Job Description

Charterhouse is a successful and ambitious school in an inspiringly beautiful setting. Founded in 1611, it moved to its present magnificent 250 acre site near Godalming in 1872. The School has over 800 pupils aged between 13 and 18, all of whom, except for about 40 day pupils, are boarders.

Assistant Head (Safeguarding)

This is a wonderful opportunity for an exceptionally talented teacher who is looking to take the next step in developing their leadership career.

Charterhouse is seeking to appoint an Assistant Head (Safeguarding) to undertake the Designated Safeguarding Lead responsibilities for safeguarding and child protection throughout the School.

The successful candidate will be a classroom teacher on a significantly reduced timetable, however, for the right candidate, this could be a non-teaching post.

The Assistant Head (Safeguarding) is a key member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team and will be expected to assist the Head in shaping a vision and direction for the School with very high expectations for pupil welfare and achievement.

The Assistant Head (Safeguarding) will be a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who will be able to demonstrate an understanding, awareness, and empathy for the needs of the pupils within the school and how these could be met.

Charterhouse offers a competitive salary and other benefits including a contributory pension scheme through the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, and membership of the School’s Sports Club.

Applications should be made in accordance with the School’s application and safer recruitment procedures, via the School’s website, selecting the relevant vacancy. This will take you to our online recruitment system and give you the opportunity to register and complete an application form. You will also have the opportunity to upload your latest CV.

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The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 24 November 2022 with the first round of interviews taking place w/c 28 November 2022.

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact. They must ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Statement at all times. This appointment will be subject to checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service and with past employers.

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