Job Description

Salary: POD grade points 44 to 48, FTE £52,929 to £57,102; Pro-rata £50,738.84 to £54,755.34

Working Days: Monday to Friday, 36 hours per week, 42 weeks per year (39 weeks term time + 3 weeks)

Required for spring term 2023

Vanguard Learning Trust is keen to recruit a safeguarding lead who will embrace our Trust’s vision and support one of our aims to engender collective responsibility across our Trust. The safeguarding lead needs to have the expertise necessary to advise schools and the central team on best practices in safeguarding, making contributions to policy development as appropriate. They will ensure that schools and the central team are compliant with their single central records (SCRs) and deliver training and reports to audiences across our Trust, including to governors and trustees. The safeguarding lead will develop relationships with key stakeholders, relevant external agencies and other multi-academy trusts to develop best practice across our Trust. The successful candidate will be based at our Trust central base, with travel between our schools as required.

Why work for Vanguard Learning Trust?

Vanguard Learning Trust is a cross-phase Trust in the London Borough of Hillingdon. Our Trust currently has five schools: Field End Junior School, Hermitage Primary School, Ruislip High School, Ryefield Primary School and Vyners School. The successful candidate will be provided with professional development opportunities and will play a key role in ensuring that our Trust is an employer of choice.

An application form can be downloaded from our Trust’s website (click here) where all information about this post can be obtained.

Applications should be returned to:

Stephen Burns, HR Manager, via email.

CLOSING DATE: 10:00am on Thursday 1st December 2022.

ONLINE TASKS: Monday 5th December 2022.

INTERVIEW DATE: Wednesday 7th December 2022.

Vanguard Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all those working at the Trust to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:

Vanguard Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer.


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