Education Safeguarding Manager
Main Working Location: Denmark Road, Carshalton
Salary Range: Band 5/6, Point 77-93
Permanent: 37 Hours per Week
If you are seeking a significant challenge and have a strong track record of safeguarding in an education environment then we want to hear from you.
We are looking for a professional and experienced leader who is passionate about the safeguarding in education and society. An individual that enjoys a varied workload, can lead a team and develop the service, is organised, creative, flexible and has excellent people skills. You will be tasked with the necessary reporting, performance management and line management responsibilities, and importantly you will bring energy and inspire those you lead and have the ability to build relationships across the local area. You will be able to deliver with excellence, working within a culture of empowerment, and operating in a cycle of continuous improvement
You must be a confident and effective communicator and be comfortable working through complex issues and appropriate challenge with Head Teachers, Senior Leadership Teams and other organisations, and be experienced in working in a multi-agency environment. You will represent Education and Cognus at key partnership board meetings, building positive relationships between these groups, and take professional ownership for education safeguarding in Sutton
This role is the key link to ensure school staff are trained and updated on local and national safeguarding policy, best practice and procedures. The postholder will work closely with multi-agency partners that include senior leaders in both primary and secondary schools, the Local Authority, multi-agency partners, other providers as well as Cognus teams to ensure robust safeguarding procedures are in place and followed.
An ability to lead training sessions with education staff is vital, together with understanding how to develop training and guidance material to the needs of this audience.
Managing the Education Safeguarding Team, you will also ensure the team continues to develop its practice and delivery through its business plan and quality framework, and that opportunities for growth are identified and implemented.
Whilst we continue to work in line with legislation and best practice we are ambitious about developing the local area safeguarding agenda and are looking for an individual who is able to think creatively and flexibility about delivering statutory duties, while maintaining a focus on safeguarding practice and the best outcomes for the children, young people and families that we support.
You will give us great commitment and in return we offer an excellent package including:
regular support and supervision;
professional advice and support:
an excellent group of leaders as colleagues;
excellent CPD opportunities;
workplace pension scheme;
28 days annual leave (inclusive of 3 days between Xmas & New Year);
If you are interested and would like to be considered for this role, please apply with a CV and covering note (of no more than two sides, minimum font size 11) outlining your suitability. The deadline for receipt is midnight on 31st January 2020. Candidates are requested to be available on Wednesday 12th February for interview (including a brief presentation).
For an informal conversation about the role please contact the existing postholder, Jenny Rowley, or the Head of Quality & Customer Care, Peter Gasparelli, contact details via the Cognus website.
All offers of employment are subject to successful completion of recruitment formalities which includes an enhanced DBS check. These checks must have been completed prior to commencement of employment. We expect our staff to have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the Company and the Local Safeguarding Children’s Partnership.
We have several other roles we are recruiting to at different levels within Cognus. Please get in touch for an informal conversation about these and other opportunities if you or anyone else you know may be interested in working with us.
Cognus Limited 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.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.