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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

The Bridge Short Stay School
£20,000 - £29,999
Ellesmere Port
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
29/05/2020 at 12:00 PM
The Bridge Short Stay School

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Grade 8: £26 999 – £31 371 FTE (Pro Rata, Term Time Only)

To start September 2020

At The Bridge Short Stay School we don’t believe a student’s past defines their future, we are looking for a child centred individual to support the welfare needs of students who have previously been permanently excluded.

The Bridge caters for students who have struggled in mainstream education; this is a new role, due to increasing numbers in the school. The successful candidate will foster good relationships with all stakeholders: students, parents, staff and external agencies in order to support the safeguarding needs and personal development of students.

Our work at the school is challenging but rewarding, staff have positive relationships with students who have struggled in mainstream schools and change lives on a daily basis. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is able to see the potential in young people and has a real passion for supporting them. The successful candidate will join a team of committed & like-minded individuals, dedicated to creating a positive future for our young people.

School visits are not possible under current circumstances, but we would welcome informal discussions about the role– please contact the Headteacher on to arrange. For more information about the school please visit our website at

This role is based on our Ellesmere Port Site, but will involve travel to our Northwich site, for home visits and to attend multi-agency meetings.

The Bridge Short Stay School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

Closing date 12pm Friday 29th May 2020

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in our job vacancy. Please complete the application as fully as possible and explain any gaps in your employment history. We would like to understand more about how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job description and person specification for the role.

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