Job Description

Early Years Safeguarding and Welfare Officer

Job description

Role Title: Early Years Safeguarding and Welfare Officer

Based at: Civic Office, Doncaster  (Due to COVID we are currently Home Working)         

Salary details: Grade 8, £27,049 – £30,564

Contract Type: 37 Hours Per Week, Full Time, Temporary Fixed Term until 31st August 2022

Closing date: 23rd August 2021

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

English Fluency Duty Under The Immigration Act 2016:  As you are applying for a customer facing role, you must have the ability to converse easily with customers being able to provide advice and guidance in accurate spoken English.

Due to current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions we are following Government advice and this may result in interviews being held via video call.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Doncaster Council.

We are passionate about Doncaster – it’s a great place to live, do business and visit.

We have plenty to shout about – Doncaster is the UK’s best connected location, we have many major developments in the pipeline, a vibrant urban centre with a thriving arts and cultural scene, sport and leisure attractions, wonderful green spaces and a fascinating heritage.  We firmly believe, as do our partners, that Doncaster is the place to be with a bright future and ambitions ahead of it.  But don’t just take our word for it – anyone joining the council, can look forward to expanding their knowledge and skills in a dynamic, creative and nurturing environment while truly making a difference to the communities we serve.

As a pivotal part of Team Doncaster, the council has been on a significant journey of improvement and transformation to become an employer of choice. In a challenging financial climate, we are transforming children and young people’s services and have ambitious plans to be the most child friendly borough in the country. Anyone wishing to join us on our journey can look forward to being part of a confident, ambitious organisation at an exciting time for the borough.

As an Early Years Safeguarding and Welfare Officer, you will have responsibility for implementing and contributing to the development of a programme to support the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Safeguarding and Welfare requirements. You will advise, challenge and monitor in line with best practice and legislation, providing high quality advice and support to early years providers. This role is pivotal in supporting us with our covid response- providing regular support, information and guidance to settings and childminders. You will need to be good at reading and absorbing new guidance quickly in order to create documents to support practice.

Further details about the responsibilities and requirements of the role are contained in the job profile and role summary.

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer you the chance to be part of a great team dedicated to ensuring that all people in Doncaster thrive. You will also have access to a variety of attractive employee benefits including competitive leave entitlement, local government pension scheme and access to a range of staff discount and flexible benefits schemes. Visit our Working in Doncaster page to find out more.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 23rd August 2021 and it is anticipated that interviews will be held on week commencing 30th August 2021.

For further details or an informal chat please contact: Alison Fleetwood, Tel: 01302 735096,

Secondments are welcomed for this opportunity. Please make sure you seek Line Manager approval before applying for a secondment.

Doncaster Council is committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community where we strive to improve the quality of life for all. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff to share these commitments.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

For more information, or to apply, please click here.