More and more industries are implementing social media background checks into their recruitment processes for a number of reasons, including preventing reputational damage and fulfilling legal obligations like safeguarding. iSAMS and Social Media Check are working together to provide schools with an automated, quick, and simple solution to social media screening.

In this webinar, you’ll hear from two expert speakers as they tackle the subject of safeguarding the recruitment processes at your school including:

  • Complying with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines
  • Automating social media background checks on shortlisted candidates
  • Protecting your school or group's reputation
  • Identifying risks such as toxic language, extremist groups, hate speech, swearing and profanity, potential nudity, negative sentiment, and terms or keywords specified by your school 

Welcome and introduction - Max Hymas, Head of Sales, iSAMS
Understanding the guidance requirement - Dai Durbridge, Browne Jacobson
Using Social Media Check for automated candidate screening – Nic Whelan, Social Media Check
Managing and interpreting your search findings - Dai Durbridge, Browne Jacobson

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Meet your speakers


Max Hymas

Head of Sales, iSAMS

Max has been supporting education customers to improve learning outcomes through the use of technology for several years, gaining invaluable experience working at Capita, ESS, Civica and iSAMS by IRIS. As Head of Sales, Max is responsible for leading our Business Development and Account Management Teams to support independent schools deliver on their priorities and strategic plans.
Dai Durbridge

Dai Durbridge

Partner, Browne Jacobson

Dai is an education lawyer and Partner at Browne Jacobson and has a particular expertise in safeguarding and data protection. He works with schools and trusts on day-to-day and complex safeguarding issues including safer recruitment, handling disclosures of abuse, managing allegations against staff and child deaths. Dai carries out safeguarding governance audits for school and trusts, provides support with the development and implementation of five year safeguarding strategies, and acts as a coach/mentor for DSL’s providing external guidance and advice.

Nic Whelan

Nic Whelan

Director, Social Media Check

Nic is a Director at Social Media Check (SMC) - a unique, fully automated solution that delivers a social media back ground check in minutes. GDPR complaint, SMC provides a comprehensive and auditable report across the major social media platforms using machine learning and algorithms, eliminating the need for manual searching or the possibility of unconscious bias. SMC is being used by hundreds of schools to help support safer recruitment and avoid reputational damage.