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  • Start date details

    To commence as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L12 – L16

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a committed and passionate individual who is dedicated to improving the lives of our students.

  • A proven track record of leading safeguarding initiatives in a complex organisation

  • Experience of implementing effective attendance strategies

  • A thorough understanding of current safeguarding legislation and regulations

  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills

  • Strong leadership and management abilities

  • Commitment to the ethos and values of St Joseph Catholic MAT.

What the school offers its staff

There are many good reasons to work with us. We have a real sense of community and you will be a part of it. You will be part, too of the wider Archdiocese family and in the company of some of the best people in education. We also offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression

  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities

  • Generous pension scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

The list is not exhaustive and will grow as we the Trust matures.

Further details about the role

St Joseph MAT is a growing Trust dedicated to providing high-quality education to all of our students. We are seeking a Head of Safeguarding, Attendance, Behaviour and Culture to lead the development and implementation of our safeguarding policies and procedures, as well as promoting high standards in attendance and a positive, inclusive student culture.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all of our schools are fully compliant with statutory safeguarding requirements, whilst also taking a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating potential risks to our students. You will work closely with school leaders, staff and external agencies to promote a culture of high vigilance and awareness of safeguarding issues.

In addition, you will ensure that attendance across the Trust is monitored carefully and that strategies are in place to keep rates high. You will take a lead role in developing initiatives and interventions to support students who may be struggling with attendance, working with school staff and families to identify and resolve any underlying issues.

Finally, as Head of Student Culture, you will ensure that our schools have a welcoming, inclusive and positive ethos, facilitating an environment where all students can thrive. This will include the development and implementation of strategies to promote positive student behaviour, as well as supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our students.

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About St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust

St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust was launched in 2021 as part of the Department for Education pilot project to provide expert support to Catholic schools with directive academy orders. The aim of this high-profile project is to increase Catholic sponsorship capacity in the region. The Trust has been developed in partnership with the Catholic Education Service, the Archdiocese of Liverpool, the Diocese of Shrewsbury and the Diocese of Chester. The first school joined the Trust in March 2022, five more in April 2022 and a further school in September 2022. Each academy joins the Trust at a different starting point and bespoke key performance indicators are agreed with the DfE, for example around educational performance, finance, attendance or increasing pupil numbers. The Trust has put in place a 3-5 year plan for each academy. The Trust is led by Andrew Truby (CEO), who has a strong track record in school improvement and is governed by a robust and experienced Board. The Trust is highly ambitious for all of the children across its academies and has developed an evidence-informed improvement strategy, which brings together the latest research into pedagogy and curriculum. The Trust’s Reading Guarantee ensures that every child learns to read through systematic synthetic phonics and chooses to read frequently for pleasure. A Trust curriculum has been developed in partnership with external partners such as Ark Curriculum Plus, which reflects the Board's vision for excellence. To find out more about our vision and key priorities, watch the short film on our website: www.stjosephmat.org.uk St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust looks forward to welcoming more schools during 2022-2023 and beyond.

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