Safeguarding Officer

Posted on 17 November 2023
  • Salary £31151 - £34723 pro rata
  • Contract Term Time - Permanent
  • Closing Date Apply by 4 December 2023


Longhill High School, Rottingdean

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
    37 per week
  • Closing date
    4 December 2023
  • Job category
    Support Staff - Education
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Directorate
    BHCC: External

Job introduction

Paid weeks per year: 47.36 (inclusive of holiday entitlement) 

Actual salary: £27,460 - £31,624

Start date: January 2024 or sooner

Working with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) you will be responsible for ensuring all safeguarding and child protection matters across the school are addressed in a timely and effective manner.

You will have experience of working in a school and have good understanding and knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures.

About the role

There are four key areas of responsibility within this role:

  • Managing safeguarding referrals
  • Working with staff and other agencies
  • Raising awareness of Safeguarding and Safeguarding Training
  • Acting as an advocate for children and families with a social worker e.g. Looked After Children.

Closing date for applications: Midday Monday 4 December 2023

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview in the week commencing 11 December 2023

Please read through the job pack for further information about this vacancy

Enquiries & How to Apply: If you would like to discuss the role or arrange a visit to the school, please contact The Headteacher’s PA

Please return your application by email to: or by post for the attention of The Headteacher’s PA, Longhill High School, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton BN2 7FR

Telephone: 01273 304086


Additional information

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Brighton & Hove Schools - Taking Action for Equality

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.


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