13 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    15 July 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£44,428 to £49,498 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Who we’re looking for

This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside senior leaders to develop and maintain a positive, ambitious culture which promotes excellent safeguarding practices by removing barriers to learning.

We are looking for safeguarding experts who are able to develop strategies and provide advice to senior leaders to help create an open safe environment where all stakeholders are able to raise concerns.

As a Regional Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer, you will be deployed across our schools located in one of the cluster regions of West Midlands and London or Lancashire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire and so you must be flexible to travel as and when required to do so.

You will have:

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent.
  • Experienced in managing complex child protection cases and an ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships with both internal and external organisations.
  • A proven track record of achieving organisational change and experience of partnership and multi-agency working.
  • An up to date current thinking around safeguarding and be equipped with the skills and knowledge to undertake the role.
  • The ability to identify opportunities to deliver improvement.

What the school offers its staff

About Star Central

Star Central, which is based at our head office in Blackburn, Lancashire, provides leadership, strategic direction and support to Star Academies, Star Institute and our schools.

The Star Central team includes experts from a range of professional backgrounds, who work together to provide an outstanding support service to the Star community. We support our schools to provide educational and operational excellence and to cultivate a strong Star community, with the aim of nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Star Academies

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
0330 313 9800

Head office location

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