School Safeguarding Officer

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£43,734 to £46,578 per annum, pro rata
12 Mar 2019
12 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Organisation: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Reference: REC/19/00111

Salary Details: £43734 - £46578  

Additional Allowances: £43,734 to £46,578 per annum, pro rata

Location Postcode: SE18 6HQ

Job Term and Hours per Week Permanent; 17.5

Closing Date: 29 March 2019


The Role

Greenwich’s Quality Improvement Service is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic member of staff to undertake the role of School’s Safeguarding Officer on a part time basis (2.5 days per week or equivalent).

You will need to be a qualified social worker with considerable experience working with Children and Families. You will need to be skilled at chairing multi-agency meetings, have excellent report writing skills and a sound understanding of safeguarding processes. The role will encompass LADO responsibilities and there will be opportunities for delivering consultation and training.

Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS.

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application.