Safeguarding Officer Level 1
Permanent, 35 hours per week, term time only
WPT Band 5 £22,627 – £24,491 (£18,522 – £20,048 pro rata)
As soon as possible
At Wickersley Partnership Trust, students and learning are at the centre of everything we do. We nurture the development of knowledge, creativity, skills and understanding to help our children develop into happy, healthy, caring and successful citizens. We do this in a safe and positive learning environment where every individual is valued, self-belief is encouraged and each individual is able to achieve their full potential.
Wickersley Partnership Trust was founded in 2014 with charitable status and currently comprises of 8 primary schools and 5 secondary schools (including 1 sixth form) across Rotherham and neighbouring counties. WPT is committed to ensuring that all students have the best educational experience possible, and to do this, we recognise the importance of supporting our staff thoroughly in their professional development through the dissemination of best practice and collaboration, and through reflecting and debating on their practice. More about WPT’s vision can be found on our website.
About the role
As Safeguarding Officer, you will work alongside our Safeguarding Manager at Wickersley School and Sports College to promote student welfare and support with safeguarding, acting as a source of advice and support to staff in dealing with any child protection concerns that arise.
The role involves:
- Appropriate response to disclosures relating to the well-being of a child
- Making referrals where appropriate to the relevant authorities
- Attendance and contribution at inter-agency meetings and strategy discussions
- Home visits to provide outreach to families and offer advice and support
- Ensuring all staff have up to date and appropriate safeguarding training
- Allocating and monitoring the work of the Safeguarding Administrator
Please visit our new recruitment website to apply.
In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, the appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and satisfactory references.
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