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Education Safeguarding Lead
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2447
  • Published: Fri 24/03/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/04/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: PARTTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Education Safeguarding Lead


Education Safeguarding Lead

£48,867 - £51,903 per annum


Full time, flexible working around core school hours

Hybrid role - Newham Dockside & remote working



People at the Heart of Everything We Do

Newham is a vibrant borough, proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures in the country.

At Newham we are ambitious for our children and young people and their education. Our aim is to make Newham the best place for all to live, learn and thrive; building on our historic ethos of inclusion and putting children and families at the heart of everything we do. We’re determined and driven towards creating a centre of excellence for supporting children and young people in education where no child is left behind.

Newham has been able to build a strong reputation for collaborative working and inclusive practice within our schools. We have a total of 100 state funded schools, with almost all achieving a ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted.

Newham children need people who are:

  • Child centred and care passionately about improving outcomes in education.
  • Empathetic towards our families and positive in their thinking and practice.
  • Driven and determined to improve the lived experienced of our children and families.
  • Committed to inclusion and aware of the issues affecting children with additional needs.
  • Celebrators of diversity and the future; we are one of London’s youngest and most diverse Boroughs – and proud!

Does this sound like you? Apply now to be part of something positive.

We are Newham Education, Inclusion and Achievement

We are making a difference

We are recruiting.


About the Role

This role within the Education, Inclusion and Achievement Service will be critical in delivering high quality safeguarding support and advice to schools.

Our new Safeguarding Lead will play a pivotal role in ensuring that Newham delivers its statutory responsibilities, provide high quality safeguarding advice to schools and setting. The post holder will have responsibility for investigating and responding to Ofsted safeguarding complaints and undertaking safeguarding reviews as required.

The role will also be instrumental in supporting the Designated Safeguarding Leads Network, ensuring that learning from rapid reviews and serious case reviews is shared and support provided to schools to make changes where necessary.

Remote working will be available where possible in addition to working on site/at the office is essential for aspects of the job. We are committed to offering flexibility to staff within the remit of their roles.

To find out more please review the JOB DESCRIPTION


About you

You will be a knowledgeable and experienced safeguarding professional, ideally having Qualified Teacher Status and leadership experience in a school or local authority setting.

You will be able to positively engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders in change and improvement processes and have successfully delivered large change within an education setting.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


About our offer

·       Competitive Salary

·       Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home

·       Smarter Working with new modern technology

·       'Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust

·       Excellent transport links to the rest of the capital

·       Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision

·       Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme)


How to Apply

Please submit a CV and provide a supporting statement through our recruitment portal. The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification.

Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement.

Closing date: 10/04/2023 at 23:59