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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    7 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

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Working pattern

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  • Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, 39 working weeks. We are open to requests for flexible or part-time working; and we encourage open and regular conversations about work-life balance.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

FTE £26,000 - £29,500 gross per annum pro rata (actual of £22,335 - £25,341.63 gross per annum pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a diligent and proactive individual for the position of Wellbeing and Safeguarding Officer at Sheffield Springs Academy.

The role is primarily to assist the Safeguarding Manager in providing and coordinating support for pupils with complex social, emotional, or behavioural needs and to liaise with the appropriate service providers/agencies to meet their needs. Act as first point of contact providing confidential information and advice for all students on safeguarding related concerns including child protection disclosures.

Main duties will include:

  • To promote a caring and supportive environment where such concerns may be explored, thereby promoting the mental and emotional health at Sheffield Springs Academy.
  • To make referrals, where appropriate and with the student’s consent, to other agencies.
  • To work with a diverse range of issues including bereavement and loss, transition, eating disorders and self-harm, depression, anger management and erratic behaviour, abuse of any kind, anxiety and fears.
  • To provide consultation to staff whose role it is to support students in distress.
  • To report back on a regular basis on numbers using the service and give a general overview of the types of problems with which the users of the service are presenting.
What we would like from you:

  • Someone who is compassionate about the welfare of our students.
  • Skilled at developing children’s self-esteem and motivation so that they become resilient, independent learners.
  • An understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people.

What the school offers its staff

  • Highly competitive salary.
  • Excellent facilities and resources.
  • Access to an outstanding professional development programme.
  • Polite, respectful and dedicated students who want to learn and fulfil their potential.
  • A respectful working environment.
  • Colleagues who are supportive, friendly and who are committed to each other’s professional development.
  • A chance to become part of one of the largest groups of academies in the country.
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues in other schools within the Yorkshire cluster and across United Learning.
  • Excellent employee benefits which include a highly sought-after pension scheme with high employer contributions.
  • Access to training through the Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Perkbox benefits platform.

We are open to requests for flexible or part-time working; and we encourage open and regular conversations about work-life balance.

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 Sheffield Springs Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
984 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Sheffield Springs Academy is an 11-16 secondary school and is Ofsted rated ‘Good’. As part of United Learning, our aim is to bring out ‘the Best in Everyone’. Our values are Respect, Excellence, Ambition and Pride, and these are demonstrated in all aspects of academy life and by all members of our wonderful team

Sheffield Springs Academy is an outward-facing school, learning from outstanding schools both within the group and beyond. We are unapologetic about our high standards and unashamedly ambitious for all our students and our staff team, we are embarking upon a journey towards becoming a great school. As part of this journey, we are creating an academic culture that is warm, disciplined and joyful and ensures impeccable behaviour. We aim for a culture that means teachers can teach and students can develop their knowledge.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our Subject Specialists, Group-wide Intranet, our own curriculum and online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, which supports simplifying work processes and managing workloads for an improved work-life balance.

We are committed to staff wellbeing and have a wide-reaching wellbeing programme in place, we listen to the views of our staff team and we strive to make Sheffield Springs a brilliant place to work. We hold celebration briefings, ensure early finishes on INSET days, have a realistic marking policy, calendar in meeting-free-weeks and host a range of wellbeing activities to make sure staff have the time and support they need to fully support our pupils.

Our academy is located at one of Sheffield’s highest points, with incredible views across our catchment area directly to Stanage Edge, Hathersage and beyond into the Peak District. We are less than 30 minutes from the beautiful Peak District National Park, only 15 minutes away from the M1 motorway network and just a 5-minute walk to the nearest Supertram stop which provides efficient links to all areas of the city. Sheffield is a vibrant and diverse city; we are incredibly lucky to be in such a fantastic location which offers so much.

Arranging a visit to Sheffield Springs Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@unitedlearningyorks.org.uk.

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