Early Years Officer- Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: SP/22/209111
  • Published: Mon 12/09/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/10/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 14.8 hours per week, 2 days per week with exact days of working to be agreed
  • Salary: £11,669 - £12,758
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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Early Years Officer- Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements

This role provides an exciting opportunity to be part of Halton’s Early Years Education Department.  It is being offered as a part time role, for two days a week, and will complement the existing work being carried out by the Early Years team around safeguarding.

Early Years education builds the foundations for a child’s learning and development. In Halton, Early Years education is a key priority for the region and demonstrates our commitment to provide high quality educational provision for our youngest children. 

As ‘Early Years Officer for Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements’ you will be responsible for ensuring Early Years provisions meet safeguarding and welfare requirements.  You will work with schools, PVI settings and childminders to provide challenge, support and advice regarding child care provision in Halton to ensure that they meet the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the EYFS, ensuring children are kept safe.

As a successful candidate you will:

  • Have a working knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and children’s safeguarding and welfare requirements;
  • Have a knowledge and understanding of Halton’s Safeguarding procedures;
  • Have experience of delivering safeguarding and welfare requirement briefings, training, guidance, policy and procedure to the Early Years workforce;
  • Have experience of impacting positively upon children’s safeguarding and welfare needs;
  • Have experience of working with vulnerable families and children;
  • Have the ability to challenge and support improvement in early years provisions, using a range of methods/tools to improve practice;
  • Be able to demonstrate good ICT skills, including Microsoft office and other computer applications;
  • Have excellent communication, organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Be able to evidence the ability to forge strong working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including Halton’s CYP Safeguarding Partnership;
  • Have experience of working with statutory agencies.


The closing date for applications is  2nd October, 2022 at 23:59.


For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Gail Vaughan-Hodkinson (Early Years Team Lead)  on 0151 5118815.


Interviews will be held on 12th October, 2022.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.


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