Bede’s is an independent, co-educational school located on two stunning sites, one by the sea in Eastbourne and one in the heart of the Sussex countryside in Upper Dicker.
We are looking for a professional and experienced Director of Safeguarding to manage two distinct but complementary aspects of safeguarding within the Trust:
Designated Safeguarding Lead for Bede’s Senior School (0.8) and;
Director of Safeguarding for the Trust (0.2).
This dual role will:
• provide strategic direction for safeguarding across the Trust and ensure our approach, policies, procedures and organisational culture enable us to provide a safe environment for children and adults who come into contact with us;
• review the Trust’s current approaches to safeguarding in order to develop an appropriate, effective, efficient and proportionate overarching Safeguarding Strategy; this will build on our highly professional and respected approach to child protection and associated procedures and practice;
• implement agreed changes to ensure our overall safeguarding approach, policies and procedures are embedded across the organisation and appropriately supported from the centre;
• lead and manage the current Safeguarding team, ensuring the mitigation of risk and protection of individuals, groups, organisational reputation and corporate standing.
We are seeking someone with the experience and ability to take the ultimate lead responsibility for child protection and safeguarding at Bede’s Senior School. You will have knowledge of the requirements for keeping children safe in education, leading on child protection issues and in depth knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and good practice in respect of children and vulnerable adults. You will also have excellent presentation and report writing skills, and the ability to communicate effectively to a range of audiences.
Bede’s is a thriving independent school, located in the picturesque East Sussex countryside. It is a wonderful place to work with a generous package including; competitive salary, substantial holiday allowance, staff pension schemes, cycle to work scheme, eye care vouchers and an employee assistance programme. All mid-day meals are provided and staff have full use of our extensive sports facilities. In addition, the site affords free parking facilities.
The closing date for this position is Friday 19th July; interviews will be held in the following two weeks.
A full job description and application form are attached for your information. Please send your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. and contact Emily Rumelli, HR Administrator on 01323 356627 if you have any questions in the meantime about this vacancy.
Bede's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.