Job Description

The Embark Federation is a growing Multi-Academy Trust across Derbyshire. Our children and staff are at the heart of everything we do as a Trust, and the Safeguarding Lead will play an important and central role to enable our ongoing commitment to love learning, love life.

We are a trust that is strongly guided by our core beliefs: Family, Integrity, Teamwork and Success. We want people who go beyond ‘being an expert in what they do’ and strive to embed our beliefs in every interaction, decision and action. 

The Safeguarding Lead will be responsible for enabling a sustainable safeguarding culture as we grow. A culture that builds capacity and empowers teams to own proactive strategies that are preventative and embedded in all schools to ensure all our children are kept safe and free from harm.

This is a new role and you will be joining at an exciting time when you can shape and develop the role. Working with the central team and all our schools the possibilities for impact are huge. You need to be a credible expert in safeguarding and be able build relationships with the schools that develops, quality assures and innovates our safeguarding offer.

Embark has a strong commitment to your development as well as offering many benefits including; a generous holiday entitlement increasing with service, a local government pension, family friendly policies and flexible working.

This is a full-time permanent role, however, we would consider alternative working requests and secondment arrangements for the right person.

Further details can be found in the attached recruitment pack. If after review of the pack, you have any questions or would like to chat with us, please contact  (Deputy Trust Leader)

Please note the assessment day will be held on Wednesday 27 September 2023.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

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