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Trust Central Team - Trust Safeguarding and Compliance Officer


Trust Safeguarding and Compliance Officer


£25,000.00 to £30,000.00 (Pay Award Pending)


Full time/Part time (working hours flexible for the right candidate), full year

Contract Type:


Start Date:

1st September 2021 or earlier by arrangement


            The de Ferrers Trust

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL

The de Ferrers Trust is a mixed multi-academy trust based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.  The Trust currently consists of seven schools (three secondaries and four primaries).  The Trust educates approximately 5000 children and young people between the ages of 3 and 19 and employs 650 members of staff. 

Our vision is 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 at The de Ferrers Trust believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day. 

The Candidate

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated team member to help to focus on delivering the most effective service within safeguarding, governance and compliance. This is a new role within the central structure to provide operational and administrative support to the Director of Safeguarding and the Governance and Compliance Manager.

The candidate will be responsible for administrating a wide range of processes relating to both safeguarding, which focuses on ensuring our most vulnerable students are safe, healthy, and secure as well as governance and compliance, which coordinates the continued development of statutory and non-statutory requirements in support of our academies and the Trust as a whole.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and have the ability to manage varied workloads to strict deadlines. Applications are invited from qualified and experienced administrators, with a professional interest in safeguarding and or compliance to undertake this role within our Trust Central Team. Training will be provided to support the successful candidate.

The role will include involvement on initiatives surrounding safeguarding, advising on various legislative requirements, conducting audits, compiling report findings and engaging with key stakeholders.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development 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
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Gym Membership

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Trust by contacting us on 01283 372603.

How to Apply:

Closing date: 25th June 2021
Interview date: 5th July 2021
Start date: 1st September 2021 or earlier by arrangement

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website or email your application 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 01283 372603 and ask to speak to Rhiannon Mayne, 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.