Designated Safeguarding Lead, Leeds

Closing date:

Co-op Academy LeedsLeeds
Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £36,231 - £38,810 (actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

Safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people is at the heart of everything we do, and we’re looking for a suitably experienced Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) to front-up this provision at Co-op Academy Leeds.

A confident communicator, you’ll be an expert in your field, making referrals to, and liaising with our partners in the Police and Local Authority in order to effectively manage cases where our young people may be at risk of harm or abuse, attending and contributing in strategy discussions and case conferences where appropriate. 

Alongside this, you’ll provide high quality advice and guidance to academy leaders and colleagues across the full spectrum of child protection and welfare matters, shaping and embedding systems, policies and procedures as you go.  As such, the role demands an individual with real gravitas; someone who can challenge, support and secure confidence from colleagues in and outside of the academy.  

You’ll do all this whilst capturing the spirit of our vision and values and whilst role-modelling exceptional professional behaviours.  

As a colleague at Leeds you’ll work within a diverse learning community, striving to deliver an outstanding working and learning experience for all.  Therefore, a genuine passion for working and making a real difference in the community is essential.  

So if you’re an advocate for keeping children and young people safe and committed to the spirit of co-operation, then we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Visit for further info about the Academy and to download an Application Form.  

Completed applications should be returned to Dianne Singleton, HR Administrator on before the closing deadline.

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to Co-operative values and principles.

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