Job Description

About us

SENse Learning is on a mission to ensure no child is left behind, by providing bespoke learning packages to students with additional needs. We believe that each young person is unique and that the right support can make a positive and lasting impact.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Safeguarding Coordinator to join our team in the office in Staplefield, West Sussex (with some flexibility for hybrid working). This is a full time, term time only (39 weeks per year), Fixed Term Contract for 12 months, with the potential to be made permanent.

What can we offer you?

  • Enhanced annual leave allowance
  • Length of service annual leave increments
  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible working & Hybrid options
  • Family friendly policies
  • Referral scheme
  • Regular socials
  • Annual bonus scheme

About the Role

The Safeguarding Coordinator is responsible to the Safeguarding Lead.

The role will be supporting the Safeguarding Lead to manage the day to day safeguarding needs of the students we work with. The main focus of this role will be responding to and supporting the team to manage safeguarding issues that arise, attending safeguarding meetings and providing advice and support to parents and the Associates. You will oversee a caseload of students to monitor and intervene in safeguarding matters, working alongside Local Authority Social Workers.

Duties and Responsibilities

Safeguarding Deputy DSL

  • Respond appropriately to disclosures of abuse or other concerns which relate to the well-being of a child, in line with local and national procedures
  • Have oversight of a caseload of young people
  • Where appropriate, refer concerns to the Local Authority children’s social care or to other appropriate agencies and ensure that concerns are acted on.
  • Ensure that children who are victims of abuse are supported appropriately and sensitively in the provision environments.
  • To take on a consultative/supportive role, but not be the lead professional. Help with TAC meetings, but not be the named social worker in these instances.
  • Establish and develop collaborative working with allied health and social care practitioners from children’s and adults’ services
  • Maintain detailed, accurate, robust and secure written records in relation to welfare concerns and referrals
  • Understand the importance of information sharing, both within provision with the three safeguarding partners, other agencies, organisations and practitioners
  • To encourage a culture of listening to children and taking into account their wishes and feelings, among all staff/Associates in any measures the provision may put in place to protect them
  • To understand the unique risks associated with online safety and have the relevant knowledge and up to date capability required to keep children and vulnerable adults safe whilst they are online at provision.
  • To understand the national position and challenges of Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Crime Exploitation and cascade this down to staff/Associates
  • To attend key professional safeguarding meetings
  • To work autonomously within an alternative education setting, and be confident with working alongside education colleagues


  • Other ad hoc pastoral tasks to support the running of the Department

Please note the closing date for the role is 21st December.

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

It is essential that you…

– Share our commitment to the protection, safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young people.

– Be a qualified Social Worker with at least 1 year of experience, ideally in child protection setting and registered with the HCPC

– Have experience of attending and participating in safeguarding meetings such as Child Protection Conferences and Child in Need Meetings

– Able to demonstrate skills in a range of social work approaches and methods, especially assessment, planning, implementation and review, facilitating team around the child, aimed at improving outcomes and the life chances of vulnerable children and young adults

– Be able to demonstrate an understanding of thresholds of intervention and knowledge of when we would need to trigger a S17 or S47

– Have experience of assessing safeguarding risks and writing safeguarding reports around this, demonstrating an understanding of the variety of safeguarding risks that students and families may experience

– Be able to write and maintain comprehensive safeguarding records

– Have excellent organisation skills, able to manage your time and job list efficiently, using a priority-based approach

– Be able to demonstrate a professional approach to selling the brand and ethos of the company.

– Show initiative and is solution focused

– Have excellent ICT skills including knowledge of programmes such as Excel, other Microsoft Office programmes and GSuite

– Be confident in learning new electronic systems specific to the company and provide support to Associates where needed

– First class written and verbal communication skills

– Be able to work effectively as part of a team, including the ability to build effective team relationships with other remote working colleagues

– Remain flexible in supporting a broad range of functions for a small organisation which is growing rapidly

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract

Salary: £22,500.00-£26,250.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme


  • Day shift
  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends


  • Social work: 1 year (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 21/12/2023