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Designated Safeguarding Lead

£26,845 per year (ERYC Grade 7)
Term Entry
Type Hours
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
St Annes School and Sixth Form College, Boothferry Road, Hessle, HU13 9AR
Closing date
Job closes on 11 June*
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Schools
Job reference
Job reference: SASC004920
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The job itself

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the safeguarding team in our brand-new state of the art premises in Hessle!

St. Anne’s School, Sixth Form College and Residence is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ local authority maintained Special School of approximately 170 students aged 2-19, serving the needs of families in a wide area of the East Riding of Yorkshire and beyond.

All our students have either complex medical needs, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism spectrum conditions. Our dedicated and talented staff are exceptional in managing their needs and developing their potential. Students are day-attendees and there is a Local Authority residential unit attached to the school, providing regular respite care for some of our students and which is an integral part of the school’s organisation.

We live St. Anne’s School motto of “We All Achieve” and if you share our passion to deliver positive outcomes that affect our students and their families/carers, this is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in this newly created role.

Our new Safeguarding Officer will provide leadership and management for the delivery and implementation of robust safeguarding procedures across the School, Sixth form and Residence for all pupils and staff. You’ll work with internal stakeholders, and outside agencies to ensure that all relevant policies and procedures are adhered to, improved upon and that positive safeguarding outcomes are implemented for the benefit of students families and carers and staff.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A passion for, and knowledge of SEND in education and social care setting
  • A good standard of education including passes in English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent)
  • First Aid/Mental Health First Aid
  • A Level 3 designated safeguarding lead training qualification
  • Significant experience of working with children and families in a safeguarding and child protection environment as well as experience of working with multi agency professionals
  • A practical knowledge of the referral process and demonstrated delivery of positive safeguarding outcomes
  • Experience of managing staff
  • A genuine ability to engage with and influence all stakeholders
  • A commitment to drive continuous improvement in safeguarding, including staff training and policy and process review and development
  • A childcare qualification e.g. NVQ or Diploma level 3 in Care of Children and Young people, Social Care Pathways or Residential Child care would be desirable but not essential.
  • High degree of confidentiality

In return we can offer you:

  • The chance to take your career to the next level in an ‘outstanding’ award-winning School
  • Strong partnership with a knowledgeable and supportive Board of Governors
  • A welcoming inclusive environment which embodies ‘We All Achieve’

Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact the school office to arrange this. Visits must be pre-arranged.

To arrange a confidential conversation about the role, please contact our current DSL and Head of Care Kay O’Neill through our School office or email

Online applications close on 11 June. Applications will be received at the school up until 12noon on 12 June.

Want to know more?

Get in touch for more information.

Kirsty Parsons
HR Manager
01482 667379
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Pay and reward

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Schools applications

This school does not have the resources to send individual notifications to all applicants who are not shortlisted so if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have been unsuccessful.

If selected for interview, an online search will be conducted for candidates. This is in line with KCSiE 2022.

DBS/Medical check

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check. The school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. All members of staff are expected to share this commitment.

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