Safeguarding Manager

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Job Description

Are you committed to promoting the welfare of children and protecting them from harm?

We are currently looking for a dynamic and accomplished safeguarding manager to ensure the consistency of safeguarding procedures across our Trust.

As someone who is well versed in keeping children safe in Education you will drive the vision, ethos and policies of the Trust, ensuring all academies meet statutory safeguarding requirements.

Additionally, you will be instrumental in leading safeguarding peer reviews and ensure that recommendations are followed through support designated safeguarding leads with complex cases.

You will be liaising with external agencies, colleagues and multi-agency teams as required so will need to be a good communicator with strong inter-personal skills.

Alongside your daily duties you will be contributing to the development and review of related policies (safeguarding, prevent and so on) in conjunction with the Governance team. A key part of your role will be then analysing data across the trust and identifying and reporting any trends to our Trustees.

Ideally you will have previous experience of prevent duty guidance, knowledge of the single central register and DBS procedures and have previously lead safeguarding in a school setting.

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us. We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values

The University of Brighton is our sponsor. We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton. And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools

The other benefits we offer Benefits, including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about the role.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about the role then please contact Mr John Smith, Head of School Improvement, j.smith@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk

Shortlisting date: 4 December 2020

Interviews week commencing 7 December 2020

To submit your application form, follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications from all members of the community.

The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

Job Description and Person Specification