Skip to content

Designated Safeguarding Assistant (DSA) - Portsmouth College

Non-teaching jobs, School Jobs

Job details


Tangier Road, Portsmouth PO3 6PZ

Job type

Full time


£16,405 to £17,532 per annum

Closing date

30/09/2020 10:00 am

Hours of work: 37 hpw to be worked Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and Friday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm – College term time only

Salary: Support staff pay spine 7-9 (depending on relevant skills and experience) Actual salary: £16,405 to £17,532 per annum.

The Designated Safeguarding Assistant (DSA) contributes to the provision of effective student safeguarding and child protection throughout the college by supporting the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and cross college safeguarding support for staff in their roles.

The Designated Safeguarding Assistant (DSA) will hold a cross-college responsibility for student safeguarding supporting the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and any Senior Leadership Team member as necessary. The DSA will demonstrate the highest levels of commitment and compliance to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Relevant up to date training and experience is essential and it is critical that you have achieved GCSE or their equivalent in both English and Maths. You will need to be reliable, demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills and have an understanding of the need to maintain boundaries and confidentiality with students. You need to be able to work with sensitivity and discretion. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Thank you for showing an interest in our vacancy. To assist you with your application, please find attached below a document detailing further information contained within this recruitment pack, including, Job Description, Person Specification, Information about Portsmouth College and Instructions for your application.

We strive for equality throughout the College and welcome applications from all individuals regardless of gender, disability, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or faith. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Portsmouth College is an Equal Opportunities employer and the interview and selection process will reflect this.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the HR Department on 02392 344400.

How to apply


Should you wish to apply for this position, please complete a College application form. This can be downloaded from our website, or alternatively contact the HR Department on 023 9234 4400 for an application form. C.V.s alone will not be accepted.

Please return completed applications to the HR Department, ( by: 10 am on Wednesday 30th September 2020.

Interviews will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 7th October 2020. In addition to a formal interview, applicants will be required to undertake a number of tasks relevant to the role.