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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

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Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Full or part time applications considered. Part time Full or part time applications considered

Contract type


Pay scale

Scale 6, points 29-33 £37,747 - £41,880 (This salary is based on 37 hours per week, full time with 31 days annual leave, plus bank holidays).

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable children to thrive at school?

Catmose College is very successful, recently judged outstanding by Ofsted.We offer a very broad range of academic and broader opportunities for children to thrive. We are offering a rare opportunity to join our pastoral and safeguarding team.The College is located within the beautiful market town of Oakham within Rutland but is within easy commuting distance of Corby, Leicester and Peterborough. The College offers state of the art facilities, a calm and purposeful student body and a very strong staff team who work effectively together. Our ethos is one which puts students at the heart of our work, but equally important is ensuring that our staff are well supported within both their professional and personal lives.

We are flexible regarding previous experience in safeguarding; we welcome applications from either children’s social work, school safeguarding, or equivalent work within the charitable sector. We offer all staff flexible contracts, with staff also benefitting from generous holiday, pension and other work-related benefits. We encourage all staff to continue their own personal development and support this through financial support and time to enable this.

The safeguarding team is led by a Vice Principal who will support you in managing the day-to-day cases you will lead on. The safeguarding team is part of our broader pastoral team, called Client Services who support any student who needs help. All members of the senior team are also DSL trained. You will therefore join a team of staff with significant expertise who are well placed to offer you support as you get to know our community.

The successful candidate will be DSL trained (or the equivalent) and will have significant experience of managing complex safeguarding and pastoral cases involving children. We are also looking for someone who has the interpersonal skills to have the most difficult of conversations with children and their parents. You will have a strong sense of humour, be compassionate but equally determined to not shy away from challenging families and external agencies when it is necessary.

If this role is of interest, please contact Claire Pugh (cpugh@catmosecollege.com) who can arrange an informal conversation or meeting to discuss the role further before you commit to making an application.

What the school offers its staff

Staff areable to enjoy many additional benefits that come as part of working within the Federation. These include, amongst others:

  • Vast range of staff training including a funded Master’s scheme.
  • Staff laptops.
  • Priority admission for children of staff to the College and Primary.
  • Flexible working; part-time and a job share considered.
  • A broad range of opportunities to engage in extracurricular trips and activities.
  • A subsidised restaurant, refectory and orangery.
  • Complimentary lunch on staff training days.
  • Cycleshare scheme salary sacrifice for bike purchases.
  • Free parking.
  • Holidays outside of the usual term-time pattern, including a two-week autumn break and an early summer.
  • Highly rated Government pension scheme.
  • Tax efficient salary sacrifice scheme for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Further details about the role

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all staff to share this commitment.We provide safeguarding training to all staff on an annual basis, and all staff areresponsiblefor ensuring safeguarding, health and safety policies are implemented in line with Federation policy and current legislation. Please familiarise yourself with our Safeguarding Policy, available online atwww.rutlandfederation.com/policies

This position advertised is a ‘regulated position’ which means it will involve regular contact with children and young people; under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. This position is also ‘exempt’ from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all staff to share this commitment. We provide safeguarding training to all staff on an annual basis, and all staff are responsible for ensuring safeguarding, health and safety policies are implemented in line with Federation policy and current legislation.

Applying for the job

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Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to office@rutlandfederation.com

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About Catmose College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1069 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Catmose College is an oversubscribed secondary academy school on Huntsmans Drive in Oakham, Rutland. The majority of students are drawn from the county town of Oakham and surrounding villages, although many are attracted from a wider area including Leicestershire and Melton through parental choice.

The College is one of the highest achieving in Rutland and Leicestershire. Our Ofsted report in March 2024 rated the College ‘Outstanding’ in all categories. We offer a broad range of experiences beyond the classroom to build independence, resilience and leadership skills that are critical for success in adult life.

We believe in the traditional values of education; that students do best when they are happy, behave well and are engaged in purposeful activity. Our approach blends high expectations with innovative practice to ensure that all students are able to achieve their potential. The College is about much more than just academic success, our ethos is one that embraces the whole person, not just what they accomplish in lessons but everything else that ensures they are ready for the challenges of the adult world. For example, students partake weekly in the ever-popular Electives programme, where lessons finish early to allow time for students to participate in a vast array of over 90 activities and learning, from Caribbean Cooking to Cricket, and Pottery Throw Down to Trampolining.

Students also benefit from an extremely wide array of trips and visits; in previous years these have included a performing arts trip to Liverpool, a photography trip to Iceland, cultural visits to Italy and Spain, a German exchange, a visit to the WWI battlefields and much more.

We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke approach to students’ needs, whether they are more able or need some extra support. Music, Sport and Academic Scholarships are awarded annually to students who can demonstrate excellent ability in their chosen area. The scholarships are designed to recognise exceptional talent and to provide the facilities, resources and staffing to allow high-ability students to achieve their potential.

When making decisions at the College, our guiding principle is simple, ‘Would it be good enough for our own children?’ By ensuring that the standards of everything we do meets this benchmark, we ensure that the quality of services we offer are exceptional.

Arranging a visit to Catmose College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@rutlandfederation.com.

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