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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

St Peter's Catholic School
Guildford, Surrey
Contract Type
Term Time
Surrey Pay Scale PS7 - £31,262 to £33,321 FTE
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
15th April 2024 11:59 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1410833

St Peter's is an extremely successful school and Sixth Form in Guildford. We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Deputy DSL to join our team. Start date as soon as possible.

The role of the Deputy DSL is to lead on the day-to-day management of safeguarding and child protection across the school, working with the Assistant Headteacher as DSL, who retains lead responsibility.

They will advise and support other members of staff on child welfare and child protection matters, and liaise with relevant agencies such as the local authority and police.

About St Peter’s:

St Peter’s Catholic School, part of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust, is an extremely successful school and sixth form set in attractive grounds on the outskirts of Guildford, with onsite parking. Standards are high and academic progress excellent, with very good facilities and resources. Community is a key aspect of our ethos; relationships between students and staff are excellent. The school has a reputation for excellent pastoral care and inclusion. We are also a partner school of Teach Southeast, an initial teacher training (ITT) provider.

What we can offer you:

• A friendly, supportive environment, where best practise is shared to ensure high quality teaching support.

• A varied workload with the necessary training and development to work effectively.

• A Local Government Pension Scheme.

• All staff benefit from free access to Spectrum, Guildford, Sports Centre. Including the gym, group exercise classes, spa and pool.

• An extensive range of benefits and discounts with ‘Mylifestyle’, our employee benefits hub.

About You:

• Ideally educated to Degree level with GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths

• Ideally, you should have already completed the Surrey CC DSL mandatory training modules, including new to role training.

• Experience of managing safeguarding in a school or other relevant organisation

• Expert knowledge of legislation and guidance on safeguarding and working with young people

• Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively

• Good IT skills, including previous use of CPOMs is desirable

• Good interpersonal skills

• A calm and effective communicator with a sound understanding of issues affecting young people that can impact on their future.

• Excellent record keeping skills and attention to detail with experience of handling sensitive data and upholding the principals of confidentiality.

• Confident in implementing and encouraging good safeguarding practice throughout the school.

• You must have the right to work in the UK

Unsure? Why not visit the school for a tour and let us answer any questions you may have.

If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people then St Peter’s could be the school for you.

The hours are 36 per week, term time only, with unpaid morning and lunch breaks. However, there is an opportunity for paid duties during lunchtime and after school.

Surrey Pay Scale PS7 - £31,262 to £33,321 FTE**

For 36 Hours per week, term time only (39 weeks per year), actual salary - £26,894 to £28,665. **

**These rates are under review and are expected to increase from 1st April 2024

If you would like to visit the school for an informal tour, please contact Michelle Gallagher, HR Manager.

Our roles can receive high volumes of applicants and we may need to occasionally close a vacancy before the published closing date of the advert. Interviews will be arranged as suitable applications are received. We do not want you to miss out, so recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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.


Safeguarding Statement:

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
St Peter's Catholic School

St Peter's Catholic School

Part of Xavier Catholic Education Trust

Xavier Catholic Education Trust