Salary: £50,000 - £60,000
Start Date: January 2020 or earlier
Closing Date: 20th November 2019
Interviews: 29th November 2019
Do you want to make a real difference to young people’s lives, and their wellbeing?
We are a large multi-academy trust looking for an experienced practitioner with a safeguarding expertise, whether this be school-based experience, or from the field of social care.
By providing guidance, challenge, support and strategic development for safeguarding across our schools, you will have the opportunity to ensure the safety and wellbeing of thousands of pupils nationwide.
The role of Safeguarding Lead provides the opportunity to develop and implement systems that ensure effective monitoring, and managing safeguarding and child protection issues across the trust.
Working in partnership with both the central office teams and school-based safeguarding leads, you will advise schools on how to enhance their intervention with vulnerable families, share best practice across schools nationally, and build cluster collaboration through regional networks of DSLs.
With a range of schools including primary and secondary academies, and independent schools, some of which including boarding provision, your wealth of experience will be vital to support schools in a wide variety of contexts.
Working alongside the trust senior leaders to provide the strategic oversight of safeguarding nationally, you will ensure that all schools have effective processes to identify, help and manage systems to support our most vulnerable young people.
If you have a passion for supporting young people and experience of leading safeguarding, often dealing with complex cases, then this is a great opportunity to impact schools and young people nationally.
Rewards and Benefits
We offer a contributory pension scheme, Occupational sick pay, Continuous professional development, competitive maternity, paternity and adoption benefits and scope for flexible working. In addition you will have access to a range of flexible benefits including health and lifestyle, cycle2work, car lease schemes, child care vouchers.
United Learning is a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.
United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).