Job Description

Job Introduction

  • Do you want to make a difference to the standards of safeguarding in schools?
  • Are you an experienced safeguarding lead in a school or college?
  • Do you enjoy delivering high quality training?

The role of Safeguarding Consultant could be the job you are looking for.

The SLES Safeguarding Team are seeking a new Consultant to support the delivery of safeguarding reviews in schools and the development and delivery of high-quality training, support and guidance for school leaders and DSL teams.

This is an excellent career opportunity and will provide you with the chance to support practice in primary, secondary, special schools, post-16 colleges and independent schools.

An induction and training programme will be provided, but anyone considering this post should be confident in the delivery of training and secure in their understanding and experience of complex safeguarding issues in schools.

Travel across the county will be required, as well as a willingness and availability to travel occasionally to schools elsewhere in the Southeast of England.

We are looking for candidates who are able to:

  • Challenge current practises in a professional and constructive way.
  • Deliver initiatives for improving the service to schools and pupils.
  • Lead and support staff to achieve a common vision and strategic direction.
  • Work as part of a team and identify opportunities for working with colleagues from other services.

To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above.

When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.

Interviews will take place in person at County Hall, Lewes, on the 22nd of November 2022. If you are unavailable on that date let us know and we may be able to schedule an alternative date to interview you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dion Page-Hammond – Support and Intervention Manager on or Catherine Dooley – Senior Manager: Safeguarding and Wellbeing on

Working with all schools across the county is a privilege and offers the chance to support schools with delivering best practice in the area of safeguarding.

For work that makes a difference.


Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Company Information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

Package Description


Hours of work: 22 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time (flexible working patterns will be considered, including Term-time only).

Closing date: Sunday 13 November 2022
Interview date: Tuesday 22 November 2022

For an informal discussion, please contact Dion Page-Hammond – Support and Intervention Manager on or Catherine Dooley – Senior Manager: Safeguarding and Wellbeing on

For more information: Safeguarding Jobs – 2022 |