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Safeguarding Coordinator


The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We currently consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

Our Vision and Aims

To ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

We aim to achieve our vision through:

  • Delivering a high quality education for all pupils.
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining high - calibre members of staff.
  • Establishing and developing robust governance.
  • Ensuring financial probity and viability.
  • Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services.
  • Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust.

Granville Academy

Location: Woodville, DE11 7JR

Required to start as soon as possible

We believe that Granville Academy and Trust is a very special place to work.  We have fantastic facilities and a truly supportive and skilled staff at all levels.  We also believe that to get the best out of our students we need to be the best we can be as staff. We take great pride in ensuring that we all support and develop ourselves and our teams.  We offer a fantastic range of staff wellbeing (Physical, Social and Emotional) and CPD opportunities at local, Trust and National levels.

Our students are a strength too. They want to learn and make the most of the opportunities on offer to them. They too take great pride in showcasing what is good about being a part of Granville.

To work under the direction and guidance of senior staff with responsibility for safeguarding for the day to day coordination and management of safeguarding and looked after children. To liaise with relevant parties both internally and externally.

Ideally the successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of working with students with emotional issues that are a barrier to learning and hold a degree in an appropriate area or experience in a relevant discipline. It was also be desirable for the ideal candidate to evidence experience of working with pupils demonstrating challenging behaviours and to be a qualified DSL.

The position will be 37 hours per week, working weeks are Term Time 39 weeks (Additional working weeks may be negotiated) 


The Trust believes that professional development is key to being successful and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD and professional development, mentoring, strong support and a range of developmental opportunities across the Trust. 

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Taste Card
  • Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and much more, with different offers each month!
  • Access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on site at The de Ferrers Academy.

Closing date: 1st June 2020 

Interview date: 8th June 2020

How to Apply:

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website or email applications to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact and address your enquiry to the Trust HR Team or Samantha Lawless, HR Officer.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: DFT Grade 7 £26,317 - £30,507 (FTE) £22,636 - £26,240 (Actual salary based on 39 weeks)