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Group Safer Recruitment Manager

ISP Central
London, United Kingdom
Date Added: Nov 8, 2023

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ISP Group Safer Recruitment Manager Role Profile

Purpose of Role

The ISP Group Safer Recruitment Manager works across our group to promote, oversee and monitor Safer Recruitment, nurturing and embedding the organisational culture and conditions to ensure that only those suitable to work with children and young people join ISP.


ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.


Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.


Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.


Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.


Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.


ISP Group Safer Recruitment Manager Key Responsibilities


  • Working in close collaboration with the Regional Heads of HR to ensure that regional and school recruitment and selection processes are fully in line with the ISP Safer Recruitment policy, best practice and local employment legislation.
  • In conjunction with the Group Head of People Operations, Group Health and Safety Director, Group Head of Safeguarding and the Regional Heads of HR, supporting with the creation, updating and delivery of Safer Recruitment training, webinars and other learning experiences.
  • With the support of the Regional Heads of HR, ensuring that all employees involved in the hiring process complete Safer Recruitment training on joining and undertake yearly refresher training.
  • Review the Group Safer Recruitment policy and toolkit annually to ensure that they are updated with any changes or improvements in best practice standards and that these changes are appropriately communicated throughout our regions and schools.
  • Collating and analysing data from the regional and school SCRs, working with the Regional Heads of HR to ensure the SCRs are accurately maintained, data integrity is validated and up to date information and reporting is available at school, regional and group level.
  • Using these Safer Recruitment reports to understand and address any risks or gaps in compliance and drive improvement in the practical application of our standards.
  • Suggesting and implementing improvements to our Single Central Registers (including recommending system upgrades/changes) to facilitate compliance with the Safer Recruitment Process and standards and improve reporting accuracy, driving insight, learning and continuous improvement across the group.
  • Providing Safer Recruitment guidance and advice to Regional Heads of HR with regards the onboarding new schools including guidance and advice on auditing and reviewing those schools existing practices to develop and align them with ISP’s Safer Recruitment approach.
  • Supporting the Group Head of People Operations by responding to escalated Safer Recruitment cases and questions.
  • Undertaking Safer Recruitment reviews where a need for reflection and learning has been identified, ensuring that such reflection and learning translates into better practices and these practices are shared and embedded across our group.


Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • A demonstrable commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • Direct experience and strong working knowledge of Safer Recruitment and employment guidance / legislation.
  • A self-starter, motivated to manage themselves and their workload.
  • Attention to detail, ability to interpret the data presented to draw appropriate conclusions and direct where action should be focused. 
  • Collaborative team player with excellent negotiation and influencing skills; the ability to work across all levels.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and appropriately manage conflicting priorities.
  • Excellent presentation and training development / delivery skills.
  • Strong IT and systems skills.



ISP Leadership Competencies

You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do.


  1. Collaboration. Takes an active part in leading their school or region; is cooperative and a genuine team player, developing positive, supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximise opportunities.


  1. Learning & Getting Better. Continually demonstrates personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback; supporting others in their continual learning, development and growth.


  1. Innovation Leadership. Is good at creating an environment where ideas for learning initiatives and services are generated and is able to motivate and inspire others through the process of creation through to completion.


  1. Outcome driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.


  1. Resilience. Can deal with setbacks and challenges calmly and effectively.


  1. Community Focus. Is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our students and their families.


  1. Integrity & Ethical Management. Has the ability to work ethically and with integrity; helps others feel valued; upholds and models the ISP Vision, Purpose and Principles.


  1. Leading & Inspiring Others. Supports, encourages and inspires students, colleagues and teams so that they give their best.


  1. Understanding People. Is a very good judge of talent, can objectively articulate the strengths and motivations of people inside or outside the organisation.


  1. Influencing & Communication. Consistently informs, influences and inspires students, parents and colleagues through timely and effective communication.


  1. Agile. Responds and adapts to changing circumstances; manages and solves problems by providing solutions in a climate of ambiguity.


  1. Strategic, Commercial & Financial Awareness. Has the ability to apply understanding of the business and industry to improve effectiveness and profitability.


  1. Planning & Decision Making. Makes decisions on the best course of action and then plans, organises, prioritises and balances resources to achieve the desired outcome.


  1. Diversity & Equity. Has the sensitivity, awareness and skill to understand the values, behaviours, attitudes and practices across cultures that supports all children and adults to learn and work effectively.


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.


ISP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.




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