Job Description

St Mary’s and St John’s CE School is seeking to appoint a Lead Safeguarding Officer who will direct and manage the safeguarding team, supporting the effective operation of the safeguarding service on a day-to-day basis throughout the Primary and Secondary Phases.

Excellent inter-personal and organisational skills are required as well as an understanding of social/welfare issues that impact on children and families

We are looking for somebody who:

  • Has a working knowledge of current Safeguarding issues and Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and practices with regards to KCSIE, data protection and confidentiality
  • Has successful experience of working with young people, preferably with SEN
  • Has the ability to understand and manage complex situations across services and partner agencies
  • Has the ability to prioritise, know when to take decisions and when to defer
  • Maintains high standards of professionalism and confidentiality where appropriate.

Our School

St Mary’s and St John’s CE school is an all-through school in Hendon, North London, successfully providing high quality education and academic achievement for children and young people from Nursery to Sixth Form. We are proud to be a diverse, multi-faith, harmonious school, with a distinctive Christian ethos, resolute in the belief that “With God, all things are possible”. In a changing world, our values; Wisdom, Service and Hope, define us, strengthen relationships with our parents and children, and provide guiding principles that enable us to deliver academic excellence and promote self-discipline and resilience.

Applications and supporting statements to be sent to and templates can be downloaded from our website at

Please contact Mrs Orphanou, Personnel Officer ( for further information or a confidential discussion.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 23rd September, 9am

We reserve the right to close the application process early if suitable candidates apply. The school and governing body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Each successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks.

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