Job Description

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Full time – salary dependent on experience

Start date: April or September 2024

We are seeking an excellent Designated Safeguarding Lead. The DSL will set the highest of standards in safeguarding across the school and lead the deputy DSL team.

We would welcome applicants with expertise in safeguarding with young people, either from their work in schools or in social work or similar work background.

The DSL will be pivotal for our pastoral work, making a difference to young people across the school. They should be an excellent communicator, who is able to manage sensitive and privileged information with discretion. They will have the ability to work in a team and under their own initiative and demonstrate flexibility when dealing with sensitive cases.

To apply for this vacancy, please visit our website:

Closing date for applications: Monday 15 January

Interviews to be held: Tuesday 23 January   

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and St Margaret’s School reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

St Margaret’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. St Margaret’s School is an equal opportunities employer.

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Source: Designated Safeguarding Lead, Hertfordshire – Tes Jobs