Job Description

Wellington College is one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools located in rural Berkshire set in a stunning 400 acre campus, home to a blend of breathtaking original architecture and modern state-of-the-art facilities to provide the best possible education environment for our pupils.

We have an exciting new opportunity and are currently looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and dedicated Safeguarding Manager to join the team in our Safeguarding department.

As well as an attractive salary and an excellent opportunity to further develop, our staff benefits* a contributory pension scheme, enhanced maternity / paternity schemes, a generous health scheme including an Employee Assistance Programme and access to a health cash plan, a cycle to work scheme, discounted staff membership to the Fitness Club, a free lunch whilst on duty and free parking.

*Staff benefits are based on a full-time role and will be available / pro-rated as applicable

Dedication, hard work and passion will see you go far at Wellington College, we value and support our staff and you’ll have the chance to develop existing and gain new skills with career progression opportunities available.

About the role:

The Safeguarding Manager will report to the Director of Safeguarding (who is the College DSL) and will join the core pastoral team, working as a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, deputising for the DSL when required. The Safeguarding Manager will also offer support to the DSL at Eagle House – Wellington College’s Prep School.

The successful candidate will be required to work full-time 37 hours per week during term time plus 10 additional days during the holidays (35 weeks) and some on-call cover. The candidate must be prepared to be flexible and adaptable to respond to urgent incidents and cases. This may require some occasional work on a Saturday morning.

This role is initially a 4 term fixed contract, but there may be an opportunity to transfer to a permanent contract following this period of time.

Key responsibilities include (Please see JD for full requirements):

  • Safeguarding Culture
  • Management, Record Keeping and Information Sharing
  • Training and Education

So, if you are committed to contributing towards the College community, think you’ve got what it takes to perform exceptionally in this role and would like to join our team, please apply now.

For further details, including how to apply, please visit the Support page of our website at

Wellington College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

All applicants must have a valid right to work in the UK and must be able to produce supporting documents. 

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