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Regional Safeguarding Lead

Malcolm Arnold AcademyNorthamptonshire

The David Ross Education Trust are looking to appoint two Regional Safeguarding Leads to provide strategic support to the Head of Safeguarding and to lead on sharing and modelling best practice in relation to safeguarding within our Secondary and Primary academies in either our North or South regions.

If you are a passionate, enthusiastic and energetic individual, committed to delivering the best safeguarding outcomes for children, young people and families, we are looking for you. You will lead on expert support for academies and their communities in the provision for one or more of the following areas: domestic abuse, emotional abuse and neglect, alcohol, drug and substance abuse, and mental health.

You will work alongside the Head of Safeguarding (and other identified professionals) to provide the appropriate interventions to support students according to their needs, in relation to safeguarding and child protection. The ideal candidate will understand the needs of children and young people, particularly those with complex emotional, social or medical needs and behavioural difficulties. You will ideally be a competent and experienced individual with good communications skills in liaising with families, internal staff and external partners.

Working hours will be 37 per week, 43 weeks out of 52 a year; these will fall mainly during term time with agreed weeks to be worked during school holidays.

The North Region role is based in Grimsby and the South Region role in Northampton.  You will be required to undertake extensive travel across our academies in each Region as part of the role.

Salary & Benefits

£29,000 - £35,000pa FTE (£27,959.58-£33,744.32 pro rata)

Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

Commitment to employee Health and Wellbeing, including dedicated Employee Assistance Programme

Rewards and Recognition Scheme

About you

Honours Degree or Diploma in Social Work

Detailed knowledge of current legislation policy, guidance and good safeguarding practice.

Experience of managing distressing, stressful and emotional situations in an education/ social care setting.

Ability to work sympathetically and sensitively with all those affected by issues of safeguarding.

A collaborative worker and able to forge working relationships quickly.

Ability to manage workload and time effectively.

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) mission is to give every child attending one of our schools a world-class education.

Broadening the horizons of young people by inspiring students to become their confident, academic best via an education that creates academically gifted, confident, well-rounded young people in the classroom, in the workplace and in their communities. 

Whatever your role you will contribute towards creating a rich and exciting learning environment that also offers our students an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

Our aim is to be the country’s top-performing multi-academy trust in the country.  Recognised as a nationwide system leader, the Trust runs 34 schools across the country, ranging from small rural primaries to much larger secondary schools in urban areas, our first All Through school and a special school which caters for pupils aged 2-19 who have a diverse range of special educational needs.

Apply now

To complete our on-line application form, please click here  and attach a covering letter clearly stating how you meet the essential criteria for this role. Please note we do not accept CVs without a completed application form.

Closing Date for all applications – Thursday 20th May 2021 (If shortlisted and selected for interview you will be notified on Friday 21st May, please ensure you are available to attend interview on one of the dates below)

Interview Dates- Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th May 2021

The David Ross Education Trust is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.


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