Assistant Head: Safeguarding
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Contract hours: Full time
Closing date: 17 February 2023, 9:00 am
Uppingham School has an exciting opportunity for an outstanding leader to play a key role in the senior leadership team as Assistant Head: Safeguarding (AHS).
As Assistant Head: Safeguarding, you will be the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and be responsible for ensuring that the welfare of pupils is at the forefront of everything we do.
Working closely with Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads and pastoral staff, you will constantly evaluate systems, processes and records to ensure they are compliant with regulations. You will also offer prompt and robust management of individual cases, confidently advocating on behalf of pupils and staff. Additionally, you will ensure that safeguarding cover is available at all times when the School is in session (including when trips occur out of term time) and you may occasionally be required to respond to incidents that occur in the holidays.
You will have a personality that inspires trust and confidence in pupils, parents and colleagues, as well as the ability to analyse situations forensically and make sound judgements. A flexible and emotionally intelligent individual, you will possess excellent organisational skills and an astute eye for detail, along with the resilience to cope with unpredictable days and a potentially demanding caseload.
We expect you will demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of the statutory framework which governs safeguarding in education and an understanding of how to translate this into excellent practice in a boarding setting.
In return Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:
- 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
- Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
- Free staff lunches in term-time
- School fee discount for children of staff (subject to change at any time)
- Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme which provides a range of support including counselling and legal advice.
- Occupational Health Services to support staff who have health/medical issues
- Free annual ‘flu jabs’
- Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
- Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
- Accommodation may also be available
For further details on this role and to apply please click the apply button.
The closing date for applications is Friday 17 February 2023.
Longlist interviews will take place Tuesday 28 February 2023 and shortlist interviews will take place Friday 10 March 2023.
Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.
Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.
Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.
Working at Uppingham
Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.