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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 August 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 August 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 7 (£31,895 to £35,336 pro rata)

Actual salary

£29,379 – £32,548 (with under 5 years’ service)

Safeguarding Manager job summary

Post: Safeguarding Manager

Salary: Grade 7 (£31,895 to £35,336 pro rata)

Actual Starting Salary £29,379 – £32,548 (with under 5 years’ service)

Contract Term: Permanent 37 hours 42 weeks per year

Start Date: As early as possible in the Autumn Term 2022.

The Governors of King Ecgbert School are seeking to appoint a Safeguarding Manager to drive the Safeguarding culture at this outstanding, system leading school at the heart of the Mercia Learning Trust.

This is a great opportunity for a member of staff who has already demonstrated significant experience of managing safeguarding cases. Advanced Safeguarding trained, the successful candidate will have experience in Child Protection, Looked After Pupils, Early Help and of working with external agencies. Confident and highly organised, you will act as the Deputy Safeguarding Lead and deputise for the Designated Safeguarding Lead when necessary.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Forge good working relationships with families
  • Have the confidence to work on behalf of families with external agencies
  • Provide support and advice for staff
  • Effectively manage a busy and complex workload
  • Have the ability to deal sensitively and discreetly with a wide range of people
  • Have a cool head, unflappable nature and sense of humour

At King Ecgbert School, we believe in and promote our ERA values:

Academic Excellence for all

Showing Respect at all times

Having high Aspirations and personal goals that go beyond our time in school

We are committed to providing outstanding education for all in a safe, happy and positive learning environment.

King Ecgbert School is a highly successful and Ofsted recognised ‘Outstanding’ school which provides a first class education for over 1300 students aged from 11 to 18. We are looking for staff who are enthusiastic and are keen to make a difference.

Mercia Learning Trust is a growing multi-academy trust which currently includes 3 secondary and 3 primary schools. Our mission is to provide an outstanding education for pupils from 0-19. We are passionate that all our pupils should see their time at school as happy and fulfilling, with their potential developed to the utmost. Our approach is founded on partnership working, binding together our school, parents and their communities. We are currently looking to recruit an outstanding member of staff with the ability to support the academic progress and wellbeing of all students.

We hope that our recruitment pack and website provides you with plenty of information about us. However, should you require any additional information, or would like an informal discussion please contact us on 0114 235 3855 or email fevans2@ecgbert.sheffield.sch.uk

To apply please submit a Trust application form to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk. Please note, we do not accept CVs or Council Application forms.

Closing date for applications is: Midnight Wednesday 31 August 2022

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for: w/c 12 September 2022

Commitment to safeguarding

Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. If you are shortlisted, your suitability to work with children will be explored, and this will include disclosing convictions. The information you disclose may be discussed with you during the interview.
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About King Ecgbert School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1396 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Headteacher welcome / letter
Dear Applicant
King Ecgbert School is seeking an outstanding 1FTE Permanent Safeguarding Manager to commence as early as possible in the Autumn term 2022.
The school is exceptionally strong - rated outstanding by Ofsted, and has academic results that are consistently ‘well above average’. This is a truly comprehensive school serving both disadvantaged and highly affluent communities. We are proud of our diversity, with 20% of students disadvantaged, 30% EAL and 40% from BAME communities. The school leadership is motivated by social mobility, inclusiveness and a focus on vulnerable learners. We are looking for applicants who are committed to serving a diverse population and have experiences and perspectives that will enrich our work. The school is proud to offer one of Sheffield’s Integrated Resources for children with ASD. The sixth form is highly regarded for its record, not just of helping students access top Russell Group and Oxbridge Universities but also enabling students to be the first in their families to access Higher Education.
The school is proud to be at the heart of the Mercia Learning Trust that started with King Ecgbert School and now comprises 6 schools both primary and secondary across the south west of Sheffield. The Trust is led by its CEO, Chris French and all the schools benefit from an expert central services team.
The school is principally as strong as it is because highly qualified teachers teach excellent lessons with high expectations of all students in terms of attendance, behaviour, attitude and character. The teaching team are backed up by an exceptional team of support staff who are experts in their field.
When we make appointments we are looking to strengthen an outstanding team; working in such a high achieving school is demanding but the camaraderie of working together to achieve excellence makes it a very rewarding place to work. The school is committed to staff development and supporting the career progression of the ambitious and talented.
The school was awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark in 2017 and reaccredited in 2020 – the first school in the region to be nominated for and successfully achieve this accolade. This award enables the school to access a peer group of elite schools nationally.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Paul Haigh
Headteacher, King Ecgbert School

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