Vacancy Summary

Department of Children’s Services - Education, Employment and Skills

Education Safeguarding Officer

37 hours per week

PO3 / PO4: £38,296 - £44,539

Temporary for 12 months

Based at Margaret McMillan Tower / hybrid

Vacancy Information

The Education Safeguarding Service wants to enable all children of compulsory school age in the district to access, attend and enjoy safe settings, and to ensure that the adults who work with them have the knowledge and skills to support them effectively.

The aim of this team is to work collaboratively with Council teams and wider agencies to provide a coordinated approach to the well-being of children and young people, whilst continually striving for imaginative and forward-thinking practice that will make a difference to the children of Bradford.

We are looking to recruit a FTE additional Safeguarding Officer (qualified Social Worker) to join a team of officers who are responsible for:

Providing advice and support to education settings and staff regarding safeguarding matters and elective home education (EHE);

Support for elective home education and understanding what a suitable full-time education looks like;

Responding to practice that falls below agreed standards and policies set out by the DfE and the Local Safeguarding Children Board.

The team of officers are individually motivated but work closely together to lead in the delivery of Education Safeguarding functions with a particular focus on vulnerable groups including children with a social worker, those at risk of exclusion, children who are not in school, and those involved with Early Help or the Youth Justice Service.

 For further information regarding the post please contact Maryam Shaheen at

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The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile, which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

Closing Date: 22nd November 2023

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

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