Hours per week: 36.5, term time only
Contract Type: Permanent
Telephone number: 0121 464 5566
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Start date: as soon as possible.
Queensbridge School is looking to recruit a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) who is passionate to supporting the learning, progress and care of our pupils. The DDSL will assist the
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in all matters of safeguarding and child protection in our school. The successful applicant will be educated to Degree level, will have experience of working in the Child Protection arena and will be an exemplary practitioner with a proven track record of working creatively and sensitively to the diverse needs of our pupils.
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and well-being of pupils within our school community. This role would suit an adaptable, flexible and resourceful individual. The successful applicant will demonstrate drive and an unrelenting focus on acting in the best interests of our pupils. The DDSL will work in partnership with other pastoral leaders including the DSL, SMHL, SENDCo and Attendance Lead, to ensure that the wellbeing and welfare of our 900+ pupils are monitored and supported effectively.
This role will involve working collaboratively with a dedicated team of experienced professionals to ensure that safeguarding and child protection, family support and targeted interventions are in place across the school. If you have the required qualifications, experience and a passion for working in safeguarding within an educational environment, we encourage you to apply.
• strong verbal and written communication skills
• organisational skills
• commitment to education and ensuring equal opportunities
• previous experience with children or young people, particularly in safeguarding
• outstanding personal qualities including empathy, patience and resilience
about the role:
• work with the DSL to maintain and further develop our safeguarding culture
• respond to safeguarding issues and lead case management and allocation
• ensure preventative education for keeping children safe is in place
• support the referral process to local authority and outside agencies
• keeping detail, accurate and secure written records of concerns and referrals
• supporting pupils to overcome social, emotional and mental health barriers to learning
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak English fluently is an essential requirement for this role.
Closing Date: 23 November 2023, 9:00am
Interviews: Wednesday 29 November 2023
Informal visits to our school welcome.
Should you require an application pack then please visit our website
Potential applicants should ensure that they read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.
Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.
Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.
An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.