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Welfare and Safeguarding Practitioner - The Priory Primary School

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
The Priory Primary School, Dorsett Road, Friar Park, Sandwell, WS10 0JG
Band E (£29,269 - £33,945 Pro-rata) Actual Salary - plus 2 weeks (£26,792 - £31,072) + 5 Years’ LA Service (£27,355 - £31,275)
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Job Type
Schools / Academies - Support staff roles
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Term time

Job Details

To start Spring Term 2024.

The Priory Primary School needs to recruit a highly motivated, robust and caring Welfare and Safeguarding Practitioner to join our experienced and knowledgeable pastoral team. The team includes: an Emotional Literacy/Parental Liaison Practitioner, a 1:1 Mentor, a First Aid Administrator and a Qualified Children’s Therapist. You will therefore be part of a strong and cohesive team.

We are looking for candidates who are ambitious and hardworking but also resolute in the face of adversity. If you are a practitioner who is looking for a position that will provide you with daily challenges but also a rewarding role that will enable you to make positive change for young people - we are the school for you!

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a minimum Level 3 Safeguarding qualification as well as extensive training.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience, working with families who have complex social needs.
  • Effectively support reluctant families to make positive change and improve attendance for pupils.
  • Be knowledgeable in safeguarding practice, systems and procedures; thus able to provide comprehensive safeguarding advice and guidance to staff working in school.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Manage our First Aid systems.
  • Use ICT effectively to carry out roles and responsibilities, e.g. ECAF.

We would like to appoint the successful candidate at the very earliest opportunity. The purpose of this, if possible, is to ensure the candidate is successfully inducted into the role and the incumbent post holder can effectively support with a smooth transition.

The Priory Primary School has a responsibility for and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups. All employees and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) and where relevant, a childcare disqualification check. Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and other satisfactory pre-employment checks. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.


Please contact Ms Hill, Welfare and Safeguarding Practitioner, if you require any further information about the role. We actively encourage and welcome visits to our school and I know you will be impressed with what you see. Visiting our school during the working day is essential.

Please contact Lorraine Thompson in the school office on 0121 556 1383 or e-mail: l.thompson to arrange an appointment or request an application pack. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date:   Monday 11th December -  12 noon

Interview:  Week Commencing 11th December

Please note, if you have not heard from us by Wednesday 13th December, unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.


37 Hours Per Week, Term time, plus 2 weeks


Band E (£29,269 - £33,945 Pro-rata) Actual Salary - plus 2 weeks (£26,792 - £31,072) + 5 Years’ LA Service (£27,355 - £31,275)


The Priory Primary School, Dorsett Road, Friar Park, Sandwell, WS10 0JG

 Closing Date:

12pm Monday 11th December 2023

Supporting documents
Application Form


Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

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Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page;

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0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS

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