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Safeguarding Notice

St Joseph’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies & Statements > Safeguarding Policy.

St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School

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Children’s Welfare Office Post

Grade 7, SCP - 25 – 29

£33,945 - £37,336

Term time only, full time, permanent contract from 1st April 2024

The governors of St Joseph’s R.C. Primary School are looking for an outstanding professional to become a leading part of our Safeguarding Team from 1st April 2024.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help to shape the vision and direction of the school’s exceptional safeguarding work here at St Joseph’s in order to support the most vulnerable within our community. It is also an opportunity to gain experience of working at senior leadership level within the school.

We are looking for an experienced and skilled practitioner to take on the day to day safeguarding responsibility of the school under the supervision of the headteacher. The successful candidate will represent and make informed decisions on behalf of the headteacher on matters regarding child welfare, including those at Child Protection Conferences and meetings, and during Court proceedings. To do this the successful candidate will be fully committed to the school’s approach of being child-centred and nurture-led and they will have excellent understanding of trauma informed practice.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing or signposting effective programmes or work for and with children and their families. They will be required to manage workloads effectively and efficiently, prioritising and responding to urgent need.

The successful candidate will have recent working and demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and their families, experience of working within the child protection arena and vast experience of multi-disciplinary work. It would be desirable for this candidate to have a history of working as a social worker.

The successful candidate will:

  • Fully embrace our Catholic ethos and use our school’s mission statement and the Gospel Values to guide their decision making and practice
  • Be an experienced practitioner and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of children’s social care and child protection work
  • Have high expectations and a proven track record in achieving excellent outcomes for vulnerable pupils and their families;
  • Be innovative, have initiative and be highly motivated;
  • Have effective communication and organisational skills with the ability and determination to inspire and motivate others, modelling and developing consistently outstanding practice;
  • Be a supportive colleague who can challenge those around them to be their best;
  • Have excellent emotional intelligence and a calm and measured approach to supporting families at times of crisis
  • Be a positive, enthusiastic and motivated individual, who understands and desires to continually improve St Joseph’s work for the benefit of all within the school community


If you believe you are the person to take on this challenge, please contact the headteacher via the email below for an application pack.

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday 26th March 2024 at 5pm and should be submitted via email to

Interviews are to be held on Thursday 28th March 2024.

If you have any other queries or would like the opportunity to discuss this role further, please contact the headteacher directly.