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£40,000 – £45,000 a year
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Company pension
Cycle to work scheme
Discounted or free food
Employee discount
Gym membership
Private medical insurance

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The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is a senior member of staff who sits on the School Leadership Team, with lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection (including online safety) across both the Junior and Senior schools. Please note that this is a non-teaching role and having previous experience of working in a school is desirable but not essential.

Their additional responsibilities include providing advice and support to other staff on child welfare, safeguarding and child protection matters, taking part in strategy discussions and interagency meetings, and/or supporting other staff to do so, and to contributing to the assessment of children. The DSL will work closely with the school’s pastoral team, and will be given the additional time, funding, training, resources and support they need to carry out the role effectively. A significant element of this role involves monitoring the school’s safeguarding and welfare reporting platform and to triage concerns to the relevant member of staff in a timely manner.

Lewes Old Grammar School is an independent co-educational day school located in the historic county town of Lewes, educating children from 3 to 18 years old. The School encompasses traditional values combined with a forward-thinking approach to the education of young people, and it is proud of the family ethos and community it engenders. First established in 1512, Lewes Old Grammar School combines high educational standards and small classes in a caring, well- mannered environment together with economic fee levels. There is an extensive program of extra-curricular activities running on Friday afternoons for Year 7-9 and many opportunities for students to take part in music and drama activities.

The Junior School caters for children from three years old until the age of ten, and is located in an independent building in a pleasant residential area of Lewes. The Senior School occupies four architecturally historic buildings in the High Street of the ancient town of Lewes. Here we educate children from the age of 11, (Year 7), until 18 years of age, (Sixth Form), and always feature well in the Sussex GCSE and A Level league tables.

Lewes Old Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and sign a self-disclosure form.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £40,000.00-£45,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Gym membership
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Wellness programme


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 03/03/2023

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