About the role
We are looking for a Safeguarding in Education local authority lead, here in North Somerset. Based in the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who represent children’s statutory agencies assessing safeguarding notifications and referrals regarding children aged 0-18. You will work proactively with schools and settings to ensure they have an up-to-date, robust and comprehensive understanding of safeguarding. This will include assessing sector confidence and competence and closing knowledge and skills gaps, developing, providing and coordinating safeguarding training and professional development programs. You will need to collate and review schools and settings annual S11 self-assessment.
This position is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Valid driving licence and own transport, or be able to provide alternative, suitable method of travel is an essential condition for this role.
You will have an approved professional qualification relevant to one of the following: education, youth and community work, learning and development, health or social care, as well as practical experience in one (or more than one) of these fields. You will have experience of working with the most complex and challenging areas of the service and evidence of self-development in this area, including a comprehensive knowledge of legislation and professional codes of practice for the service area. Your knowledge and understanding of safeguarding protocols will be up to date and you will be able to confidently plan and deliver training for staff in schools.
Our council vision is ‘an open, fairer, greener North Somerset’ and we have three key priorities:
- A thriving and sustainable place
- A council which empowers and cares about people
- An open and enabling organisation.
Our organisational values are important. They help guide us in how we work and provide services for our residents. Our people produced our values in collaboration with elected members. They provide a strong ethos and help us to deliver our ambitious agenda, working in partnership across the council and beyond:
- We act with integrity
- We respect each other
- We innovate
- We care
- We collaborate.
- A competitive salary,
- Family leave options,
- A pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection,
- Opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential,
- Generous leave entitlement (27 days, rising to 32 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days,
- Discounts on shopping, days out, travel and gym memberships,
- Agile and flexible working arrangements to help you enjoy a healthy work-life balance,
- 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Jacqui Scott – Head of Learning and Achievement on 07835 978753.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/jobs-training/council-jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: w/c Monday 19 June
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
North Somerset Council – Open, Fairer, Greener.