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  • Closing date

    13 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 September 2022


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Full-time equivalent salary

Point 15-27, £20,488.04 - £27,281.18 pro-rated (actual salary) per annum depending on experience

Safeguarding Officer job summary

Hours: 37 hours per week, term-time only (including 5 training days)

Salary: Point 15-27, £20,488.04 - £27,281.18 pro-rated (actual salary) per annum depending on experience

The Trust is seeking to appoint an additional Safeguarding Officer to its established Safeguarding Team to be the first point of contact for any member of staff who has a concern about the safety and/or well-being of a learner, and for any learners who self-refer.

We are looking for someone who is kind and compassionate but has a relentless determination to ensure that children are kept safe. You will have experience of working with children and the safeguarding requirements of schools. You must have experience of working with vulnerable families and an excellent understanding of how outside agencies can assist in the safeguarding of children. 

Working as a part of the Safeguarding Team you will manage the pupil caseloads for our vulnerable families, attend meetings, respond to disclosures and liaise with external agencies. You will be responsible for the day-to-day work with families, children and outside agencies, sometimes needing to have difficult conversations with parents/carers who do not understand why there is a concern or, in extreme cases, communicate with parents/carers who are trying to cover up ill-treatment of their child. Your approach must be child-centred.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, calm, caring, professional with good attention to detail. You will need to be resilient, empathetic, supportive and motivated. Full training will be given, but experience of working within Safeguarding of children is essential. This is a key role within our Trust, and the successful candidate will join a highly motivated, autonomous team intent on achieving the best outcomes for vulnerable children.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing Date: 09:00 on Thursday 13th October 2022 We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible

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About Wootton Academy Trust

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Wootton Upper School and Kimberley 16 - 19 STEM College (in the nearby village of Stewartby) are operated by Wootton Academy Trust [WAT]. The two institutions are 3 miles apart and linked by a shuttle bus. WAT is highly ambitious, and its vision is to provide outstanding education in all of its component parts.

Wootton Upper School was inspected in November 2017 and received a very positive report. The school was judged to be good in all areas. Wootton Upper School, with 900 students across Years 9 - 11, achieves good results across the core subjects in both progress and attainment measures.

Kimberley College 16-19 STEM College opened in September 2013 and has 700 students. The College was inspected in January 2017 and judged good in most areas and outstanding in personal development and well-being. For the last two years the College has been in the Sunday Times list of the top 20 Sixth Form Colleges in the UK based on the proportion of students getting 2As and 1B or better in facilitating subjects.

School Details

School type
Free School, ages 16 to 19
School size
636 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
897 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18

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