Safeguarding Officer, Leeds

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Leeds City AcademyLeeds

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SO2 .26 - .28 pro rata - £27, 416 - £29, 021
Contract term: Permanent

Academy: Leeds City Academy

Job Title: Safeguarding Officer

Grade: SO2 .26 - .28 pro rata - £27, 416 - £29, 021     

37 hours per week, term time only plus 20 days

Accountable to: Assistant Principal - Safeguarding and Inclusion and Attendance

This is an extremely exciting time to be joining Leeds City Academy, one of the most rapidly improving schools within the Leeds area and county of West Yorkshire. We are an 11-16 Academy and one of three schools within the White Rose Academies Trust, a Trust recognised nationally for its ground-breaking and transformational impact on the lives of the young people it serves. The Academy received a Section 5 Inspection in May 2019 achieving an overall Good judgement with Leadership and Management judged as Outstanding.

Our highly motivated and talented students are at the very centre of everything we do and the shared mission of all our stakeholders is to work ‘In Partnership’ in securing the aspirations and ambitions of every one of our young people. Our Academy is a unique and truly inspirational place to work, enhanced by our wonderful students who come from a diverse range of cultures, heritage and experiences; a significant proportion of students speak English as an additional language.

Our NQT and CPD training programme is highly respected by staff at the Academy and is further enhanced by the various opportunities for professional development provided through our excellent and varied White Rose Academies Trust CPD programme.

Please apply if you wish to work for an Academy Trust who values and supports the next move in your career. Come and join us on our journey to becoming ‘World Class’. 


  • To take lead responsibility for all safeguarding and child protection matters arising across Leeds City Academy, supporting all staff in dealing with any child protection/vulnerable children concerns that may arise.
  • Referring cases of suspected abuse to the local authority children’s social care as required.
  • Ensure the safeguarding systems and processes across the Academy are consistent, efficient and rigour in approach.
  • Assessing the training needs of staff and implementing and maintaining an ongoing training programme for all staff including induction training for all newly appointed colleagues.
  • Ensure that all students within the Academy are safe and well looked after.

Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds City Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey to becoming a ‘World Class’ school by 2025.

We're securing our 2025 vision for ‘World Class’ by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation in West Yorkshire.

We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society

The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.

The Trust employs almost 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College which, like the White Rose Academies Trust, is part of the Luminate Education Group, which also incorporates Harrogate College, Leeds College of Music and Keighley College. They also share our vision of creating a truly Outstanding Trust.

Closing Date: Monday 18 November 09:00

Shortlisting: Monday 18 November 2019

Interview Date: Friday 22 November 2019

Start Date: ASAP

For more information, please visit our website.  To apply, please complete the application form and return by the closing date of Monday 18 November 2019 at 9.00 am. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.

The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.


More about Leeds City Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Bedford Field, Woodhouse Cliff, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2LG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 284 4260
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