Salary - £52,866 - £56,100 per annum pro rata to £26,433 - £28,050 per annum for 18 hours per week | Based in Kingston | Permanent | Part-Time, 18 hours per week
Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups. To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us in providing OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.
If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further, we want to hear from you. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.
About the role
The role of the Education Safeguarding Adviser is to evaluate practice, plan and lead support for schools in Kingston and Richmond in relation to safeguarding. As Education Safeguarding Adviser for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for
providing advice, support and challenge to school leaders in relation to safeguarding through a service level agreement
building relationships with local independent schools, providing advice, support and challenge, on a pay-as-you-go basis
quality assurance of school safeguarding audits, carrying out reviews, writing reports, planning and delivering training.
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.
To be Education Safeguarding Adviser for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
- Relevant professional qualification in social work and Social Work England registration
- Evidence of significant continuing professional development
- Substantive experience of safeguarding in a professional and operational capacity such as at the level of team manager or senior practitioner
- Considerable knowledge and understanding of legislation, statutory frameworks and national policy affecting safeguarding in schools and education services
- Ability to evaluate all aspects of safeguarding in relation to a school’s duties
- Experience of working with senior school leaders and/or governors to improve practice
- Able to plan and deliver high quality training.
About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures.
Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all.
Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation.
A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.
If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile.
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Peter Cowley, Lead Adviser for Online Services and Safety, on firstname.lastname@example.org to request an informal discussion.
Closing Date: 10th March 2021
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer, this extends to welcoming candidates from BAME backgrounds. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.