Education Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer
To provide a comprehensive safeguarding service to colleagues working in Midlothian schools and nurseries. This will include the development and provision of a child protection and safeguarding training programme, the development and implementation of quality assurance processes across schools and nurseries and the provision of support, guidance and advice to ensure safeguarding obligations are met.
Key liaison person between education and Children Services to ensure consistency between them in relation to Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Responsible for developing council policy and guidance documentation for Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Degree or equivalent level qualification.
Sound knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection with a Post Graduate Certificate in Child Protection.
Excellent IT skills
A proven track record of delivering effective training.
CLOSING DATE 6th January 2019
INTERVIEW DATE To be confirmedJob Advert
Position Title: Education Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer
Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy
Location: Fairfield House, 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
Contract Status: Permanent
Hours of Work: 18.50
Working Pattern: TBC
Weeks per year: 52
Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.
Based on you working 18.50 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £16,574.72 per annum.Requirements
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit
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Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.