Assistant Safeguarding Officer, Kirklees

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Moor End AcademyKirklees

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £21,508Grade 8 SCP 19
Contract term: Permanent

Looking for a position in a school that is as committed to the continued development and support of its staff as it is to its pupils?

Here at Moor End Academy we are committed to developing all staff within their roles and creating opportunities for further career progression. Every employee of Moor End Academy has access to the Teachers Pension Scheme or West Yorkshire Pension Fund.

The Academy uses Schools Advisory Service as our cover insurer and included in this is a number of wellbeing benefits for all members of staff. These benefits include a stress counselling service, physiotherapy service, cancer support service and a 24 hour GP Helpline. Wellbeing Benefits including annual flu vaccinations, fresh fruit for staff, staff exercise classes and much more!

We believe firmly that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Our staff receive regular training to ensure they are updated with any changes in legislation and to ensure that we have the knowledge required to keep our students and staff safe. Our students also benefit from safeguarding training to ensure that they are confident in being able to keep themselves safe; the safeguarding team have one week’s assemblies each half-term to ensure that our students are kept fully up to date. We use CPoms as our recording system and all of our staff are trained in its use and are able to record concerns. An enhanced level of analysis is used by the pastoral team and key senior staff. 

We do, however, have a designated safeguarding team which currently consists of a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who is an Assistant Principal, a Safeguarding Officer, an Early Support Officer, and a Vice Principal who is also fully trained to DSL level. In addition we are fortunate to benefit from a designated governor who visits the academy each half term and ensures that the team is both supported and challenged. The evidence of the impact and quality of safeguarding at the academy taken from stakeholder feedback is very strong. The team has excellent links with external agencies, works hard to maintain relationships and is well regarded locally; safeguarding is an absolute strength of the academy. To further support the excellent operational and strategic work which takes place we would now like to expand the team.

You will be fully supported at the academy, and training will be offered where required and appropriate. Regular line management and supervision are a non-negotiable aspect of the role, and we hope that you understand and share our passion for this. We are a vibrant and hard-working team which is extremely passionate about what we do. Should you wish to join this team you will need to have the capacity to work under pressure, and both within a team and independently. 

Closing date for applications:  9am on Monday 9th December 2019.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check via the DBS. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

More about Moor End Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 5JA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1484 222230
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Moor End is a converter Academy that opened on 17th August 2011. We converted as an outstanding school. Prior to this we were a community school. Moor End is a National Support school. Our CEO, Jane Acklam, OBE is a National Leader of Education. We p...