Safeguarding Officer - Astrea Academy Trust

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Sheffield S5 0JF, UK
120 Gregg House Road England S5 0JF GB

Safeguarding Officer – Astrea Academy Trust

 

Salary Range:          £25,000 – £30,000

Contract Type:        1 year fixed term – Maternity Cover

Location:                 South Yorkshire / Cambridgeshire

Start Date:              April 2020

 

About Us

Astrea Academy Trust is a family of 27 schools with a proven 100% track record of school improvement. In Spring 2019, four Ofsted reports in quick succession brought all evaluated schools out of special measures (as they’d been when joining the Trust), with two going straight to a Good rating.

 

Our logo communicates our core values of collaboration, development and aspiration. The three figures come together in the shape of a tree, representing growth, whilst the tallest figure reaches upwards, towards a star, which is above and beyond the highest branch of the tree.

The Role

We require maternity cover for the Safeguarding Officer position. As Safeguarding Officer, you will work closely with the Deputy Director of Safeguarding in securing the continued improvement of safeguarding practices across the Trust and to provide vital support to schools with regards to caseload management.

 

This is a temporary position with an annual salary of £25,000 – £30,000. This position requires the post-holder to commit to 37.5 hours per week.

 

Duties Include (but not limited too):

 

  • Promoting effective safeguarding practises to pupils and staff across the Trust
  • Providing, collating and monitoring regular, accurate and timely data on safeguarding, as directed by the Deputy Director of Safeguarding
  • Supporting the Deputy Director of Safeguarding in ensuring that all safeguarding policies and procedures are kept up to date and that relevant audit tools and risk logs are completed in a timely manner
  • Keeping informed of current legislation, statutory and other guidance with regards to safeguarding, child and adult protection and GDPR
  • Supporting the Deputy Director of Safeguarding in ensuring that all schools comply with Safer Recruitment procedures, within Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019, for new staff members and that their induction includes a specific focus on safeguarding

 

Required Skills/Experience

We are looking for candidates who can display the following skills and experience:

 

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in carrying out a substantial safeguarding role, with evidence of management of a range of issues (Essential)
  • Experience of safeguarding work as a Senior Practitioner and/or manager in early years of youth provision (Essential)
  • Ability to identify examples of poor practice and ensure that necessary changes are implemented through early intervention (Essential)
  • Experience of working to LADO procedures in more than one Local Authority (Desirable)
  • Holds a Higher Level qualification in Childcare/Social work or related area (Desirable)

 

Full details of the post holder’s duties and required skills/experience can be found within the Recruitment Pack.

 

What we can offer:

Astrea Academy Trust has a range of exciting benefits that are accessible to each employee of the trust. These include:

 

  • Flexible working arrangement
  • Home working opportunities
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (28 days per annum exc. Bank Holiday)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme

 

The successful applicant will join a dynamic team, and will receive the enhanced support and leadership opportunities that the Trust is able to provide.

 

They will also benefit from the guidance of the Trust’s experienced and forward thinking Board, including Deputy Directors of Education and Inclusion, National Leads and various leaders of business and industry.

 

Interested in applying?

 

If you’re interested in applying, please ensure that you have reviewed the Recruitment Pack below to see the full details of the role and necessary skills and experience required to fulfil its duties.

 

Application Forms can be downloaded below. Applications must be completed by the closing date below and returned to Tom Fort, Recruitment Officer either by email to:

recruitment@astreaacademytrust.org or by post to the following address: Operations Team, Astrea Academy Sheffield, Andover Street, Sheffield, S3 9EJ

 

 

Please note:        CVs will not be accepted in co-ordination with Safer Recruitment legislation.

                             Postal applications may arrive after the closing date and may not be accepted.

 

 

Closing Date: Sunday 8th March 2020            Interview Date: W/C 16th March 2020

 

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

 

Astrea Academy Trust are also proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please also return the Equal Opportunities Form below alongside your application.

 

Unfortunately, due to volume to candidates we receive we are unable to offer any individual feedback at the application stage. Should you have not heard from us two weeks after the closing date, please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

Recruitment Pack – Safeguarding Officer

Application Form

Application Form (Print-Out Copy)

Criminal Declaration Form

Equal Opportunities

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