Job Description

Blossom House School is an Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” specialist school for children aged 3 – 19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties. We provide a nurturing environment for children from Foundation Stage, Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Post-16. Although many of the children have some associated difficulties such as fine motor problems or poor organisational skills, they are all within the average range of cognitive abilities.

What the role involves:

We are looking to appoint an experienced Designated Safeguarding Lead to work across all school sites, who will take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection (including online safety and understanding the filtering and monitoring systems and processes in place) and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This role will include staff training and will also require aspects of family liaison and support. As this role carries a significant level of responsibility, the DSL will be part of our senior management team and will be given the additional time, funding, training, resources and support they need to carry out the role effectively.

Contract Term/Hours: Maternity Cover, Monday to Friday (8:30 – 17:00)

To start: Autumn Term 2023.

Annual Salary: £43,000 to £46,200, depending on experience

Closing Date: 18th September 2023.

This position would suit either a qualified social worker, preferably with experience of working with children with disabilities, or someone who has experience of managing safeguarding in a school or relevant organisation.

Applicants will need to complete an application form detailing how they meet the requirement of the person specification, along with the application activity detailed in the attachment.

For further information please contact: Fiona Roberts DSL

Blossom House School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including and Enhanced DBS check, the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. 

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