(Job Ref#B139-23-24) Head of Safeguarding & Belonging (High School)

Date Posted: Monday 10 June 2024

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

Closing date for application: 24/06/2024 12:00am



Owned and operated by the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands


Cayman Prep and High School is a private, co-educational Christian school with over 1,000 students ranging from Kindergarten to Year 13 and offers a British-based international curriculum leading to IGCSE and A-level qualifications. The school is renowned for providing a stimulating learning environment in which our students become critical, creative thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners. This is evident in our consistent record of outstanding academic achievements, pastoral care, and wide range of extra-curricular activities.

We are looking for enthusiastic, positive, and forward-thinking individuals to join our supportive, collaborative community. We are focused on child-centered excellent education and learning for all and invite your application to be a part our high-performing team at the High School site in August 2024 for the following position:


Head of Safeguarding and Belonging                                         (Job Ref# B139-23-24)

The Head of safeguarding and Belonging reports directly to the High School Principal and is under the supervision and direction of the Principal. He / she shares in the professional leadership and management of the High School, in keeping with the Christian principles and ethos of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. The successful candidate is part of the High School Leadership Team.


The Head of Safeguarding and Belonging is required to:  

  • To lead in the strategic development of safeguarding and child protection practice across the school, ensuring individual student needs are met.
  • To lead on and review the whole High School approach to SEND.
  • To work closely with Primary SENCO and pastoral team to ensure the effective transition of SEND students at each key stage.
  • To act as the Designated Safeguarding lead at CPHS and perform the actions of the role.
  • To fulfil activities and functions as a member of the High School Leadership Team (HLT) as delineated by the Principal.
  • To lead on belonging for students according to the relative policies.
  • Act as a first point of contact providing confidential information and advice service for all students on safeguarding related concerns including child protection disclosures.
  • Work alongside the High School Leadership Team to ensure safeguarding is at the heart of the school’s ethos and that all staff are supported in knowing how to recognise and respond to potential concerns
  • Manage and oversee CPOMs, monitor and at times assign cases to Counsellors, Head of Pastoral Care & Student Services and Heads of Year as appropriate.
  • Oversee all safeguarding issues on SENSO and assign cases to the pastoral team as appropriate.
  • Refer cases of suspected abuse to MASH (Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub) and monitor the progress of reporting, while keeping detailed, accurate and secure written records of MASH safeguarding concerns.
  • To work with the Examinations Officer and to ensure that the access arrangements for students are put into place
  • Actively promote a sharing of good practice from both within and outside of the school.
  • Carry out the professional duties of a teacher as required (up to 50% teaching load).


Qualifications, experience and skills required for the Head of Assessment and Inclusion position are:

  • A degree in a relevant subject and an internationally recognised teaching qualification, such as a PGCE, Bachelor of Education or H.Dip.Ed; A school based leadership qualification would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of six years of outstanding and varied teaching experience in school(s) using the British Curriculum.
  • A minimum of three years Educational Leadership experience.
  • SENCO Qualification and experience.
  • A qualification as a Designated Safeguarding Lead or be working towards this qualification.
  • A clear understanding and experience of Child Protection and Safeguarding policy and procedures.
  • Experience as a Child Protection Officer.
  • An in-depth and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum for England and Wales and in-depth and up to date knowledge and understanding of examination boards requirements.
  • Successful experience with inclusion and assessment leadership and development.
  • A clear understanding of the teaching and learning processes, recent developments in education and of the factors and strategies that can impact upon student performance.
  • Knowledge and successful experience of management and reporting procedures and personnel leadership and management.
  • Excellent organisation and communication.
  • High level of personal integrity and confidentiality.
  • Think strategically, analytically and creatively.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to work independently, multitask, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Products and Management Information Systems.


Salary range for the position listed above is CI$70,200.00 – CI$74,200.00 per annum commensurate with experience based on the school’s point salary scale.  Benefits include:


  • Generous medical insurance plan – medical premium cost paid for employee at 100%
  • Contribution to a pension plan
  • Annual travel allowance
  • Discounted school fees: first child 100% and 50% for up to 2 additional dependent children
  • Generous school holidays
  • Continued Professional Development Opportunities throughout the School Year


Cayman Prep and High School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children and young people and expect the same commitment from all our employees. All successful candidates will be subject to enhanced pre-employment clearance including identity checks, criminal background checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps in employment and three satisfactory employment references.

Further information about the school can be viewed on the school website: WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF SUBMITTED ON THE RELEVANT SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM (available on the website) and forwarded along with a covering letter and CV to:

Mr. Karl Murphy, High School Principal

P.O. Box 10013

Grand Cayman KY1-1001

Cayman Islands


Deadline for receipt of applications:  Monday, June 24th, 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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