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Child Protection Officer/Safeguarding Lead

Child Protection Officer/Safeguarding Lead
36 hours per week, term time only (NB the role will require occasional urgent work outside core hours)
Permanent post to start 1st September 2022
Grade H, SCP 29-31: Actual salary £28,781 - £30,371 per annum
(Full time equivalent £33,486 - £35,336 per annum)
Closing date: 9.00am – Monday 4th July 2022


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and suitably experienced person to lead on high-level safeguarding, mental health and crisis support, managing a caseload of the most complex cases, and provide advice and support in relation to less complex interventions.  The postholder will act as the first point of contact in the school for any child protection issues and will lead the safeguarding team.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a specialist in safeguarding and child protection with excellent communication skills and previous knowledge and experience at a suitable level within an educational or similar setting. 

The position offers professional challenge and reward in equal measure and is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about ensuring a culture of vigilance and responsibility which enables all children to thrive.  Hyde High School is a vibrant, busy, harmonious and supportive working environment where all staff and pupils are valued and encouraged to contribute. 

5+ A*-C grades at GCSE (or equivalent) including English and maths essential.


How to apply

Please include within your application a supporting statement explaining how your experience and qualifications meet the person specification for this role.

Please note – CVs are NOT accepted.

Closing date: 9.00am on Monday 4th July 2022

Applications forms should be emailed to the Headteacher’s PA Mrs Fawcett via [email protected] or posted (FAO: Mrs R Fawcett, Hyde High School, Old Road, Hyde, SK14 4SP).

For more information please click on the links below for the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form.

 Job Description - Child Protection Officer/Safeguarding Lead

Person Specification - Child Protection Officer/Safeguarding Lead

Application Form


Hyde High School is committed to safeguarding and equal rights and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is available on our website.

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

It is an offence to apply for the role if a person is barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

For more information please see:

Tameside Council policy on the employment of ex-offenders         

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