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  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week - term time plus 15 days (42 weeks)

Contract type


Pay scale

PO1 SCP 27-30 £33,257 - £35,562 (Actual salary)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people is at the heart of everything we do, and we’re looking for a suitably experienced Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead to oversee and drive forward this provision at Co-op Academy Leeds.

Our recent ‘Good’ grading at Ofsted praised the work of the safeguarding team at Co-op Academy Leeds in ensuring that all pupils feel safe whilst at school.

A confident communicator, you’ll be an expert in your field, making referrals to, and liaising with our partners in the Police and Local Authority in order to effectively manage cases where our young people may be at risk of harm or abuse, attending and contributing in strategy discussions and case conferences where appropriate.

Working alongside the DSL, you’ll provide high quality advice and guidance to academy leaders and colleagues across the full spectrum of child protection and welfare matters, shaping and embedding systems, policies and procedures as you go. As such, the role demands an individual with real gravitas; someone who can challenge, support and secure confidence from colleagues in and outside of the academy.

You’ll do all this whilst capturing the spirit of our vision and values and whilst role-modelling exceptional professional behaviours.

As a colleague at Leeds you’ll work within a diverse learning community, striving to deliver an outstanding working and learning experience for all. Therefore, a genuine passion for working and making a real difference in the community is essential.

So if you’re an advocate for keeping children and young people safe and committed to the spirit of co-operation, then we’d be delighted to hear from you.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Emma Wingfield - emma.wingfield@coopacademies.co.uk

What the school offers its staff

What you do here really counts. And we offer a wide range of benefits and rewards to recognise the part you play in our success. Whether they benefit your finances, your wellbeing, or your family, in or outside work. From career progression and working and making a difference within your local community, to a whole range of financial discounts and benefits, working at Co-op Academies Trust isn’t just your standard job.

Commitment to safeguarding

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to Co-operative values and principles.

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About Co-op Academy Leeds

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
937 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0113 3807940

Co-op Academy Leeds is a ‘Good’ school (Ofsted, Nov 2022) and on the back of our recent successes we’re fully committed to getting even better.

Here at Co-op Academy Leeds, we aim to ensure everyone has the opportunity to flourish, both academically and socially. We expect students and staff to have the courage to aim high, the commitment to persevere – even when the going gets tough – and the mindset which will allow them to grow.

Teaching and learning sit right at the heart of everything we do – nothing else matters if the learning culture is not good enough. We focus relentlessly on ensuring staff receive regular, relevant and useful professional development, much of which is provided and delivered by our in-house Teaching & Learning Team. Anyone who joins us is expected to contribute to this sharing culture.

We have high expectations – and unstinting moral values. As an integral part of Co-op Academies Trust, we espouse the core Co-op values (Self-help, Self-responsibility, Solidarity, Democracy, Equity and Equality) and have adopted the 4 Ways of Being Co-op: Be yourself, always; Do what matters most; Show you care; Succeed together.

We also enjoy the significant support of the Trust and the Sponsor, which brings with it a range of opportunities and benefits, alongside a less “formal” package of colleagues working together to look after their well-being and forge stronger relationships.

We really are all about providing the best we can for everyone – making sure our students leave here and move on to better things, whatever their starting points and backgrounds.

Arranging a visit to Co-op Academy Leeds

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hrleeds@coopacademies.co.uk.

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