Digital Safeguarding Officer

Location
Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary
£24,920 - £27,514 per annum (pro-rata for term time only)
Posted
23 Jun 2022
Closes
11 Jul 2022
Job Ref
RA0003766
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

About us and the role

Following a recent departmental reorganisation, a fantastic opportunity has arisen to join Warwickshire County Council’s Schools ICT service, as a Digital Safeguarding Officer.

The Schools ICT service is fully traded, operating under the Warwickshire Education Services banner, and provides a broad range of IT services to over 200 schools across Warwickshire and beyond.

The successful candidate will work as part of small team, delivering Digital Safeguarding services to subscribing schools.

Our Digital Safeguarding service provides real time internet and desktop monitoring of Windows, MAC and Chromebook devices for legislative compliance and is focused on meeting the requirements of the Keeping Children Safe in Education and PREVENT agendas.

The day-to-day monitoring of desktop activity uses Smoothwall’s RADAR product, and Web Filtering email alerts.

The successful candidate will report incidents of concern to subscribing schools’ Digital Safeguarding Leads, giving support where required for further actions to be taken. These incidents will be concerning inappropriate, explicit, and unsavoury content on occasion.

Although the role can be challenging it is very rewarding, being a crucial tool in the safeguarding of Warwickshire School children.

Role is term time only and has the option of working from home or in the office.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information

For further information about the role

please contact the hiring manager: Simon Bennett simonbennett@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 11th July

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button. 

Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not be submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.   

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.  

 Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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