Reporting to the Foundation CEO, the Director of Safeguarding (DSG) will be a high-profile member of the Foundation’s senior management which includes the CEO, the Heads of the seven schools, the Director of Finance & Resources and the Director of Operations.
The Director of Safeguarding will offer substantial safeguarding experience and in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation, policy, procedures and good practice regarding children’s welfare and well-being.
The DSG will take a strategic view of Safeguarding in the Foundation; through assessment and review they will assure the quality of systems and procedures and consider ways in which they can be continually improved.
The DSG will support the Designated Safeguarding Leads in the seven Foundation schools to carry out their duties, as defined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022. The DSG will not directly line manage the DSLs, who will continue to report to Heads, but will be involved in the support, coaching and development of them.
The DSG will possess excellent relationship-building skills, a personal ethos of service and the expertise to further develop the Safeguarding team across the Foundation. Direct experience of the independent schools sector is not a pre-requisite and applications are encouraged from senior leaders with public sector and charitable backgrounds.
If you would like to apply for this role, please download the application form from the School website, Our Guidance Notes for Applicants can also be found on the website.
Your application form should be completed in full and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we are unable to accept applications unless they are made on our own application form. Due to the large number of applications the School receives, please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to be invited for an interview.
Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 14 October 2022
Interviews: w/c 31 October 2022
The School reserves the right to interview candidates ahead of the closing date and applications will be considered as they are received.
The Mill Hill Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children. As part of our Recruitment Checks, the appointed candidate will be subject to a Social Media and Enhanced DBS Check.
The schools apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for all positions at the schools which amount to regulated activity. The role you are applying for meets the legal definition of regulated activity with children.
If you are successful in your application you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form. Employment with the schools is conditional upon the schools being satisfied with the result of the Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Any criminal records information that is disclosed to the schools will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or code of practice published by the DBS. It is an offence for person barred from working with children to apply for this post. The Mill Hill Foundation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.