Education Safeguarding Advisor- Leatherhead in Leatherhead, Surrey, UK

Employer: Surrey County Council

Location: Leatherhead, Surrey, UK


Salary: £38,888 per annum

Job Details

£38,888 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Leatherhead, Surrey. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. 

Where possible, we offer flexible working, mobile phones and laptops. 24 days annual leave for full time staff or pro rata for part time staff. Local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity for a full time Education Safeguarding Advisor has arisen within Schools and Learning as part of our mission to support children and families so they can get the best outcomes in life.

The role plays an important part in achieving the vision that children and young people will be happy, healthy, safe and confident in their future. To achieve this you will provide education safeguarding expertise to local authority colleagues, external agencies and education providers to ensure statutory safeguarding obligations are met and that children and learners are protected and feel safe in education settings. 

For this role you will be required to effectively communicate local and national policy, procedures and good practice with school and education leaders (including governors), partner agencies and colleagues to promote and secure a culture of vigilance of safeguarding children in education. 

You will need to demonstrate an understanding of safeguarding in the education sector and must have the knowledge, confidence and expertise to assess, plan, provide, commission and review safeguarding training, advice, guidance, support and challenge within the education sector, colleagues and partner agencies.

While this post will be based in Leatherhead you will be required to travel around the county to fulfil the duties of the role, and on occasion work outside of usual office hours.

Applications are welcome from all sectors of safeguarding children practice. In particular we welcome applications from education, social care, health, police and the third sector.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full role profile. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12th April 2018.

Interviews will take place week commencing 18th April 2018.

Equal Opportunity, Values and Behaviours

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.

  • Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
  • Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
  • Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
  • Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.

Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.

  • Be customer focused - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
  • Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
  • Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
  • Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
  • Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
  • Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.

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