Designated Safeguarding Lead (Education) – Keys Group – Darlington

Keys Group

*Education Designated Safeguarding Lead*

*Full time – permanent position*

*Salary of £24 – £30K dependent on qualifications and experience (working term time only, salary paid over 12 months)*

We are very ex cited to offer you the opportunity to work in our Independent special school with our exceptional students. We are looking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational safeguarding lead for our school. You will work in partnership with our whole school community in all matters of safeguarding across the school. We are looking for an exceptional person who thrives on working in a challenging, but immensely rewarding environment.

*Why choose Keys Group for your career?*

This is an exciting time to join a leading and growing organisation as part of a friendly, professional and supportive team.

As well as competitive pay and in house professional support we provide and fully fund the necessary training to achieve valuable externally accredited qualifications.

We can offer:

· Full induction and introductory programme

· Fully funded training and qualifications

· Enhanced pay scales that recognise both qualifications and experience

· Enhanced company maternity & paternity pay

· A great employee Benefits programme

· NEST Pension Scheme

· Life assurance

· Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check paid for by us

*More about the role*

You will develop an inspiring vision and culture in the school to support and protect all our students in all areas of child protection. You will be helping our students to get the most out of education and overcome any barriers to their learning. In partnership with the Headteacher, you will lead in all matters of safeguarding across the school. You will engage with vulnerable students, families and external agencies to improve outcomes for students. You will advise and support other staff on child welfare and child protection matters and will lead in liaising with external agencies and ensuring appropriate referrals and records are made.

*What do you need?*

We are looking for someone who has a minimum of 2 years’ experience of managing safeguarding in school or other relevant organisation including building relationships with student and their families’ or carers – particularly the most vulnerable.

It is essential that you have good working knowledge of legislation and guidance on safeguarding and working with young people, including knowledge of the responsibilities of schools and other agencies.

Contact us today, we would be delighted to hear how you can join us in helping us to educate and care for our students to lead happy, healthy and successful lives.

Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.

Keys Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care and therefore this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £24,000.00-£30,000.00 per year

* Company events
* Company pension
* Free parking
* On-site parking
* Referral programme
* Relocation assistance
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday

* working with legislation/ guidance / safeguarding children: 2 years (required)
* knowledge of the responsibilities of schools: 2 years (required)
* Managing safeguarding: 2 years (required)

Work Location: On the road

Reference ID: safeguarding lead

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