Job Description

Do you have experience of working with young people or in an education setting?

The role
We are seeking a permanent Safeguarding Officer to work 37 hours per week, term time only, to support safeguarding and child protection procedures across the academy and to ensure the implementation of all statutory duties. The successful candidate will have experience of working in an educational setting or of working with young people.
They will be able to provide consistent and effective support to colleagues, maintain appropriate and accurate records and liaise with external agencies to ensure an effective working partnership with all relevant organisations. There are opportunities to continue professional development and further training.
About Robsack Wood Primary Academy
Oftsed grade: Outstanding (2010)
Robsack Wood is a school for 4 to 11 year olds in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. We promote personal achievement for all our pupils and provide creative learning opportunities so that every child succeeds. Our pupils enjoy an exceptional learning environment including outdoor learning in our Forest School, a large grassed playing field, adjacent woodlands, garden areas and animal areas with chickens and ducks. We also host a nursery for children aged from 3 months.
We hold the Arts Council Artsmark Award and East Sussex Quality Mark for Inclusion. We can offer you:
  • a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and pupils.

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us. We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor. We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton. And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools

The other benefits we offer Benefits, including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.