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  • Job start date

    22 August 2024

  • Closing date

    2 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, part time, term time: This is a term-time only position.

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 6, £28,565 - £30,390 per annum. Approximately £19,798 - £21,063 per annum, pro rata (0.69309 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Salary: Grade 6, £28,565 - £30,390 per annum.Approximately £19,798 - £21,063 per annum, pro rata (0.69309 FTE)

Please Note: This is a Non-Teaching position.

Interviews - W/C 10th June 2024.

About us and the role

We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Safeguarding Lead to join our Leicester based school on a permanent basis.

What will you do?

  • Coordinate and oversee support school when working with a child who has a Child in Need or Child Protection plan in place and ensure that the school is always represented, either in person or by a report, where appropriate.
  • Liaise with the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Headteacher to inform them of issues, especially ongoing enquiries under section 47 of the Children Act 1989 and police investigations
  • Understand the importance of information sharing, both within the school and college, and with other schools and colleges on transfer including in-year and between primary and secondary education, and with the safeguarding partners, other agencies, organisations and practitioners
  • Support staff to consider how safeguarding, welfare and educational outcomes are linked, including to inform the provision of academic and pastoral support.
  • To develop and implement an intervention programme of activities to address behavioural, social and emotional needs of individuals and small groups

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

  • Degree or other qualification in education or social work field or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working with children or young adults in an education setting
  • Experience of liaising with external agencies and professionals on child protection matters
  • Experience of referring cases of suspected abuse to external agencies including relevant paperwork
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.



What the school offers its staff

Avanti Fields School is an all-through, faith designated (Hindu) state school which welcomed the first intake of Year 7 students in September 2018, and first intake of Nursery and Reception students in September 2022. The school is rapidly expanding and will grow year by year to a full cohort of 1,320. This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues its journey to outstanding.

The staff at Avanti Fields School are passionate about our school and are relentlessly focused on improving the achievement and opportunities for all our students. All staff that work at the school will need to subscribe to our ethos and values and seek to improve and develop their own practice and performance for the benefit of our students.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a school which is driven by three key elements for both students and staff:

  • Educational excellence
  • Character formation
  • Spiritual insight

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Why should you apply

Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

You will be working in a fantastic environment, with:

  • Great opportunities for professional development through the Avanti Institute and our family of schools
  • Pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria
  • O2 discounts, Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers
  • Eligible for NUS Card and CSSC membership
  • Access to multiple well-being programmes (Weekend Retreats, Yoga Classes and Apps)
  • Cycle-to-work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

Further details about the role

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.

Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

Commitment to safeguarding

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Applying for the job

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About Avanti Fields School

School type
Free School, Hindu, ages 3 to 16
School size
950 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16

Avanti Fields School is a new all-through school which welcomed the first intake of Year 7 students in September 2018. The school is rapidly expanding, and will grow year by year to a full cohort of 1,320. This is an exciting time to join the school as it moves into its new state of the arts building and continues its journey to outstanding.

Avanti Fields School; we are an all-through; 3–16 Hindu-faith school – part of the multi-academy, Avanti Schools Trust.

Avanti Schools are extremely popular with Hindu and non-Hindu parents alike who want an outstanding, disciplined and inclusive environment for learning for their children.

Our established schools in London and Leicester are all at least rated good with outstanding features and have the highest expectations are our pupils.

Avanti’s faith ethos means high academic and moral standards and an environment that values and nurtures the best within all faiths.

Avanti Fields is a Hindu-designated faith school, part of the growing family of Avanti schools. However, staff and students at Avanti Fields School do not originate from any specific faith background. Applications are welcome from practitioners of any faith and from those of none; they will, however, be expected to be in full sympathy with the unique ethos and vision of the School.

Arranging a visit to Avanti Fields School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email careers@avanti.org.uk.

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