The Altius Trust have an exciting opportunity for a Community and Safeguarding Officer to join the team at our growing school for South Manchester, MEA Central. This is a varied role giving professional support to the Designated Safeguarding Lead. The successful applicant will facilitate the development of safeguarding and child protection policies, including training and implementing procedures, working with our students, their families and the local community, responding appropriately to disclosures or concerns and raising awareness of safeguarding and child protection.
Applicants should be professional, flexible and enthusiastic, able to work on their own initiative, under pressure and have the ability to prioritise to meet demands and deadlines.
You will have experience of working with children and/or families within a safeguarding and child protection environment.
MEA Central opened to 210 Year 7 students in September 2017 and will grow year on year until we are full in 2022. We are defined by our mission, ‘A Fantastic Future for All', we care about helping students to be their best and know the only way to do this is through academic achievement, character development and strong pastoral support.
The Altius Trust is a multi-academy educational trust with an ongoing commitment to opening and running academies with a high level of achievement in the Manchester area. Our Trust Partners include some of the most successful and innovative companies in the UK, all of whom have a strong commitment to Manchester. Their involvement in the Trust underlines their commitment to developing the young people of the city, and their recognition that to recruit excellent leaders from local families they have to be committed to their development prior to them becoming employees. As a Trust we are also in an exciting period of growth and development and we are currently exploring opportunities with other like minded Trusts who are fully aligned to our vision and core principles of a Fantastic Future for All.
Our flagship school, Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA) in Wythenshawe, was winner of Secondary School of the Year (2015-16) and Healthy Living Award (2016-17) at the MEN Schools Awards, as well as being shortlisted for a national TES award in the category of 'Community Collaboration’ for our mentoring project with Lloyds Banking Group. MEA was described in a glowing 2015 Ofsted report as ‘A vibrant community that treats you like family (and) a good school that has improved students’ achievement significantly year on year’.
As a Trust, we are committed to recruiting talented and passionate staff who are central to all of our achievements and are the driving force behind our dedication to provide a “Fantastic Future for All”. Ofsted stated, “Staff are extremely positive about all aspects of the school and are making a substantial difference to the lives of the young people.”
The induction of new colleagues and their continual professional development are strengths of the Trust, we provide high quality coaching for all of our staff.
Our vision of a fantastic future for all our students is easy to understand but complex to achieve as the future evolves so rapidly around us. Our students have to adapt in order to build themselves a secure and resilient future. Our vision underpins all we do, and our starting point is excellent academic results.
Please find attached the Job Description and further information is available below about our Trust, MEA and MEA Central. Please apply through TES. Please note we do not accept CVs and references will be applied for at the shortlisting stage. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and driven individual, you must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students.
Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on 22 May 2019 and interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter.
We are an equal opportunities employer.
The Altius Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful appointments are subject to receiving satisfactory employment checks including references and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.