Job Description

Lead Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer
Start date: As soon as possible or 03 May 2021
Location: Hastings, East Sussex
Salary: Ark Support Scale 9, Pay Points 25 – 32 (£29,577 to £35,745) pro rata
Hours: Full-time – 36 hours per week, term time only plus 1 extra week
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 9.00am, Tuesday 16 March 2021 (Interviews w/c 22 March 2021)
Become part of the Ark Alexandra family and work alongside our dedicated team to spark a passion for learning in our young people which will last a lifetime and raise the expectations of a community. We believe that all our students can achieve excellence, and that they all deserve the very best education in order to secure their place at university or a career of their choice.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing academy in the very important role of Lead Child Protection and Safeguarding Officer. We are seeking an experienced, and enthusiastic individual who has a passionate commitment to the welfare of our students. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and maintenance of existing safeguarding and child protection policies, training and procedures in line with national, statutory and Ark requirements under the leadership of the school’s DSL.
Support and professional development are a priority at Ark Alexandra Academy and we take the well-being of our staff seriously, as we recognise that education can be a challenging profession. We offer health benefits such as a subsidised gym membership and Employee Assistance Programme or if you prefer retail therapy, staff discounts via the Ark Rewards scheme.
As the ideal candidate you will:
  • Experience of safeguarding, working with children/young people in education, social work, youth work, etc., particularly managing child protection cases and investigations
  • Have a resilient character and a strong personal drive
  • Experience of establishing effective relationships with children, their families, other stakeholders and the wider community
  • Be able to manage a high-volume workload & prioritise accordingly to meet deadlines
  • Detailed and authoritative knowledge of safeguarding and child protection
  • In-depth knowledge of the range of additional support/agencies which assist students
Please download and read the job description here.
Ark Alexandra Academy is part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK’s most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 37 schools in 4 locations across the country.
Our values of faith, excellence and kindness underpin our ethos, culture and behaviour. Our students and staff develop and model these universal Christian values across the academy. Please view our full values statement on our website:
Ark Alexandra Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
For more information, or to apply, please click here.