Trust Safeguarding Lead

This Position Closes on the 03/07/2023

Required to start September 2023

Trust Safeguarding Lead

37 hours per week, Term Time plus 4 weeks Salary: NJC Grade 10 £33,820 – £36,298 per annum FTE

(Actual salary in the region £31,972 – £34,315 per annum)


Faringdon Learning and Vale Academy Trusts are seeking to appoint a Safeguarding Lead with experience and understanding of working with/within Children’s Services. This role will involve working across our Trusts’ Schools to lead on Child Protection, and advise on cases where children and their families are being supported by External Agencies. You will promote safeguarding procedures and legislation across the Trusts, and deliver training to our employees and school Governors around aspects of children’s services intervention.

Key requirements for this role include:

• Current, detailed knowledge of child protection pathways and processes;

• Ability to liaise closely with Head teachers to provide expert advice on safeguarding matters;

• Experience and understanding of service provision to vulnerable children and their families; and

• Experience of managing own caseload, attending and providing updates at case reviews.

In addition, you will be highly organised, emotionally resilient, and be able to prioritise conflicting priorities in your work. Experience working with an educational setting is desirable, though not essential.

The post holder will be required to visit multiple school sites across Faringdon, Abingdon, Wantage and surrounding area.

Please direct any questions to the Trust Recruitment team at: [email protected]


Closing Date for applications – Monday 3rd July 2023 12 noon

Interviews for the position will take place week beginning Monday 10th July 2023


Faringdon Learning Trust and Vale Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check.


Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.


Faringdon Learning Trust and Vale Academy Trust are an equal opportunities employer, and welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community.