Job Description

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – SEN & Specialist Provision

Role Information:

Reference: REQ001008

Location: Stroud Campus

FTE Salary: up to £32,013.00 (Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience)

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

SGS is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Financial Rewards and Benefits:

  • Opportunity to make a positive impact within the community and on learners’ lives
  • Competitive Pension Scheme– Corporate and support roles have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a flexible and pension accessible from the age of 55, with generous employer contributions of 16%.
  • Generous Annual leave entitlement plus the 8 bank holidays– 25 days corporate and support functions, increasing to 30 days after 5 academic years’ service (Full-Time Equivalent).
  • Two weeks leave during the Christmas closedown period largely supported by the discretionary closure days provided by the College.
  • Extensive professional development with ongoing support for your personal & professional development, including 25% tuition discount for immediate family of SGS employees.
  • Family friendly policies and a proven commitment to supporting flexible working practices
  • Access to ‘My Lifestyle’ discounted shopping benefits, cycle to work scheme and a Technology Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Free Annual Eye test
  • All staff members can buy a TOTUM card (formerly known as NUS Extra cards), as part of being an affiliate member of the Students’ Union
  • Staff have access and supported to be part of inclusive or sustainable staff networks and communities
  • Free car parking at all campuses (Except Queens Road Art School)
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources
  • Subsidised onsite catering services including Starbucks Coffee

South Gloucestershire & Stroud College has an excellent reputation for delivering further education and work-based programmes in a range of subjects – from business to sport, construction to media, GCSE’s and A Levels to Honour Degree level programmes.

Our experienced and passionate staff work hard to help students and colleagues achieve their personal challenges and career goals. We are proud of SGS and committed to making the College the best it can be. We are currently working hard to achieve “Outstanding” status after being classified as “Good” in our last inspection. For more information, please visit our website.

This role will deputise for the Director of Wellbeing Service & Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) to provide cross campus support to the SGS Wellbeing Service.

In addition, you will play a vital role in supporting students within our SEN and 14-16 specialist provisions at our Stroud Campus. You will be responsible for safeguarding learners, fostering a positive learning environment, and empowering learners to achieve their full potential. You will work closely with students, teachers, and other support staff to implement tailored strategies to keep children safe and promote social and emotional development.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To review, existing and where necessary, draft new College policies and procedures relating to student wellbeing, including information for visitors and volunteers.
  • To plan and deliver regular Safeguarding CPD sessions and safeguarding bulletins for staff.
  • To lead on the production of timely safeguarding reporting for the College.
  • To lead on monitoring online safety of learners using the filtering and monitoring systems and processes in place.

Beneficial Skills & Qualifications

  • DSL Safeguarding or Advanced Safeguarding qualification equivalent
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of safeguarding, child protection and vulnerable adults, and knowledge of Prevent
  • Experience of working within a student support function and of the range of services required to meet the changing needs of FE and HE learners
  • Relevant experience working with students with SEN
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the varying demands of the role

Please apply online by: Tuesday 27th February 2024

Expected Interview Date: To be confirmed

If you have any queries please contact

SGS College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and any offer of employment will be subject to a number of conditions including a requirement for providing satisfactory references. In line with KCSIE and having regard to all relevant guidance, a range of checks and online searches will also be conducted for successful candidates, and a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure will need to be obtained as a requirement of the job.

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