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Safeguarding Officer

NJC Scale 5, Point 12 (£24,496 full time equivalent)

32.5 hours a week, term time only

Required ASAP

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will require a cleared Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory employment history references.

Due to the success and continued growth of our school we are looking to appoint an efficient and enthusiastic Safeguarding Officer to join our pastoral team. We are looking for someone who believes in building strong relationships with students and is willing to go the extra mile to support them in being successful both inside and outside of school. Our Pastoral Team is at the very heart of the school and this additional role is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to really make their mark.

Sir Harry Smith is dedicated to developing staff and students into successful leaders. We offer wide ranging opportunities for staff to develop and take on roles that will support and open doors for them to progress in the future.

The post will commence ASAP for 32.5 hours a week (9am to 4pm Monday to Friday with a half hour break each day), term time only. 

 Sir Harry Smith Community College is an 11-18 Academy, proud of its traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning and its standards of discipline and respect. The College serves the market town of Whittlesey, seven miles outside of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The College is part of the Aspire Learning Trust working together with Park Lane and New Road Primary Schools, also in Whittlesey, to help every child achieve their full potential, to prepare them for their next educational steps, to teach them kindness and respect for all and to equip them to play a full satisfying role in society.

In October 2018, Ofsted recognised that Sir Harry Smith Community College continues to be a Good school. They also acknowledged that we are “A vibrant, welcoming and caring school, in which pupils enjoy their learning and feel valued.”

Further details and application packs are available on the College website: or, for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Richard Potter, Deputy Principal, on or 01733 703991. 

Applications close at 9am on Monday 5th June 2023.  Please send completed application forms, together with a short letter of introduction to:     

Applicants are thanked for their interest in Sir Harry Smith Community College. Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date.