Job Description

Braeburn Primary and Nursery Academy, Eastfield Scarborough

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Monday – Friday, hours to be worked during the school term time

Permanent position

£33,000 – £35,000 depending on experience

About the Trust

Ebor Academy Trust is a family of schools located across North and East Yorkshire, York and the Humber region. Our vision is to deliver high quality, rich and engaging education at the heart of our diverse communities. To do this, we are committed to building professional collaborations of best practice both across and beyond the Trust. Through this, we aim to enable all our learners to flourish, and to open doors for their best futures.

We genuinely seek to live our values of Excellence, Belonging, Opportunity and Respect, which underpin all we do.


About the role

Braeburn Primary and Nursery Academy are looking to recruit a Designated Safeguarding Lead. This is a permanent full time position where the hours will be worked during the term time, you will be responsible with the help of the Leadership team, for arranging appropriate cover for outside of these times ensuring staff have the knowledge and support to allow them to continue safeguarding young people.

As the Designated Safeguarding Lead, you will be passionate about the wellbeing of young people, within this role you will work closely with vulnerable children and their families to help and support them throughout their time with us. You will need to have a calm, caring and compassionate disposition and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of professionals and families alike.

You will have the ability to lead a team, guiding other staff members to allow them too confidently support a child who is receiving child protection intervention. You will also help build a good strong and effective safeguarding culture across the school and support staff in dealing with any child protection concerns.

You will become the first point of contact for families therefore you will need to build strong relationships, allowing you to offer guidance and advice when needed. You will need to have a sound knowledge of support that is in place for vulnerable children and families to enable you to signpost them to relevant services as and when needed.

There will be times where you have to have open discussions where you may need to deliver difficult messages, you will need to have the interpersonal skills to allow you to do this in a sensitive and tactful way.


The job requirements

You will work as part of the senior leadership team within the school, making yourself available to help support and offer advice to other staff members.

You will have a proven track record of successfully working with vulnerable children and families ideally this will be from a social work background.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written, as you will need to keep detailed case notes and records of each child and their families. Alongside this you will need to understand the importance of confidentiality and have the ability to share information on a need to know basis and in a discreet manner.

You will have had experience of supporting children either in groups or on a one to one basis and have experience of implementing support for social, emotional and mental health provision.

You will have a patient and caring nature allowing you stay calm in the face of challenging behaviour and be able to deescalate situations quickly and smoothly.


Working with us

All new starters with the Trust receive a thorough induction programme, followed by a programme of training which is essential to the role. But it doesn’t stop there, all staff receive development on an ongoing basis and we actively encourage career development through a range of CPD and longer programmes of learning, including apprenticeships.

The Trust is striving to be an inclusive and diverse organisation, where everyone feels able to be themselves and experiences a strong sense of belonging. The Trust wholeheartedly supports the principle of equality and diversity in employment and opposes all forms of unfair or unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sex. We encourage and support the recruitment, retention and career development of people from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds and seek to develop a community of staff that accurately represents society as a whole. All applications for employment with the Trust will be considered against the criteria outlined in the person specification for the position advertised.

Closing date: Thursday 20
th October 2022 at 12.00 noon

Interview date: Wednesday 2nd October 2022

For enquiries please contact, Tim Jolly, Headteacher, or Rebecca McGuinn, Lead for Safeguarding Behaviour and Wellbeing,

Visits to our school are encouraged and warmly welcomed, please contact us to arrange a visit.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts at our school. This post will be subject to enhanced checks.

For more information: Safeguarding Jobs – 2022 |