Deputy DSL - Designated Safeguarding & Child Protection Officer, Airedale, Castleford

Closing date:

Airedale AcademyAiredale, Castleford

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,474 - £28,200(FTE £27,905-£30,507) 37 hours per week Term time plus 3 weeks (this includes 5 INSET days)
Contract term: Permanent

“The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The designated safeguarding lead has a strong grasp of safeguarding issues and she has ensured that this is shared and understood by all. All staff have received the required training and a culture of safeguarding is evident throughout the school” Ofsted November 2017

You will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children. If you are passionate about caring for children from all backgrounds and can uphold and encourage our values of Respect, Ambition and Bravery - we want to hear from you. 

Airedale Academy is an 11-18 comprehensive school, which has just over 1000 students. We’re situated in the former industrial heartland of Yorkshire, close to the junction of the M62 and A1 and its transport links. Airedale Academy itself is a good school, with solid finances and rising pupil numbers over the next few years.

Our ethos is children first and we’re here to transform the lives of children, many from hugely disadvantaged backgrounds. Working in our schools can be very challenging, but hugely rewarding in terms of the difference you can make to children’s futures.

We are looking for:

• An experienced safeguarding professional who is a strong communicator and can influence at all levels.

• You will need to be resilient, organised and self-motivated and above all able to uphold confidentiality and GDPR.

• Your role is to take a leading responsibility for all safeguarding and child protection matters arising at the Academy and to provide advice and support to all staff in dealing with such matters. 

• You will be offered development and support plus coaching/mentoring by the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The Trust currently comprises four schools across the primary and secondary phases, with plans for future growth and the opportunities that brings. Talk to our staff or pupils and you’ll find out how proud we are of our school, its supportive atmosphere and strong team ethos. We love showing people round, and encourage interested candidates visit and see what makes us great! Contact the HR team on 

01977 664555 and we’ll make the arrangements.

Our wellbeing programme includes a range of benefits including break-time refreshments, access to fitness facilities including a gym and weekly yoga, discounted Microsoft products, free flu jabs and visits by a car valet company, as well as regular staff social events.

The date of commencement for this post will be as soon as possible and the closing date for all applications is 6th December 2019. Interviews will be held w/c 9th December 2019.

For more details, or if you’re ready to apply, visit our website

Application forms should be returned to: Email:

Post: HR Department, Recruitment, Northern Ambition Academies Trust, c/o Airedale Academy, Crewe Road, Airedale, Castleford, WF10 3JU.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. 

We are an equal opportunities employer

Northern Ambition Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks and enhanced DBS disclosure.

More about Airedale Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Crewe Road, Airedale, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 3JU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1977 664555
employer gallery photo 0
employer gallery photo 1
employer gallery photo 2
employer gallery photo 3
employer gallery photo 4
employer gallery photo 5
employer gallery photo 6
employer gallery photo 7