Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Unremunerated with expenses paid
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About the role

Shrewsbury Colleges Group's Board is made up of Governors from a variety of backgrounds. They include staff and students from the College as well as parent governors and external members drawn from a range of backgrounds including business, education and the community. The Safeguarding Governor on the Board has a key role in ensuring that the College fulfils its duties in relation to safeguarding both in policy and practice.

The incoming Safeguarding Governor will work with the college Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead to ensure that all matters relating to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults are aligned with educational policy, are reviewed and re-evaluated on a regular basis through feedback, appraisal and application of best practice.

Who we are looking for

The incumbent Safeguarding Governor is due to come to the end of their tenure later this year and, in light of this and the requirement to improve the most recent Ofsted grading, Shrewsbury Colleges Group are seeking to complement the current governing body with a new Board Member with a strong track record and expertise in safeguarding.

We are looking for someone who enjoys a challenge and most importantly is passionate about delivering positive outcomes for young people, the communities which the College serves and employers of the local area. Fundamentally, you must recognise the importance of education and how it enhances our ever-changing society.

We are particularly keen to engage experienced strategic leaders with a successful track record in safeguarding, an understanding of the Government’s Prevent Duty and an interest in the welfare and wellbeing of young people. The ideal candidate will take the lead in supporting the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the senior leadership team in improving the student experience to ensure that the student body feel safe whilst studying, and the staff are aware of their responsibilities in keeping each other safe in the working environment.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job page on Peridot Partners' website via the application method on this site.

Closing date: 12noon, Monday 30th November 2020

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Refreshed on: 10 November 2020
Closing date: 30 November 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Trustees
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