Safeguarding Advisor

Leigh Academies Trust, Rochester, ME2 2SX

6 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Circa £50k-£60k

Safeguarding Advisor job summary

We are now recruiting for a new post of Safeguarding Advisor. The successful candidate will be the lead professional in this area across the whole Trust, providing strategic support to Principals, Designated Safeguarding Leads and teams across our secondary, primary and SEN academies. The role will focus on safeguarding in our academies and across the entire Trust so that children and learners are protected and feel safe in our education settings. You will report directly to a member of the Trust Executive with strategic oversight of safeguarding across the Trust. You will be based at our Strood Head Office, but will inevitably want to spend a good deal of your time visiting our academies to provide strategic support, advice and guidance in the area of safeguarding .

The role itself offers superb career development and training opportunities for the successful candidate. Having proven yourself already as an excellent teacher and leader, you will be joining one of the UK’s largest and best-established multi-academy trusts with a subject brief across the whole organisation. Others will look to you for advice and expertise; the impact you can have in this post will be highly significant. We anticipate that most candidates will have aspirations for further career progression beyond the Safeguarding Advisor position into further senior leadership positions in one of our academies. We are extremely well-placed to assist you in achieving your ambitions based on excellent performance.

Please be aware that we welcome applications from interested candidates who do not hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Whilst this qualification would be desirable, it is not essential.

We wish to hear from you if you really want to change our education world and are:

  • an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious leader with a track record of success;
  • a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;
  • confident and able to communicate a clear vision;
  • approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;
  • able to develop excellent relationships with all stakeholders.

What we can offer you:

  • a highly-competitive salary;
  • an exciting LAT career path with opportunities for further progression
  • access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.​​​​​​​

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About Leigh Academies Trust

Trust type
Multi-academy trust
Contact phone number

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to discuss the post prior to application, you can arrange a call by contacting Molly Allen (PA to Academies Director) - Please ensure you offer Molly a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate for both you and the Academies Director, Emma Elwin. ​​​​​​

Application closing date: Monday 3rd October 2022
Shortlisting committee: Tuesday 4th October 2022
Interview date: Wednesday 12th October 2022

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Holly Neve (LAT Talent Team) on

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

About Leigh Academies Trust

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