Student Development Champion / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

The Basildon Academies, Basildon

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Job Ref No. ECC6908-698 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 4 FTE 28919. Actual salary £24,803
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 15th July 2024 Shortlisting Starts:  15/07/2024

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Salary Range: Band 4 FTE£28,919 - £32,1105. Actual starting salary £24,803.40 with performance-based yearly increments available.

Working weeks: 39 weeks (Term Time) and Parent/Open evening as required.

Working Hours: 37 hours per week (08:00-16:00 Mon-Thurs and 08:00 - 15:30 Fri).

Our Student Development Champion's (SDC's)are non-teaching team members.As an SDC with a remit asDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL), you will assist the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in all matters of safeguarding and child protection across the school.

You may take part in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings, and contribute to the assessment of children. They will advise and support other members of staff on child welfare and child protection matters, and may liaise with relevant agencies such as the local authority and police.

Theideal candidate will have the following attributes;

  • Possess a DSL Level 3 and Level 2 (or equivalents) qualification in safeguarding adults & children or be willing to undergo training.
  • Experience of managing safeguarding in a school or other relevant organisation
  • Excellent record keeping skills and attention to detail, in order to produce reports, take minutes of meetings, and document safeguarding concerns
  • Ability to work and communicateeffectively with relevant agencies
  • knowledge of legislation and guidance on safeguarding and working with young people, including knowledge of the responsibilities of schools and other agencies
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Knowledge of CPOMS is an advantage.

We are an aspirational academy operating across two sites. The Lower Academy specialises in the teaching of our Key Stage 3 students, whilst the Upper Academy specialises in teaching Key Stage 4 and 5.We pride ourselves on being a truly inclusive academy and this is actively underpinned by our motto 'Aspire Believe Achieve'.

If you have a commitment to ensuring the safety and welfare of children, please download and complete ourapplication form and return it to our Recruitment Coordinator, Dani Silk

The Basildon Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to DBS and health checks.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications or are able to fill the position faster than originally anticipated.

Information about the School

The Basildon Academies is focused upon developing the whole child; our curriculum has been developed to enable our students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills so that they will become lifelong learners. This includes opportunities for linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technical, human, social, physical and artistic learning so that students make progress in a wide range of subjects.

We set high expectations of all our students and this, in turn, ensures we create a positive climate for learning in which every student can reach their full potential. Our Academy is a calm, orderly and purposeful environment where students enjoy their learning, make good progress and feel safe.

Our Sixth Form is a major part of the academy with the structure modelling itself on developing independent learning skills like those seen in universities which allows students to continue their studies in their specialist subject areas. Students are very much encouraged to become mature adults being engaged in many aspects of the life of the academy which further develops those much needed skills to go on into university or the world of work.

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

Dani Silk
Wickford Avenue
Pitsea, Basildon
Essex, SS13 3HL
Telephone: 01268 498800