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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    6 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 4/5 days per week (preference for specific hours/days to be discussed at interview), Term Time Only (+5 INSET days)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,777 - £32,076

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Academy is seeking to appoint a Safeguarding Officer who will be the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) to work as part of the Safeguarding Team working alongside the Designated Safeguarding Lead, with a case load of students to provide with appropriate support. The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience of working within the safeguarding field and be used to handling large amounts of sensitive and confidential data. The successful candidate will have excellent record-keeping skills with an eye for detail in order to be able to produce reports, minute meetings and document safeguarding concerns. You should have an understanding and empathetic nature to be able to make a positive contribution to students in difficult, delicate and sensitive situations. The confidence and ability to communicate to students within the 11-16 range is essential as well as an awareness of local and national agencies that provide support for young people and their families.

We would also be happy to consider offering this post to an initially less experienced candidate with an interest in working in a safeguarding role as a development opportunity. In this instance we may offer the role on a Band F (£26,421 - £28,770 FTE) with a temporarily reduced job description while the successful candidate gained the necessary training and experience.

What the school offers its staff

Wingfield Academy has become an oversubscribed and high performing secondary school, placing it as one of the highest performing schools in Rotherham and in the top 7% nationally for progress. Wingfield has also been named a national lead school as part of the DFE’s behaviour hub programme. The Academy is looking to expand and develop further, attracting the best people to work alongside our dedicated and ambitious staff who go the extra mile to make a quantifiable and powerful contribution to social mobility. We focus on the things that matter.

Wingfield Academy offers a ‘child centred, progress focused’ academy ethos, we have a cohort of students with high standards of behaviour and a willingness to learn. We have a welcoming and supportive community where staff really do matter. Wingfield offers a supportive and committed leadership team with a clear vision of raising standards of teaching, learning and positive behaviour.

New Collaborative Learning Trust (NCLT) has a dynamic, positive and supportive culture for staff and students, with an enviable reputation for staff career progression and development. You will join a focused and driven team, committed to providing the highest standards of education and service.

The Trust currently comprises of three 16-19 Colleges, three Secondary Schools and three Primary Schools.

Why Work for Us?

  • NCLT was crowned ‘Employer of the Year’ at the 2023 MAT Excellence Awards - these national awards celebrate the very best performers from over one thousand MATs across the country
  • A strong commitment to staff wellbeing as outlined in our staff wellbeing charter
  • Access to high quality professional training, both in-house and externally, to support your professional development
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Additional benefits such as a cycle to work scheme and a technology scheme
  • A culture of self-reflection and improvement to meet the needs of our staff

If you believe you have the skills and abilities to take on this role, we’d love to hear from you.

To see the full job description, person specification and to apply please visit https://nclt.ac.uk/vacancies/

Applications should be submitted to recruitment@nclt.ac.uk

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 Wingfield Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
987 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01977 802783

School location

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