Job Description


We are seeking to appoint a highly organised, motivated and proactive Student Safeguarding and Welfare Officer to join our happy and hard-working school from January 2022.

The successful candidate will have shared responsibility for the effective Safeguarding of our students, as well as providing high level support to Heads of Year for pastoral issues.  You will share in the desire to achieve excellent outcomes for our young people, academically and in terms of character development.

Salary: Bucks Pay 4: £24,717 – £26, 744 FTE, Actual pay 0.87 FTE £21,521 – £23,286
Hours: 37 hours per week: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Friday 4pm
40 weeks per year: term-time (incl. INSETs & 5 days in the summer holiday to assist with examinations)
5.4 weeks paid annual leave

About us

Waddesdon Church of England School is a co-educational 11-18 secondary school with over 1,000 students on roll, including 300 in the Sixth Form.  Our daily routines and educational practice are rooted in the twin values of Dignity and Respect.

Just as it “takes a village to raise a child”, so it takes a whole community, in partnership with families, to educate a young person for life.  We believe in positive relationships and promote the value of being a purposeful and productive member of the community in our work with our young people.

Since being inspected in September 2006, when the school was judged as ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED, our sustained high results have continued to validate this judgement for over 14 years.  We are amongst a handful of schools nationally who are in this position.

As a Church of England school within the Diocese of Oxford, our values are grounded in the Christian faith, although we welcome equally young people and staff of all faiths and none. An inspection by the Society for the Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools in March 2018 also judged the school to be ‘Outstanding’ as a Church of England School.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Disability Confident employer.  We were awarded a Gold Award by MIND for Workplace Well-being.

For more information, please visit the school website:

About the role

The role will support the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Head of Year team, and includes administrative oversight of student attendance.

Please see the attached job description.

About you

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work positively and productively with students, parents and staff.

You will have an unshakeable belief in the ability of all children and young people to achieve and to overcome obstacles to their learning.  Previous experience of working in a school and/or with young people is desirable, but not essential.

Please see the attached person specification.

Other information

Please send application forms to

Closing date:  Monday 6th December (9.30am)

Please note that only applications on the appropriate Waddesdon C of E School teaching or support staff application form, and showing full employment history, will be considered.

Only applications on the appropriate Waddesdon CE School teaching or support staff application form, and showing full employment history, will be considered.   Applicants are invited to view the school’s Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy via this link

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, and employment will be conditional upon completion of satisfactory pre-appointment checks.

For more information, or to apply, please click here.