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Senior Pastoral Manager/Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead

John Willmott SchoolBirmingham

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership is a highly successful Multi Academy Trust (MAT) encompassing 5 secondary schools, 11 primary schools, a Teaching School Hub, and School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider.  Our schools are based in North Birmingham, Tamworth, Lichfield, and North Warwickshire.  A further secondary school and 2 primary schools will join the ATLP in the near future.


Full Time, Permanent

Required for January 2022 or earlier


Due to the growth of our Multi Academy Trust a vacancy has arisen for a Senior Pastoral Manager/Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and outstanding practitioner to join the leadership team to support strategically in the further development and enhancement of the pastoral offer to our students. We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced individual who has the vision, energy, and leadership skills to promote a culture of excellence in the teams that provide pastoral care. You will be the Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school and will work in partnership with colleagues to develop excellent practice and to provide training and advice for Designated Safeguarding Leads and ensure the safeguarding of children and young people is assured.


You will be a strategic thinking and positive individual that can build on recent achievements and as a key player of the senior leadership team, you will be passionate and motivated to take the school to the next level. You will have extensive experience in strategic and operational management, as well as a proven track record in working with multi-disciplinary services across the social care spectrum. You will have the drive and skills to transform pastoral care, with evidence of improving student experience and outcomes. 

 

Salary:   Grade 5 - £35,745 - £43,857 pa 


Location: The role will be based at John Willmott School 


Start Date: Required as soon as possible or January 2022


What you'll need to succeed

• To share our passion for wanting the very best for our students and schools

• Be qualified and operating as a DSL or Lead DSL

• Be committed to keeping our students safe

• Have a degree level qualification in social work or youth work

• Be highly motivated and passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people with the natural ability to inspire and motivate both pupils and peers

• Be emotionally intelligent with the ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders

• Excellent people manager who is able to motivate and develop the teams you lead

• The ability to work in a face paced, challenging yet always rewarding role


What you'll get in return

• Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we invest in your development through training, mentoring and progression opportunities across our schools

• The opportunity to join our team of excellent pastoral leaders and propel your career to the next level

• A competitive salary

• Competitive pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme)

• 3 paid Professional Development Days



Closing date:  Monday 6th December at 9.00am



What you need to do now


For an application pack please visit our website: https://atlp.co.uk/vacancies


To arrange an informal chat about the role, please contact Terri Richards, Deputy Headteacher – t.richards@jws.bham.sch.uk



Completed applications should include an application form and a letter of application no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining how ‘your experience to date makes you the ideal person for this role’.



Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@atlp.org.uk



Please note we do not accept CV’s; applications will only be considered if received on an ATLP application form.



We continue to adhere to the government’s advice and guidance for education settings, ensuring appropriate risk assessments are in place to allow for safe working practices. 


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement of the role.


The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS, prohibition check, qualifications (where applicable), medical fitness, identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. The ATLP is an equal opportunities employer. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS, prohibition check, qualifications (where applicable), medical fitness, identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references which will be sought prior to interview. The ATLP is an equal opportunities employer.


Please find a link to our safeguarding policy which we would encourage you to read prior to applying to work in our organisation https://atlp.org.uk/files/2021/03/ATLP-Overall-Safeguarding-Policy-2020-FINAL-3.pdf

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