Job Description

Safeguarding and Pupil Wellbeing Officer

35 hours per week for 36 weeks per year (term-time, plus 2 weeks in School holidays)

Salary £32 000 pa

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Safeguarding and Pupil Wellbeing Officer to join our team at Worth School. This role is predominantly term-time based, with some additional weeks worked in the School holidays.

The Safeguarding and Pupil Wellbeing Officer will support the delivery of high-quality pastoral care in the School, liaising with and working alongside the relevant pastoral staff including House staff, the Head of PSHE, the Medical Department and the School Counsellor. The successful applicant will act as the First Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and work closely with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Safeguarding Management Team, deputising for the DSL as and when required.

As the Safeguarding and Pupil Wellbeing Officer, your responsibilities would include:

  • Assisting with all operational aspects of safeguarding in the School
  • As part of the Pastoral Team, to deliver on the pastoral objectives within the School Development Plan
  • To share in the corporate responsibility for the wellbeing and discipline of the pupils attending the School and to promote a culture of high-quality safeguarding, and a high regard for personal safety and wellbeing for all students
  • To coordinate all aspects of safeguarding in the School including taking referrals from staff and pupils
  • As First Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, supporting and deputising for the DSL when required on all matters relating to the welfare of our pupils
  • To work alongside the DSL and Pastoral Team to actively co-ordinate and promote a whole-school approach towards mental health and wellbeing.
  • To liaise with the Head of PSHE to ensure pupil emotional wellbeing and mental health needs are being met through a successful PSHE programme

What we are looking for:

  • Relevant professional experience of safeguarding (essential)
  • Strong understanding of safeguarding principles and practices, as well as child protection and safeguarding legislation and guidance (essential)
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written (essential)
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy (essential)
  • Professional safeguarding qualifications and training (desirable)
  • Experience of working as a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) or in a similar role (desirable)
  • Experience within a PSHE role (desirable)
  • Understanding of KCSIE and ISI regulations (desirable)
  • Previous experience working in a school environment or a public service (social services, police, etc.) safeguarding setting (desirable)

The School offers its own generous salary scale and an enhanced benefits scheme including an employee assistance programme, meal provision and enhanced pension contribution. Employees have access to our facilities and benefit from free parking, social events and discounted school fees.

Worth is a highly successful co-educational, Catholic, Benedictine, 11-18 HMC boarding and day school of circa 650 pupils. It offers a broad curriculum, including the International Baccalaureate and A-levels in the Sixth Form.

Applicants are required to apply online by using the Quick Apply button. Alternatively, an application form and job details are available from the HR Department

Kindly make an application via the following link –

Telephone: 01342 710215

Closing date for applications: 15 December 2023*

*We reserve the right to invite candidates for interview prior to the closing date and to close vacancies early if we have sufficient suitable applications. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Worth School is not able to offer visa sponsorship.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children, all employees must have the ability to understand and adhere to Child Protection and Safeguarding legislation. The role holders safeguarding responsibilities are set out in the job description. References may be taken prior to interview and DBS and other vetting checks will be conducted on the successful applicant.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The MOJ’s guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 Section 7(1)(a) states that it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

As part of any recruitment process, the organisation collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The organisation is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £32,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Employee discount
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Sick pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Crawley, RH10 4SD: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

Source – Dsl Jobs – 2023 |