Safeguarding Officer

Fortis Academy, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 8NU

Deadline is today

  • Start date details


  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

SET Grade 7 SCP 24 – SCP 28, £23,953 - £27,515 pro rata Actual Salary £16,804 - £19,303

Actual salary

Actual Salary £16,804 - £19,303

Safeguarding Officer job summary

We wish to appoint a Safeguarding Officer who will be responsible for the wellbeing the pupils within Fortis Academy as part of an experienced and supportive team We are looking for someone who has experience of working in the education sector, is highly organised and has excellent communications skills. You will need to be proficient in the use of IT/data systems with the ability to work to tight deadlines. 

Previous experience in the role would be advantageous. If you are ambitious, fully committed to our six non-negotiables of a Can-Do Attitude; High Expectations; Altruism; No Excuses; Compassion and Empathy, we would love to hear from you. Fortis Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks. We are an Equal Opportunities employer. This is a fabulous opportunity to join Fortis Academy, a school within the Shaw Education Trust. Please visit our main school website to gain further information about the school. An Executive Leadership Team steeped in school leadership and improvement experience leads the Trust: They are committed to the continued professional development of all members of staff and the sustained successful performance of all its academies. 

The Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your employment: • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff) • Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (28 days holiday rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service + Paid Bank Holidays)- (Support Staff Only) • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health • Cycle to work scheme • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.

Using the application form

Informal conversations for this post are warmly welcomed and potential candidates are invited to contact the
Headteacher’s PA (Senior Academy), Sandra Clare on 0121 366 6611 to arrange a discussion with Mr Christopher
Czepukojc, Headteacher Senior Academy.
Fortis Academy’s website ( offers candidates a wealth of up-to-date information about
the Academy; its ethos and aims, day to day life, and news items covering a wide range of events and activities.
Application forms and guidance notes can all be downloaded from our website Vacancies – Fortis Academy
Please email your completed application form and covering letter to our Business Manager, Alex Darkes

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Supporting documents

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About Fortis Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1520 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Great Barr Academy is sponsored by Shaw Education Trust. We are based in north Birmingham and have a large, diverse and vibrant community of students. We have a well-established and very successful Sixth Form.

We pride ourselves on our strong ethos which values inclusion, good citizenship, mutual respect and collaboration. We aim to provide a wide range of stimulating opportunities to expand our students’ horizons within an environment in which they feel safe and well cared for and in which they can achieve their best, develop self-confidence and flourish as individuals. We encourage the active participation of parents/carers in their children’s education; only when the school, the child and parents/carers are working together will children excel.

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