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Safeguarding Officer

Essex County Council

Job Description

Start Date: September 2022

Permanent Salary: Scale 7 19-24 £26,564 - £29,811 FTE

Actual Salary: £20,899.37 - £23,453.97

Working Pattern: Full time (Part time considered) Term Time + Insets

The role of the designated Safeguarding Officer is to support families, pupils and schools in addressing all safeguarding matters, and where necessary, enforcing relevant legislation. The officer must be able to organise and take responsibility for your own work making appropriate decisions whilst working under pressure seeking guidance when appropriate. The Safeguarding must be an appropriate member of staff trained to the level of a Designated Safeguarding Lead. They have a legal responsibility for dealing with safeguarding issues, providing advice and support to staff, liaising with the Local Authority, and working with a range of other agencies. Talking with children openly and calmly is an essential attribute that you will hold. Having conversations about what is going well, what they may be worried about and how they may like some help to resolve issues is all part of the role. An ability to hold confidences while communicating the importance of sharing important information to keep people safe is essential.

As part of your role, you will work alongside some families and will have regular communications with the parents of pupils to discuss what is going well alongside and concerns the school may have. Keeping records of all of these discussions, alongside clear records of all agency paperwork, will an important aspect of this position.

NET Academies Trust offer a unique chance to be part of a friendly and supportive team. Working as a part of a family of schools, staff work in teams to share the responsibility for the wellbeing of children. We have a number of specialist staff who work across our cluster who offer teachers expert support across the curriculum.

The Trust has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything they do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents, the local community and the other local schools within NET.

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