Safeguarding Officer

Leeds City Academy

SO2 .26 - .28 pro rata - £27, 416 - £29, 021     37 hours per week, term time only plus 20 days

Accountable to: Assistant Principal - Safeguarding and Inclusion and Attendance

This is an extremely exciting time to be joining Leeds City Academy, one of the most rapidly improving schools within the Leeds area and county of West Yorkshire. We are an 11-16 Academy and one of three schools within the White Rose Academies Trust, a Trust recognised nationally for its ground-breaking and transformational impact on the lives of the young people it serves. The Academy received a Section 5 Inspection in May 2019 achieving an overall Good judgement with Leadership and Management judged as Outstanding.


Our highly motivated and talented students are at the very centre of everything we do and the shared mission of all our stakeholders is to work ‘In Partnership’ in securing the aspirations and ambitions of every one of our young people. Our Academy is a unique and truly inspirational place to work, enhanced by our wonderful students who come from a diverse range of cultures, heritage and experiences; a significant proportion of students speak English as an additional language.


Our NQT and CPD training programme is highly respected by staff at the Academy and is further enhanced by the various opportunities for professional development provided through our excellent and varied White Rose Academies CPD programme.


Please apply if you wish to work for an Academy Trust who values and supports the next move in your career. Come and join us on our journey to becoming World Class.


  • To take lead responsibility for all safeguarding and child protection matters arising across Leeds City Academy, supporting all staff in dealing with any child protection/vulnerable children concerns that may arise.

  • Referring cases of suspected abuse to the local authority children’s social care as required.

  • Ensure the safeguarding systems and processes across the Academy are consistent, efficient and rigour in approach.

  • Assessing the training needs of staff and implementing and maintaining an ongoing training programme for all staff including induction training for all newly appointed colleagues.

  • Ensure that all students within the Academy are safe and well looked after.

Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds City Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure World Class status in the next two years.


We're securing our  vision for World Class status  by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of West Yorkshire.


We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society


The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.


The Trust employs almost 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Our CPD Programme is focused on Innovation, Leadership Development and delivery of excellence for vulnerable groups. Our Beginner Teacher Programme is amongst the best in the region. We are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.


We are sponsored by Leeds City College (member of the Luminate Education Group) who provide expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond. They also share our vision of creating a truly Outstanding Trust.


As a Trust we also work very closely with the Outstanding GORSE Academies Trust through our membership of the GORSE SCITT and via accessing the Stephen Longfellow Academy Provision.


Closing date:            Monday 18 November 2019

Shortlisting date:       Monday 18 November 2019

Interview date:         Friday 22 November 2019

Start date:                 ASAP


For further information please visit or to apply, please complete the attached application form and return to by the closing date of Monday 18 November at 9am. Please note we are unable to accept CVs.


The Governors and Executive Principal of Leeds City Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and ensuring that safer recruiting procedures are in place. All appointments are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expect all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.



Safeguarding Officer - Application Pack

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The White Rose Academies Trust is a member of Luminate Education Group


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