• Full Time
  • Southwark
  • 34,849.53 - 36,538.11 £ / Year

Harris Federation

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Full job description

We are looking for a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Medical Lead to join us at Harris Academy Peckham.

About Us

Our vision at Harris Academy Peckham is to ensure every child achieves excellence in all aspects of academy life. We have high aspirations, both in terms of academic standards and personal development, in order to prepare your child for the demands of the 21st century global workplace. We expect every child to excel, and will provide the necessary challenge and support to make this happen.

In line with all Harris Academies, we ensure that we prepare engaging and innovative learning experiences for our students, within a disciplined context where good manners, smart uniform and mature conduct are expected from all.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Referring cases of suspected abuse to the local authority children’s social care
  • Support staff who make referrals to local authority children’s social care
  • Referring cases to the Channel programme where there is a radicalisation concern and supporting staff who make such referrals
  • Referring cases where a person is dismissed or left due to risk/harm to a child to the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Referring cases where a crime may have been committed to the Police
  • Delivering safeguarding training
  • Line management of support staff
  • Preparing and presenting information to Academy Governors, ALG and Ofsted
  • Management of CPOMS, ensuring that Academy Staff are using it correctly
  • Being the first point of contact for administering first aid to students and staff
  • Being the named responsible officer for all first aid matters
  • Managing the register of suitably qualified first aiders, ensuring there is a sufficient number to comply with published ratios
  • Administration of student medication
  • Delivering specific medical related needs of students with individual Statements of Additional Needs
  • Administering and assisting with the programme of student medical examinations, assessments and inoculations
  • Advising and training staff (in conjunction with the Health Authority) in procedures which they may be expected to carry out in the absence of a trained nurse
  • Promoting health education in partnership with the teaching/support staff and the Health Authority
  • Ensuring that the highest possible standards of clinical procedures are maintained
  • Liaising with parents and medical personnel to satisfy the health needs of students
  • Ensuring suitable and sufficient stocks of first aid consumables and equipment
  • Working within current Child Protection Procedures and liaising with the campus nominated Child Protection Officer
  • Ensuring confidentiality of medical information
  • Ensuring up-to-date clinical and professional practice is maintained

Qualifications & Experience
We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience in Multi-ethnic urban schools
  • Further qualification. Experience of working in an 11-18 school
  • Evidence of continuous self-development and updated knowledge in safeguarding
  • A clear and good understanding of safeguarding issues
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft software with knowledge of using a management Information system for input and export of student data Knowledge of the range of agencies that work with students and their families
  • Training in child protection and safeguarding procedures
  • Basic knowledge of first aid; eg. Emergency first aid
  • Knowledge of many of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please send us an email, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. This will be helpful for you when completing your application, and throughout the recruitment process.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we may interview and offer to a candidate before the closing date. Please note that we only accept applications submitted before the closing date via our careers website.

Rewards & Benefits
Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

We value the diversity of our staff and students, and everyone at the Harris Federation is equally valued and respected. We aim to be an inclusive employer that reflects the communities we serve. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment.

Job Reference: HF05397-HAP

To apply for this job please visit www.harriscareers.org.uk.