Birmingham City Council

Pastoral Manager/Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead

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John Willmott School Reddicap Heath Road Sutton Coldfield B75 7DY
£35,745 - £43,857 pa
25 Nov 2021
06 Dec 2021
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Pastoral Manager/Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead

Salary Range:  £35,745 - £43,857 pa

Hours per week: 37, all year round

Contract Type: Permanent

John Willmott School

Reddicap Heath Road

Sutton Coldfield

B75 7DY

Telephone Number: 0121 378 1946

Email Address:

Job Start Date: As soon as possible

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.

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.

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

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to

speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: 6 December 2021, 9.00am

Download an application pack  or please visit our website:

To arrange an informal chat about the role, please contact Terri Richards, Deputy Headteacher – 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

Please note we do not accept CV’s; applications will only be considered if received on an ATLP application form. Please find a link to our safeguarding policy which we would encourage you to read prior to applying to work in our organisation

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

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