Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead / Pastoral Lead

St Benedict's Catholic College, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC5466-397S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 6 (points 13 to 17)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/05/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 6th June 2024  

Job Description

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We are looking to appoint a highly organised individual as the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead to assist the Assistant Principal in leading and managing safeguarding across the College. The individual will also provide effective leadership and support to provide quality pastoral care within a year group, and who will work effectively with our students, providing an empathic and positive manner in supporting them. The successful candidate will ideally need to have a good pass in GCSE qualifications in English and Maths and it is essential that they have experience of working with secondary age students.

The specific responsibilities can be found in the job descriptions contained within the recruitment pack.

We are a highly respected and over-subscribed Catholic college that Ofsted found to be outstanding in its commitment to the social, moral and spiritual development of all its students. Our recent section 48 inspection found the college to have many other areas of outstanding practice.

The pay band for the role is Scale 6 (scp 13 to 17), which is £26,873 to £28,770.

The hours of work for the role will be 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday and this will be required term time, plus five staff training days and 1 week in school holidays (40 weeks in total).

The actual salary for the role (inclusive of holiday pay) is £23,605.36 to £25,271.69 (under 5 years' service) or £23,914.60 to £25,602.76 (over 5 years' service).

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all young people and expects all staff to share that commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We would be delighted to arrange an informal discussion; please contact Miriam Davis (Assistant Principal) on 01206 549222 or by email to

Applications will only be accepted on the college application form (which can be downloaded from our Website) and should be emailed to Mrs Catherine Miller HR Administrator at CVs will not be accepted.

For further details about the college, please go to our website

The closing date for applications is midday on 24th May 2024 and interviews will be held on Thursday 6th June 2024.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Mrs Cat Miller
Norman Way, Colchester
Essex, CO3 3US
Telephone: 01206 549222

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