Job Description

Salary: Scale 4/5 £9,605 – £10,843 (£27,849 – £31,438 FTE per annum)

Location: Sutton*

Working Pattern: 14.5 hours/2 days per week with some flexibility (Term Time only)

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT) is a family of specialist education providers for over 1500 pupils and students from nursery to further education across 14 academies and 8 college centres in London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. Supporting our academies and college, OHC&AT also operate learning support, such as nursing and therapy, and a central business support team which includes HR, Finance and IT.

Pupils and students within the OHC&AT family have a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs including autistic spectrum disorder; speech, language and communication difficulties; social, emotional and mental health; profound and multiple disabilities; and physical disabilities including multi-sensory impairment and complex health needs.

OHC&AT is a rewarding and inspirational place to work, where everyone works together to create the best possible outcomes for students. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit

The Safeguarding Administrator is a new position and the post holder will provide support to the Director of Safeguarding and Wellbeing. This role will provide day to day administration support including scheduling meetings and training, diary management and taking minutes of meetings, which can be highly confidential. The post holder will also be responsible for accurate record keeping, researching and retrieving information, setting up maintaining office systems and providing support and assistance to the Safeguarding Lead in analysing data.

*The Safeguarding Administrator will work across Orchard Hill College and Academies as required and will be based at Head Office in Sutton, with the opportunity to also work from home. Therefore having access to your own transport is highly desirable but not essential.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Jackie Van-West, Director of Safeguarding and Wellbeing via email to arrange a time to speak.

To apply for this role you will be redirected to our online TES portal. If you have any queries, please contact

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role. Please ensure that you do so by addressing each specific numbered point on the person specification in turn.

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Closing Date: Friday 16th February 2024

Shortlisting: Wednesday 21st February 2024

Interviews will take place on: Wednesday 28th February 2024

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.