Job Description

Our Philosophy as an Employer

We are seeking a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead to support the designated safeguarding lead and senior leadership team with the safeguarding provision at Patchway Community School. This is a part time position working 18.5 hours per week, term time only plus INSET days.

Our overarching aim and vision is for our schools to deliver an exceptional education for children and young people, ensuring that students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We are ambitious for our academies. We live in a demanding educational landscape that brings with it challenges, but also opportunities. We are excited by the opportunities for talented and inspirational educators to make an impact and create a powerful legacy.

At Patchway Community School, we offer a challenging curriculum that meets students’ needs and offers increasing choice as students move through the school. The focus is on progress which is achieved through high quality teaching and a range of enjoyable learning experiences. The acquisition of skills is central, both in terms of literacy and numeracy as well as the wider skills needed to equip students for success throughout and beyond education in to the world of work. The curriculum offers a real breadth of opportunity and enrichment to allow all students to progress successfully to the next stage in their education or career path. The school prides itself on its inclusive ethos. Strong structures support the students in relation to their personal development and well-being, as well as their academic progress.


  • Pension Scheme
  • Annual pay progression opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Corporate membership of Bristol Zoo/Wild Place at reduced rates
  • Free onsite parking
  • Coaching/Counselling services
  • Termly and annual staff recognition and awards scheme
  • Thrive Mental Wellbeing App
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Closing date: 09:00 am on Thursday 5th January 2023

The Olympus Academy Trust – Patchway Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants will be required to undergo security and vetting processes appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure & Barring Service. We have a suite of safeguarding procedures, policies and guidance for all of our staff and volunteers to ensure we actively promote children and young people’s welfare and safety. Moreover, as part of the safer recruitment process we will carry out online searches as part of the recruitment process. Details of online accounts will be requested at application stage.

We apply Equal, Diversity and Inclusion at all stages of recruitment and selection. We carry out shortlisting, interviewing and selection without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Those with disabilities meeting the minimum requirements for the post will be shortlisted and will make reasonable adjustments to ensure they are not disadvantaged during the interview process. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within the Trust.

We offer the opportunity of flexible working patterns where possible to assist with a work/life balance and welcome applications from people wishing to work on a part-time or job share basis for all roles including full time. We are happy to discuss flexible working from day one.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 18.5 per week

Salary: £32,020.00-£34,723.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Bristol, BS32 4AJ: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: One location


For more information: Designated safeguarding lead Jobs in Stroud, England, December 2022 | Glassdoor