Strategic advisor: safeguarding, parental support and well-being

Salary: Inner London (competitive salary and TLR based on experience and skills)

Start date: ASAP
Contract: Full time, permanent, subject to an enhanced DBS check

School 21 is looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to take on this new and exciting role. Reporting to the Headteacher, the role is a senior one and will take overall responsibility for key areas of the school’s strategy.   Specifically the role will involve:


  • Shaping and advising on the school’s parental engagement and support strategy

  • Providing strategic oversight for safeguarding

  • Overseeing the school provision for dealing with mental health issues

  • Overseeing the school’s approach to well-being

  • Inputting into the strategic direction of the school through leadership coaching and support


  • Significant professional experience in a relevant role working with children

  • Highly developed knowledge and understanding of current safeguarding legislation, guidance and policies

  • Experience of report writing

  • Experience of undertaking risk assessments

  • Experience of analysing and collecting data



  • The ability to develop positive working relationships with individuals at all levels

  • The ability to challenge poor behaviour and practice

  • Highly developed analytical and judgement skills, and the ability to analyse data

  • Highly developed communication skills (written and verbal), external liaison and networking skills

  • Good organisational and time management skills

  • To lead through inspirational leadership and provide an environment where others feel motivated

  • The ability to lead effectively and manage the performance of others in accordance with good management practice

  • The ability to clearly demonstrate an understanding of safeguarding responsibilities and a commitment to promoting the welfare of young people

Closing date: Monday, 11th December 2017 at 9am     Likely interview date: w/c 18th December 2017