This job expired on 1 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 November 2021

  • Application deadline

    1 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    20 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Term time
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday term-time only plus 15 days
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£28,672- £31,346
Actual salary

Job summary

Dates: Apply as soon as possible or by the final deadline of 9am on Friday 1st Oct 2021
Interview Date: Monday 11th Oct
Salary: Grade 10 SCP 24-27 estimated actual salary £26,511.47 - £28,983.97
Start date: 1st November 2021
Contract type: Term time only plus 15 days
Contract term: Permanent

Hazel Wood High wishes to appoint a dedicated and highly motivated Safeguarding Officer to work at our school. The successful candidate will lead on implementing child protection and safeguarding policies, procedures and guidance. They will be working directly with children in need and Children and family’s social workers, developing links with and utilising resources of, the community as part of agreed plans for children.

Applicants must have excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills and in addition be able to provide outstanding support, advice and guidance to young people and their families. You will be part of an excellent team and will be given extensive support to develop to your full potential both in this role and beyond.

In return, we offer some fantastic incentives such as cycle to work scheme, Perkbox, childcare vouchers through salary sacrifice, tech save scheme, discounted gym fees at Bury Leisure, bespoke inductions where we pride ourselves in investing in our staff and providing training and development opportunities to enhance your performance and knowledge.

We believe that Hazel Wood High is a great place to work. This post offers you the opportunity to work in/with:

• A school with a strong will and determination to continue to improve
• A school that has high expectations of all who work here
• A school that is driven by strong values, invests in its staff and students and has a high
• regard for their welfare
• A school that works effectively with all stakeholders
• A caring school where you can make a real difference to the lives of young people

The position is 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm) term time plus 15 additional days to be worked during periods of school closure, in accordance with service requirements.

Applicants must have an honours or Postgraduate degree in social work or Teaching degree with safeguarding experience (minimum of 3 years) or a degree and experience of safeguarding young people (minimum of 3 years).

Employees of Hazel Wood High have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau and references.

Applicants are asked to complete the application form and write a letter, which responds to the person specification and tells us about your experience and skills relevant to the post, stating why you feel you would be suitable for the position; this must include how you meet all essential aspects of the person specification.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships. Please do not send CV’s. Completed applications and supporting letters should be returned by email to the HR department: We would welcome applications as soon as possible; the final deadline is 9am on Friday 1st Oct 2021.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
654 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number

About Hazel Wood High School

Hazel Wood High School opened on the 2nd September 2019 as a sponsored Academy as part of Oak Learning Partnership, the school was formerly known as Broad Oak Sports college. Our new school launched following significant improvement works and it is a school we are very proud of.

Hazel Wood High School is a smaller than average secondary school with 690 students currently on roll and standard intake number of 600 that we hope to grow to 720 by the end of the Academic Year 2022. Pupil numbers are rising and our current Year 7 is above capacity and is oversubscribed.

Hazel Wood High School retains its position at the heart of its local community and many families have sent all of their children to the school which contributes to the strong relationships we have with our parent body. We have good relationships with our local primary partners and take our students from over 22 different primary schools.

We currently have 44 teaching staff all of which are specialists in their teaching areas ably supported by 35 members of support staff. Staff are committed not only to providing a safe and stimulating classroom and learning environment but also to providing opportunities that enrich the lives of our students.

We place great emphasis on an engaging curriculum and we are very proud of our unique Year 7 transition model that aims to ensure a smooth, positive and exciting experience throughout the transition year both academically and pastorally.

Our central values of Respect, Responsibility and Aspiration permeate everything we do and we would encourage you to come into school to have a look around and talk with our staff at any time.

School location

Hazel Avenue, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7QT

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