Safeguarding and Compliance Lead

Apply
Location
Warwickshire
Specialism
Qualified Childcare
Salary Details:
£45,000
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
40
Job Grade
Midcounties Career Framework Level 7

About the role:

Are you passionate about ensuring a safe and secure environment for children and families? 

As the Safeguarding and Compliance Lead, you will serve as the group Designated Safeguarding Lead, playing a critical role in upholding and enhancing our safeguarding policies and procedures. Your expertise will ensure that our practices across the estate are compliant with the latest industry regulations and legislation.

As part of this role, your responsibilities will include: 
• Developing, implementing, and regularly reviewing safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure they are up-to-date and aligned with best practices, whilst also analysing trends in Safeguarding incidents and adapting policies and procedures
• Acting as the group designated Safeguarding Lead serving as he first point of contact for safeguarding concerns raised by staff, parents, or external agencies, and utilising trend analysis to identify recurring issues and implement targeted interventions 
• Conducting comprehensive risk assessments and developing strategies to mitigate potential risks to children’s safety and well-being 
• Supporting nursery colleagues in collaborating with external agencies, such as social services and regulatory bodies, to address safeguarding concerns and ensure compliance with legal requirements, leveraging trend analysis to advocate for systemic changes and improvements
• Making DBS referrals should any significant incidents occur with colleagues, ensuring adherence to legal requirements and safeguarding protocols

For more details about the role, please check the attached Job Description

The role holder is required to work flexibly and they will require significant amounts of travel and overnight stays away from home.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role, you will need: 
 
• Early Years Level 3 qualification minimum 
• Minimum of 5 years of experience working in Childcare or a related field, with a strong understanding of safeguarding principles and practices 
• Experience of working professionally in a Safeguarding role, liaising with colleagues, families and external agencies 
• Certified Safeguarding Lead (DSL) training 
• Excellent Safeguarding knowledge of policy and legislation relating to safeguarding children and families 
• Analytical mindset with the ability to assess risks and develop proactive strategies to address safeguarding concerns 
• Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining accurate records and documentation
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
• Agreement to deliver training confidently and support nurseries nationally – this may require staying away from home for short periods of time
• Evidence of Right to Work in the UK
• Full UK Driving License 

You will require a clear enhanced DBS and be required to join the DBS update service and renew this each year 

What can we offer you?

The cost-of-living crisis is putting pressure on us all. That's why we are now offering an enhanced discount rates to all Colleagues at Your Coop: 

- 20% off Food shopping (usually 10% all year round rising to 20% on pay day events) 
- Holidays for less with up to £500 off Travel 

Other benefits: 
• up to 60% off Childcare fees 
• Refer a Friend Scheme 
• Paid time off for volunteering 
• Colleague Support Fund 
• GroceryAid Colleague Mental Health Support 
• Ethical mobile and broadband deals 
• Annual leave that grows with your career 
• Full training and accredited development programmes 
 
… and many more!

Join us in our commitment to safeguarding and compliance, and make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families in our care.

Other jobs like this

    Location
    Warwickshire
    Specialism
    Qualified Childcare
    Salary Details:
    £45,000
    Vacancy Type
    Permanent
    Hours Per Week
    40
    Job Grade
    Midcounties Career Framework Level 7
    Location
    Exhall
    Specialism
    Customer Service
    Salary Details:
    £11.50 per hour
    Vacancy Type
    Permanent
    Hours Per Week
    10
    Job Grade
    Midcounties Career Framework Level 3
    Latest

    Team Leader

    Location
    Woodley
    Specialism
    Team Leader
    Salary Details:
    £12.70 per hour
    Vacancy Type
    Permanent
    Hours Per Week
    16
    Job Grade
    Midcounties Career Framework Level 4