Birmingham City Council

Safeguarding Officer

Lyndon School, Daylesford Road, Solihull, B92 8EJ
FTE £22,129 to £30,984. Actual salary is £10,208 to £14,294
22 Jun 2022
06 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
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Safeguarding Officer

Band D (FTE £22,129 to £30,984). Actual salary is £10,208 to £14,294. The point of the scale will be assessed dependent on experience and qualifications

Hours per week: 20 per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent


Daylesford Road


B92 8EJ

Telephone Number: 0121 743 3402

Email Address:

Job Start Date: September 2022

Join Lyndon School a ‘happy, friendly and caring place. Leaders are ambitious in their expectations.

They want the very best for their school community. Pupils enjoy positive relationships with caring staff…. Leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum. In many subjects this sets out the important things that pupils need to know and remember. A rich set of experiences are returning, following the earlier challenges of the pandemic.’ (OfSTED 2022).

Lyndon is part of Summit Learning Trust comprising Lyndon itself, Ninestiles – An Academy, Cockshut Hill School four primary schools and Solihull Sixth Form College. The leadership team of Lyndon is progressive and has the vision, drive, and support to lead the school on a journey of excellence, with staff that have a passion for teaching and learning.

Join us and you will be part of a school on its journey to outstanding status with a strong team ethos. We believe in working collaboratively, sharing ideas, and supporting each other to achieve great things.

We require a motivated and experienced Safeguarding Officer who is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all of our students. The role involves contributing to the development of safeguarding and child protection policies, training, procedures, and guidance across the school, and assisting in the coordination of referrals, actions, and the review of services for vulnerable children and families.

To carry out this role, it is essential that you have demonstrable experience of working effectively with vulnerable children or young people in either education, social work, youth work or another related area of work. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate they work effectively with the parents/carers of children and work efficiently

with a range of professionals to promote children’s/young people’s learning or welfare. In return, we offer an exciting and challenging role within a very supportive team and the opportunity to develop your skills within this innovative and growing Trust.

For a full description of the role and person specification, please see the accompanying documents.

About the Trust

Why work for us?

The Trust offers:

• a strong focus on staff care and wellbeing

• high quality training and support in and across academies

• a clear career pathway

• employee assistance programme

• employee discount schemes

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 July 2022, 12 midday

For an application form and further information about all our vacancies please visit the trust website

Interviews will be shortly after.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender reassignment, age, disability, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy/maternity or race.

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.


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 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.




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