Advanced Safeguarding Lead Opportunities at Our Lady of Lourdes

We are very excited to be introducing 4 new Advanced Safeguarding Leads across our Trust Hubs.

We have opportunities for Safeguarding Leads within the St Francis and De La Salle Hub Schools.

This as an exciting career opportunity for DSLs interested in working across Trust schools and becoming more involved with the wider approach to Safeguarding.

The mission for the ADSL in each hub will be to strengthening all aspects of Safeguarding by:

  • Offering advice and guidance on policy and procedure.
  • Supporting newly appointed DSLs during induction.
  • Acting as a forum for communication and consultation in particular between schools and the Trust but also with other partnership bodies.
  • Supporting the Trust DSL networks and steering group.
  • Developing and sharing evidence based good practice.
  • Supporting a cluster of school DSLs.
  • Supporting training and development.
  • Supporting hub schools to undertake audit activity.
  • Meeting regularly with ADSL colleagues.

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The ADSL would report directly to the Trust Safeguarding Lead.

Initially the training will be available for DSLs within Nottingham City schools and will be provided by Nottingham City Council. Training for any ADSL hub roles not based in a Nottingham City School would then be implemented as a ‘second’ phase of this roll out.  We are however, recruiting for all 4 ASDLs at the same time.  This is a significant CDP opportunity which will include learning mapped to relevant competencies.

For the individual there would be: 

  • Induction and ongoing support.
  • Planned individualised learning and development opportunities.
  • Bespoke ADSL training (including train the trainers) and ongoing communication.
  • Regular ADSL meetings.
  • Potential to represent the sector in the work of safeguarding children.
  • £1500 honorarium paid to the ADSL for this role 

What are we looking for? 

  • Proven experience as a DSL.
  • Experience of middle or senior leadership role and able to demonstrate outstanding practice.
  • Evidence based commitment to excellence.
  • Effective experience in multi-agency practice.
  • Understanding of how to implement safeguarding policy in order to ensure effective safeguarding outcomes/arrangements across the organisation
  • A successful track record as an advocate to improve safeguarding practice at a strategic level and for individual children.

More information about the opportunities is attached.  If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please email Moira Dales, our Trust Safeguarding Lead on

To apply, please complete the Nottingham City ADSL application form and return to by Monday 3 January 2022.

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