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Senior Safeguarding Lead

Senior Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Full Year

Full time (37 hours per week)  


NYC Grade JK – £35,745 – £40,221

We are offering an exciting opportunity to work as a Senior Safeguarding Lead within our vibrant school. The core focus of this role is to take responsibility for safeguarding and child protection across the school (including online safety).

The post holder will work within King James’s School as part of the Senior Leadership team and will have ultimate lead responsibility for safeguarding, child protection and attendance. You will also take responsibility for leading the attendance strategy, line-managing the Attendance Officer and Family Support Worker. You will be an integral part of the school’s leadership team.

The successful candidate should have experience of working with young people and their families with complex needs and experience of inter-agency working.  

You should have excellent communication skills, possess a problem-solving, restorative approach to conflict, and knowledge and understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice.

We offer a competitive salary, access to a contributory local government pension scheme and other additional staff benefits. We are committed to excellence in CPD and we will support the right candidate to be successful with training if required.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and approved references.

Completed applications must be submitted via email to:

by: Tuesday 7th May 2024, 08.00am.


Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

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