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  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,504.51 - £32,046.49 Annually (Actual) Salary is subject to national pay award which is still in negotiation.

Pupil Welfare, Safeguarding and Early Help Lead job summary

Pupil Welfare, Safeguarding and Early Help Lead (incl Designated school roles)

Pay grade: P02  Level: 29-32

Hours: Term Time Only + 10 days, 37 hours per week           

Actual Gross Salary: £29,504.51- £32,046.49 (subject to increase in national pay award still in negotiation)              

Contract: Permanent

Start Date: ASAP

Job Advertised: Wednesday 13th September 2023

Closing Date: Monday 2nd October 2023

Interviews: Week beginning 9th October 2023

Please be aware we do not accept applications direct from agencies

The Governors of this caring, friendly and successful school wish to appoint an enthusiastic, motivational and creative Pupil Welfare, Safeguarding and Early Help Lead (incl Designated school roles) to join our dedicated team at this exciting time in the life of the school. Broomfield greatly values the work of our Pupil Welfare Team and the vital contributions they make to the school in developing the life chances and opportunities of our pupils and young people.

We are looking for a Pupil Welfare, Safeguarding and Early Help Lead (incl Designated school roles) to lead the operational, day to day management of safeguarding, child protection and pupil welfare across the school sites; planning, co-ordinating and delivering practical support, advice and guidance to pupils, staff and vulnerable families. 

Leads and manages the team of Family Support Workers and Deputy Safeguarding Leads and works closely with multi agency teams.

Broomfield South SILC is an all age, co-educational day school maintained by Leeds City Council. Our pupils and young people (2-19) have a wide range of learning difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Condition.  We offer an inclusive setting operating on the main Broomfield site and two mainstream partnership sites:

  • Windmill Primary School
  • Rodillian Academy

This enables us to meet a wide variety of pupils’ needs and provide support and advice to the community.

The successful applicants will have;

  • Knowledge of current legislation, policy and guidance relating to work of children’s services and the Children and Families Act 2014 
  • Experience of implementing best practice in safeguarding children and Local Safeguarding Children Board Procedures including information sharing protocols
  • Secure Knowledge of Microsoft software packages.

Well informed knowledge about the development needs of children and young people

Evidence-based practice to meet the needs of vulnerable families and to support children who may have experienced abuse

Detailed knowledge of SEN and the impact additional needs may have on an individual and their family

Experience of working effectively with children, young people and families in challenging circumstances

  • Experience of working professionally within the Early Help process
  • Recognised Child Protection qualification or training

In addition the following personal qualities;

  • Positive attitude
  • Enthusiasm
  • Able to work effectively in a team
  • Able to use initiative
  • Willingness to learn, reflect and share effective practice with others

In return we can offer:

  • friendly, enthusiastic and highly motivated pupils and young people
  • a comprehensive CPD programme with potential for career development and promotion
  • the support of a strong, caring and committed staff team
  • Fun and a challenge!

Staff are expected to work across the three sites if required.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age, or disability.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS Disclosure

The Broomfield main site & our partnership site at Windmill Primary School have disabled access facilities, including a lift in the extension and at our partnership site at Rodillian Academy.

Reg Charity no; 1143948

Commitment to safeguarding

Broomfield SILC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

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About Broomfield South SILC

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
School size
224 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

We are an all-age generic special school serving South Leeds. We cater for a wide range of learning needs from moderate learning difficulties; severe learning difficulties; complex and multiple learning needs to Asperger’s and Autism. Some students have additional needs – physical; medical; speech and language; visual, hearing or sensory impairment.

Many pupils are based on our main Broomfield site and in addition some within our mainstream partnership sites - Windmill Music Federation and Rodillian Academy, where opportunities for mainstream inclusion are maximised, if appropriate.

Our motto is ‘Investing in Individuals, Transforming Lives’ reflected in our aim to provide a nurturing and stimulating school environment in which all pupils are encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle and feel happy, safe and secure. Our pupils demonstrate a strong sense of community and fairness for all. We endeavour to help our pupils take their place in society and be tolerant, understanding and respectful of the rights of others.

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