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  • Closing date

    18 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 July 2024

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£39,400.00 - £41,400.00 Annually (FTE) £34,709.88 - £36,471.81 (actual salary)

Safeguarding Officer job summary

Our students come from all walks of life, and we want our staffing body to be reflective of the communities we work within. Brooke Weston Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, culture, age, disability, marital status or socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage and welcome applications from minority groups and foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where people can be themselves.

Job Title: Safeguarding Officer

Location: Compass Primary Academy

Salary: £39,400-£41,400 (fte)

Hours per week /Weeks per year: 37 hours / 40 Weeks (out of term working arrangements to be negotiated with the Principal)

About this Role

We are looking to appoint a motivated, caring and highly-skilled Safeguarding Officer to join our happy, caring, forward thinking Compass Family. Children are at the heart of all that we do and we have worked hard to establish a culture of ensuring our children feel safe, happy and want to succeed.

At Compass Primary Academy, we are committed to providing every child with the opportunities that they deserve. Not only does that mean providing a high-quality education, but also promoting and nurturing their social, emotional and mental health. The Safeguarding Officer will therefore sustain and grow the ethos of listening to children; taking account of their wishes and feelings and taking the necessary action to ensure that the voice of the child is heard.

The Safeguarding Officer will ensure that safeguarding policies and procedures are developed and maintained to the highest standards so that children’s safety is actively promoted and rigorously pursued.

If you:

− have experience of meeting the needs of children and families;

− have high expectations and a commitment to ensuring every child is able to access the opportunities they deserve;

− have a sound knowledge of child development and children’s social and emotional needs;

− have an understanding of safeguarding issues and laws;

− are flexible, able to work on your own initiative, under pressure and have the ability to prioritise to meet demands and deadlines;

− are able to bring energy and enthusiasm to the role;

And you are able to:

Take responsibility for safeguarding and child protection across the school.
Advise and support staff on child welfare and protection matters.
Raise awareness of safeguarding and child protection
Undergo and be responsible for training staff in safeguarding matters

Then this is the job for you.

About Compass Primary Academy

Compass Primary Academy is unusual, and exceptional. We are an innovative and ambitious 3-11 primary Academy set in the heart of Kettering. Children are at the heart of everything that we do. We are committed to supporting and challenging our pupils to reach their full potential, inside and outside of the classroom., which was reflected in our Ofsted Inspection in April 2023 where the school was judged as good, with outstanding Early Years.

Compass Primary Academy is proud to be a member of the Brooke Weston Trust and enjoys close working links with the family of Trust schools.

Compass Primary was described in our most recent Trust wide survey as





We have worked hard since opening in September 2016 and feel very proud to now be a “Good” school with “Outstanding” Early Years. As a school, we are highly committed to ensuring that we continue to improve. We work very closely with our other schools within Brooke Weston Trust

About Brooke Weston Trust

Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people.

Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people.

We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Centre for Professional Development, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School. To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.


As well as dedication to high quality CPD, Brooke Weston Trust employees receive a number of fantastic benefits, all delivered through the Vivup platform. These include:

Free Breakfast and Lunch on site

Access to a number of discounts for high-street brands, supermarkets and days out.

Online GP

Health Care Cash Plan

24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme, including counselling

Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

Tusker Car Scheme


Safer Recruitment

Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check. In line with safer recruitment requirements, individuals shortlisted for a role in school will have online checks conducted on their name across social media platforms and google. A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here - Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy - Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy

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.

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About Compass Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
450 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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