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Designated Safeguarding Lead

Job information
Salary £20,400 - £24,123 (HC7)
Organisation Leominster Primary School
Hours 37 hours per week (term time only, plus 1 week during the school holidays)
Term/duration Permanent
Closing date 11.59 am on 29 June 2018
Interview date(s) 5th and 6th July 2018

Job details

Start Date: September 2018

Leominster Primary School is seeking to appoint a professional Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) to join our warm and friendly staff.

The role:

The DSL will work under the supervision of the Deputy Headteacher and alongside our Student and Family Support Worker, Learning Mentor and the SEN team, to work with our staff, pupils and families to promote their welfare and develop pupils’ potential. The DSL will take the lead responsibility, under the Deputy Head’s supervision, for all safeguarding and child protection matters arising at the school and to support all other staff in dealing with any child protection concerns that arise. The successful candidate will also take the lead with managing behaviour across the school.

About you:

The successful candidate must have NVQ Level 4 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject eg safeguarding children and be able to demonstrate:

  •  good literacy and numeracy skills in order to communicate professionally to others and produce reports as necessary;
  •  an ability to lead on all child protection issues within school;
  •  a secure knowledge of complex safeguarding, child protection issues and of child development;
  •  an ability to work collaboratively with families to provide positive outcomes for pupils;
  •  an ability to lead staff training effectively;
  •  an ability to lead and promote strategies to encourage positive attitudes and behaviour across the school;
  •  an enthusiasm to work with children and help all pupils succeed;
  •  first class communication skills, at all levels;
  •  a professional and positive behaviour;


We can offer you:

  •  The opportunity to develop professionally
  •  Supportive colleagues and governors
  •  Enthusiastic and hard-working pupils
  •  The opportunity to contribute to the development of our school

Leominster Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For more information contact

Leominster Primary School

Hereford Road




Tel: 01568 616919


For further details and an application form, please contact Mrs Evans in the School Office. If you have any questions about the post, please contact Helen Lynch, Deputy Head on

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please contact Helen Lynch on 01568 616919 to make an appointment.

Leominster Primary School is a three form entry primary school in North Herefordshire. For more information, please visit our website Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please contact Sandra Beaumont-Pike on 01568 616919 to make an appointment.

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