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Schools & Education Safeguarding Coordinator

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£37,849 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:loxley house, station street, nottingham, notts, ng2 3ng 

Reference:CA0928 

Closing date:23 June 2019 at midnight 





The starting salary is £37,849 (Level One) rising to £39,782 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers)


We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…

There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.

Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.

Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!

Nottingham City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.

As the Schools & Education Safeguarding Coordinator you will be responsible for a comprehensive and strategic safeguarding service for all schools and education settings. This involvesthe provision of safeguarding training, support and advice to schools and education settings in Nottingham as well as undertaking the role of designated officer in relation to the management of allegations against staff. You will need the ability to communicate effectively with a range of professionals within a school enviroment and education settings. You will need a knowledge of legislation, inspection and practice in relation to education and safeguarding.

  • ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • In depth knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance, policy and procedures in respect of children and adults at risk.
  • Practiced gained within one of the wider partnership agencies of the Local Safeguarding Children Partnrship (includes schools, further or higher education).
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, ensuring that deadlines and statutory timescales are adhered to.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality in sensitive situation, knowing when to shaate information and to accept responsibilioty for decision making.
  • Ability to think ahead to anticipate opportunities, take immediate action to prepare for the future and empower others.

For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact John Matravers, Tel: 0115 8765367Email: john.matravers@nottinghamcity.gov.uk



Useful information for Applicants

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check


References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.


Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.


This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.


Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed


We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.


Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.


If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed

We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed

We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.