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More House School

Head of Safeguarding

Full-time, permanent, non-residential position for September 2021

An experienced practitioner, with relevant senior or middle-leadership experience within the social care or education sectors, is sought to assume leadership and responsibility for all aspects of Safeguarding and Child protection in the School.

A nationally celebrated charity, our staff are committed and inspirational, transforming the futures of pupils with literacy and language-related additional challenges, by empowering them.

Salary

£40,000 - £50,000 per annum plus pension, recognising the seniority of the post and dependent upon qualifications, skills and experience.  Five weeks’ paid holiday entitlement, in addition to public holidays.

Lunch is provided free of charge, daily.  Free parking is available.

Overview

Central to the School’s commitment to excellence in safeguarding, the Headmaster seeks to appoint to the Senior Management Team, an experienced and highly motivated Head of Safeguarding, to provide leadership of all arrangements and provision relating to Safeguarding and Child Protection. 

Reporting directly to the Headmaster, the Head of Safeguarding will draw on their substantial safeguarding experience in order to lead in the continued development of safeguarding arrangements within the School, currently rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.  Possessing a confident, in-depth understanding of relevant statutory guidance, legislation and best-practice in the field, s/he will take a leading role in shaping the School’s forward approach to safeguarding, including in the design and implementation of processes, in the education, training and support of others, and in promoting effective relationships between professionals and with external agencies.  They will discharge the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead, supported by a team of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.

The role

The primary functions of the Head of Safeguarding are to advise the Headmaster in, assume responsibility for, and provide strategic leadership of all aspects of Safeguarding.  To act as the lead, and coordinate the work of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people, in accordance with statutory guidance and known best-practice.

Closing date: 18th June 2021

Please note that interviews for the post will take place during:  Week commencing 28th June 2021

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS clearance and the receipt of satisfactory references before a formal job offer is confirmed. More House School is firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 18th June 2021

Please note, we do not accept CVs. If you require further information regarding the role, please do not hesitate to email us. 

More House School

Moons Hill, Frensham,
Farnham, Surrey,
GU10 3AP.

T: 01252 792303
E: schooloffice@morehouseschool.co.uk