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Designated Safeguarding Lead (Designate) - Graveney School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About Us

Would you like the opportunity to work as part of a team of highly experienced and ambitious colleagues? Graveney is an extremely popular and successful 11-18 School, situated in South West London, SW17 with the benefit of being situated in beautiful campus style surroundings with excellent facilities and a warm community atmosphere. We have a commitment to providing the best opportunities to all students and to developing the professional skills and career opportunities of our staff, within a supportive and collaborative environment.

Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in December 2022 and widely recognised as one of the top 100 state funded schools in the country.

Full time, would suit teaching or non-teaching safeguarding professionals

We are looking for an experienced safeguarding professional to join our Safeguarding Team in the role of Deputy DSL in September 2023 and to find out how we do things at Graveney from the DSL, who will be moving into a different role in September 2024. From 2024, you will take over the full lead DSL role as part of our Extended Senior Leadership Team.

The role will involve an initial year of supporting the DSL and then leading the school’s Safeguarding, Mental Health and Attendance provision the following year. You will need to have a strong background in safeguarding as well as experience of leading teams of staff working across a range of disciplines, including child protection, attendance, counselling services and staff and student welfare. This role is a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain an insight into the school’s current processes and procedures, with time to fully embed into the Graveney School community before taking over as DSL in September 2024.

Our recent Ofsted inspection found safeguarding to be a strength of the school. This is an excellent opportunity for a safeguarding professional, who may already be working at DSL level, to join our very large, diverse and vibrant school.  

Please note that applications will be considered for shortlisting as and when they are received and the Trust reserves the right to close the advert at any time.

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. Alternatively, these can be found at:

Electronic applications should be returned to

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: noon Thursday 8 June 2023

Interview date: w/c 12 June 2023

Graveney Trust is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the well-being and safety of staff and students. All our employees, volunteers and contractors share this commitment and we will carry out Enhanced DBS checks for all appointments as well ensuring that our rigorous pre-recruitment checks are strictly adhered to.

We foster an inclusive culture that promotes equality of opportunity and values diversity creating an environment where the rights and dignity of all members of our community are respected. We promote a culture that allows staff to grow and flourish, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Graveney School
(Graveney School is part of Graveney Trust)
Welham Road
Tooting, London
SW17 9BU
Tel: 020 8682 7000
Principal: Cynthia Rickman

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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