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Calthorpe Park School

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Closing date: 02/08/2021 at 12:00

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Part-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: £14,577 - £16,246 per annum

Salary Pro-Rata: 14577

Hours of Work: 8.30am - 4.30pm for three full days per week, over 41 weeks per year (22.5 hours in total per week)

Location of Role: Calthorpe Park School

Job/Person Summary

The School

Calthorpe Park School is a highly successful place to learn and grow. The school is in an exciting phase of ongoing development as its numbers increase year on year within the context of outstanding standards of care and expectation.  The school’s projected growth over a number of years creates many ongoing opportunities for staff to develop, enhance and advance their careers within the same institution.  The building work that will continue also offers staff and students first class learning and teaching environments.


We pride ourselves on the excellence of our exam results but our ethos is to support all students to have the opportunity to succeed and the experience of success in a culture of care and consideration; challenge and commitment; respect and responsibility; integrity and impression. We aim to educate the whole child for the whole of their life: no ceilings or parameters; aspiring to excellence in everything we do.


Job/Person Summary

Calthorpe Park School is seeking a suitably qualified / experienced person to lead on safeguarding matters across the school.  The successful candidate would ideally have a minimum of five years safeguarding experience either within an educational environment or obtained working with other agencies.

You must be tenacious, resilient and persistent demonstrating a commitment to strive to secure the best possible outcomes for our students. Furthermore, you must be willing and ready to have challenging conversations with all our stakeholders. IT literacy and a comprehensive understanding of statutory aspects pertaining to record-keeping are also desirable.

This will be a proactive and responsive role based on need. The successful candidate will be expected to triage cases but will also have a caseload and will be directed by the DSL. You will be required to work on the school site for three full days between 8:30am and 4:30pm during term time however, an element of flexibility around how that time is allocated will sometimes be necessary. Furthermore, whilst remote working during some of the holidays will be possible, some administrative tasks will need to be undertaken on-site.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for an application form and further details of this role.

Completed applications should be sent to school.recruitment@cps.hants.sch.uk  

Safer Recruitment

Calthorpe Park School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Hitches Lane, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 5JA

Telephone: 01252 613483

Website: http://calthorpepark.hants.sch.uk/

Application form