Job Description

Smithills School,

Smithills Dean Road, Bolton,


Tel: 01204 467 203


‘Success For All’

11-16 Mixed Comprehensive NOR:1030

Principal: Mr Mike Sidebottom

Safeguarding Officer

GRADE F POINTS 17 TO 23 (£24,920- £28,227 PA for full year, full time) This position will be PRO RATA of the above.

Part-time 22 hrs per week over 3 days (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Term Time Only Permanent Position

Required From: May 2022

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and well qualified candidate to join our safeguarding team . The successful candidate will work with the existing Safeguarding Officer under the direction/instruction of the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Duties will include attending child protection conferences/reviews and core group meetings and responding appropriately/effectively to safeguarding concerns raised by staff/students, maintaining high levels of confidentiality at all times.

You will liaise with relevant agencies/parents/carers/staff/students as necessary and attend joint interviews of students by Children’s Services as appropriate.

We offer:

  • Great sport facilities including pool and gym, with a well-kept campus set in beautiful surroundings to the north of Bolton.
  • Delightful, ambitious, caring and well-motivated students with a strong work ethic
  • An experienced and expert team of year leaders, teachers and support staff

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Smithills is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Please return application forms to Mrs Lisa Muller, Finance & HR Officer, at

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Tuesday 19th April 2022

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