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Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer

Term Entry
Type Hours
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
The Market Weighton School, Spring Road, Market Weighton, YO43 3JF
Closing date
Job closes on 6 July*
Interview date
Interview is 12 July
Service area
Service area: Schools
Job reference
Job reference: TMWS004152
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The job itself

Required from September 2022, a highly motivated person to act as the school’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) and Child Protection Officer.

TMWS is looking to appoint a Safeguarding Officer to join our busy team.

  • Do you enjoy working in a busy and vibrant environment?
  • Do you have excellent interpersonal skills?
  • Do you have a love of working with children?
  • If you are excited by your answers to the above questions then you may be the right candidate to join #TeamTMWS

You will maintain accurate documentation on all child protection (CP) matters, liaising with the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and Children’s Safeguarding Teams.

We are a small school, proud of our traditional rural heritage, yet ambitious for the future of all our students. Our size is a real strength as it enables students and their families to work closely with the teaching and support staff at the school, building positive working relationships. We believe that students achieve best in a supportive and positive environment – and that is what you will find in our school.

All our students follow a curriculum that focuses on academic as well as personal qualities, including student’s social and emotional development. The school views both strands as complementary and as such prepares students for the society into which they will emerge, a society marked by rapid technological and social change. We believe that all students have an entitlement to a knowledge rich curriculum regardless of ability or background. We have an inclusive ethos adapting the curriculum to meet the needs of all our students. Student wellbeing is paramount and students benefit from positive relationships with staff. As a result, students feel secure and able to focus on their learning.

For further details, please see the school website or call or email Sarah Florence.

Our staff benefits:

  • ERYC pension scheme
  • Continuous service awards
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work
  • Free on-site parking
  • ERYC gym membership and discount programmes
  • Gym facilities on site

Candidates are welcome to visit the school prior to formal application.

Applications should be submitted to Sarah Florence via email.

Online applications close on 6 July. Applications will be received at the school up until 12noon on 7 July.

Want to know more?

Get in touch for more information.

Sarah Florence
PA / Clerk / HR Officer
01430 876025
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Pay and reward

The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.

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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.

DBS/Medical check

This post is subject to medical and enhanced DBS clearance. 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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