Job Description

Earlham Primary School Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person with experience to join our team at Earlham. We have a highly experienced Designated Safeguarding Lead and a talented Pastoral Lead and are now seeking to increase our welfare capacity to meet our pupils’ growing needs, especially in COVID-19 and post COVID-19 times.

Earlham is a successful primary school that achieves excellent academic outcomes. We know that in order for children to learn more and remember more, their basic, social and emotional needs must be well met. We are committed to developing the emotional resilience and academic progress of our pupils. We are a Thrive school and currently on a journey to become a Trauma Informed School.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience within a range of educational settings.

More about the role : –

  • To be the school’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and abide by the requirements of Annex B of Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2016 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.
  • Attend Child Protection, Core Group, Children in Need (CiN), Team Around the Child (TAC) Care Management meetings and Strategic meetings.
  • To work closely with other agencies to ensure that appropriate support is found and forthcoming.
  • To provide a vital link between families and the agencies working with them.
  • To Lead pastoral work with pupils to ensure their emotional well-being.

What we offer: –

  • Your health and wellbeing is supported by an external provider offering access to a GP 24hrs along with counselling and other health benefits
  • You have access to a Trust safeguarding team and supervision support from the Eko Trust safeguarding lead
  • Further training and development as required

For more information regarding the post and an application form please contact Mrs Mewe Mechese, Office Manager / Senior Administrator on 020 8534 6127.

Closing date: Monday 1st November 2021, 12pm

Shortlisting: Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Interview: Monday 8th November 2021

Eko Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A criminal record check via the DBS will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

Reference ID: DDSL – Earlham

Application deadline: 01/11/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £28,992.00-£33,324.00 per year


  • Wellness programmes


  • Monday to Friday