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, United Kingdom
Date Added: Aug 16, 2022
Purpose of Role
The ISP Safeguarding Manager role reports to the Head of Safeguarding. The position is responsible for ensuring that effective management of Safeguarding policy and procedures is carried out within the schools in your specified area. The position will play a key supporting role to the Head of Safeguarding and the ISP Schools in your area. The role demands an ability to build strong relationships with Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) in each school, provide guidance, support and direction to create a positive Safeguarding culture throughout your area.
- Champion the Groups Safeguarding agenda.
- Support the Head of Safeguarding and Group Health and Safety Director in the review on a periodic basic of the groups safeguarding policy.
- With the support of the Head of Safeguarding maintain the reporting structures that provide the senior management team with an overview of significant issues, where these are and how they are being managed to reduce the risk of serious harm to anybody in our care.
- Work with the Head of Safeguarding, Regions and Schools to identify non-compliances that allow line management to be accountable and take the necessary steps to achieve compliance
- Support the Head of Safeguarding to maintain an audit regime across your area of schools by carrying out Safeguarding audits in each school, that supports a school’s improvement plan and identifies significant risks both to the school and the group as a whole.
- Support the Head of Safeguarding in providing material that develop schools PHSE programs.
- Provide advice and support to Designated Safeguarding Leads, Principals and Regional Managing Directors.
- To support schools by advising on the completion of their monthly safety
- Advise and identify schools training needs, to support the Head of Safeguarding in the development of the schools training strategy and;
- Support where needed the Head of Safeguarding in the delivery of specific in-house training that allows schools to improve their safeguarding knowledge and have the training applicable to their role.
- Work with the Head of Safeguarding and school Human Resources to ensure that all relevant staff have the appropriate safer recruitment training to ensure that the schools recruitment processes are in line with recognised best practice.
- Perform any related task that is assigned.
- To be fully effective, the role requires interaction with colleagues, partners and contractors at a variety of levels, including SLT, management, contractors and consultants.
- Adhere to the Business policies, rules and procedures including, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, all other legislative responsibilities, governance and financial policies and procedures.
- Ensure compliance to the organisation’s Code of Conduct in the delivery and provision of services to staff and the community.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience
- Previously worked at senior level as a Designated Safeguarding Leader in a school or equivalent in either a local authority/ government or a multi school business
- International education experience is desirable
- Fluent in English
- Fluent in Spanish desirable
- Good communicator
- Disciplined and focused on targets and able to work in isolation
- Be driven and able to meet realistic deadlines
- Adaptable to different cultures and situations
- Flexibility in travel, happy to spend periods away from home
The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of committed colleagues, in ﬁnancially responsible schools around the world, all of which aim to be the school of choice in their local area. Learning is at the heart of everything we do for our students, colleagues and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time.
ISP was founded by an experienced team of committed educationalists and operators who have worked together over many years. Our growing group of private schools located across the globe educates children and students from 2–18 years of age. We have now expanded to 60 schools that employ over 8,000 staﬀ and deliver multiple curricula to over 50,000 students.
We believe that successful schools are the ones that put learning at the heart of everything they do, always aiming to create rounded individuals that can forge successful careers and lives, in a rapidly changing world. Our goal is to enable our schools to be the leading school of choice in their local area. At ISP we continue to engage with schools around the world that are interested in becoming part of our global group of schools and look forward to welcoming more students and staﬀ to the group.
ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles
ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.