Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead (South)

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Star Academies - Based in Birmingham
£31,401 - £37,107
27 Jul 2018
20 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
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Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead (South)

£31,401 - £37,107 (Scale Point 35 – 41)

(Local Government Terms & Conditions and Pension Scheme)

Permanent / 37 hours per week

Star Academies - Based in Birmingham

Nurturing Today’s Young People, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders

We are seeking to appoint a talented individual to lead on safeguarding and child protection across our schools in the West Midlands and London. The successful candidate will be a key member of our Safeguarding team.

This is a great opportunity for an exceptional individual to join a highly successful and rapidly expanding Trust. There will be scope to have significant impact and develop your career with the organisation.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a degree qualification or equivalent
  • a strong safeguarding and child protection background
  • experience of safeguarding within a School setting (preferable)
  • a comprehensive understanding of the latest statutory requirements in keeping children safe in education

You will find an organisation that:

  • is passionate about its vision of ‘Nurturing Today’s Young People, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders’
  • has a supportive ethos and concern for the well-being of all members of our community
  • has high ambitions for all and provides excellent opportunities for professional development
  • is well-ordered with high standards of commitment

Why work at Star Academies?

Star is a mixed Multi-Academy Trust that runs both faith-based and non-faith primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. All of our new schools inspected to date have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED and two of our secondary schools were ranked 1 and 3 in the 2016 and 2017 national ‘Progress 8’ league tables.

The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The role will be based in Birmingham, but will require you to travel to schools in The West Midlands and London.

Please contact Sue Elliott, Head of Safeguarding ( if you would like an informal and confidential discussion regarding the role.

Closing Date: Monday 20 August 2018, 12 noon

Applicants must complete the Trust’s application form. Please click: to apply online for this vacancy. CVs will not be accepted for this post.

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 27 August 2018

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.

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