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Designated Safeguarding Lead

Wymering Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 7HX
New Horizons Primary School
Full Time, Term Time
£25,400 - £30,988 per annum
23rd September 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
10th October 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1272916

Salary: Pay Group 5 £25,400 - £30,988 (based on FTE of £27,708 - £33,804)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent, 41 weeks per year

Closing Date: 09/10/2022

Interview Date: TBC

We are recruiting for a Designated Safeguarding Lead at New Horizons Primary School.

You will take lead responsibility for all safeguarding (including Online Safety) and child protection matters arising at the school and supporting all other staff in dealing with any child protection concerns that arise. You will also be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact. To be available for staff to discuss any safeguarding concerns.

As DSL you will have a number of responsibilities which include referring cases, leading on training and raising awareness of safeguarding to all staff.  

What you will need to succeed:

For a full list of responsibilities and to view the person specification please see the attached job description

  • Knowledge and experience of working with children, young people and families and dealing with barriers to education.
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of safeguarding procedures, child protection issues and law and regulations governing the employment of children.
  • Excellent IT skills, including Excel and Word
  • High level written, oral and listening communication skills for effective interaction with internal and external contacts.
  • Understanding of the need for confidentiality and working practice of handling such information.

Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with and support happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust including excellent CPD opportunities
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To arrange an informal telephone conversation or tour of the school please contact Gemma Muscat, Office Manager at the school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Safeguarding Statement:

Isambard Brunel Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
New Horizons Primary School

New Horizons Primary School

Part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust