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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Role

Job Description

Dunbar Education is a leading education recruitment agency serving schools and educational institutions in Northamptonshire. We are currently working with a reputable Secondary School in Northampton that is seeking a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead to join their team. This initial temporary role offers a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to progress into a permanent position within the school.

Job Description: As a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, you will play a critical role in ensuring the safety and well-being of students within the school. You will support the Designated Safeguarding Lead in implementing safeguarding policies and procedures and be a point of contact for staff and students regarding safeguarding concerns. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Providing training and guidance to staff on safeguarding matters.
  • Collaborating with external agencies and professionals to support students in need.
  • Conducting thorough assessments and investigations when safeguarding concerns arise.
  • Maintaining accurate records of safeguarding incidents and actions taken.

Requirements: To be successful in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Relevant experience in a similar safeguarding or child protection role.
  • Knowledge of current safeguarding legislation and best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A commitment to promoting the welfare and well-being of students.


  • Competitive salary.
  • The opportunity for career progression into a permanent role.
  • A supportive and dedicated team.
  • A chance to make a significant impact on the lives of young people.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about safeguarding and making a positive difference in the lives of students, we would love to hear from you. To apply for the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead role, please send your CV.

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