Job Description

Please note this vacancy is only available for Birmingham City Council employees that are under a S188 (Priority Movers and Lateral Movers)

Designated Safeguarding Lead


Grade 5 – £38,296 – £46,549

Working 36.5 hours per week

Birmingham Adult Education Service is the largest Adult and Community Learning provider in the country, working across multiple sites, with over 7,000 adult learners annually.

We are looking for an experienced Designated Safeguarding Lead to lead on Safeguarding, Prevent and online safety across Birmingham Adult Education Service.

You will create a strong and positive culture of Safeguarding throughout the organisation, participate in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings, lead on policy development, support our team of Designated Safeguarding Officers and ensure they are trained and work to consistent standards to ensure that the safety of our learners is paramount.

You will act as a source of expertise and support for all staff, keeping abreast of current safeguarding issues and ensuring that staff are informed so that they can effectively support learners. You will closely monitor and report on referrals.

You will also be responsible for Learning Support at one of BAES’s smaller centres.

The successful applicant will have a degree or equivalent, substantial experience as a Designated Safeguarding Lead in an educational environment and of liaison with relevant external agencies. You will have experience of managing staff, of working to tight deadlines and targets, and a knowledge of learner services.

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language is required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.

Closing date 11th July 2023 at 23.59

Interviews for this post will take place in person at Library of Birmingham. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

For any informal enquires please contact: Helen Ennis, Head of Quality Improvement and Learner Services,

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We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements , before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) would be required to hold a relevant Visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) apply for a visa . Successful applicants may be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council for a skilled worker visa (if the job is eligible) subject to meeting the relevant criteria.

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