Job details

Job Salary
Grade 7 (£31,895 to £35,336 pro rata)
King Ecgbert School
Job Reference
Hours per week
37 - 42 weeks per year
Contract Type
Closing date

The Governors of King Ecgbert School are seeking to appoint a Safeguarding Manager to drive the Safeguarding culture at this outstanding, system leading school at the heart of the Mercia Learning Trust.

This is a great opportunity for a member of staff who has already demonstrated significant experience of managing safeguarding cases. Advanced Safeguarding trained, the successful candidate will have experience in Child Protection, Looked After Pupils, Early Help and of working with external agencies. Confident and highly organised, you will act as the Deputy Safeguarding Lead and deputise for the Designated Safeguarding Lead when necessary.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Forge good working relationships with families
  • Have the confidence to work on behalf of families with external agencies
  • Provide support and advice for staff
  • Effectively manage a busy and complex workload
  • Have the ability to deal sensitively and discreetly with a wide range of people
  • Have a cool head, unflappable nature and sense of humour

At King Ecgbert School, we believe in and promote our ERA values:

Academic Excellence for all

Showing Respect at all times

Having high Aspirations and personal goals that go beyond our time in school

We are committed to providing outstanding education for all in a safe, happy and positive learning environment.

King Ecgbert School is a highly successful and Ofsted recognised ‘Outstanding’ school which provides a first class education for over 1300 students aged from 11 to 18.   We are looking for staff who are enthusiastic and are keen to make a difference. 

Mercia Learning Trust is a growing multi-academy trust which currently includes 3 secondary and 3 primary schools. Our mission is to provide an outstanding education for pupils from 0-19. We are passionate that all our pupils should see their time at school as happy and fulfilling, with their potential developed to the utmost. Our approach is founded on partnership working, binding together our school, parents and their communities. We are currently looking to recruit an outstanding member of staff with the ability to support the academic progress and wellbeing of all students.

We hope that our recruitment pack and website provides you with plenty of information about us.  However, should you require any additional information, or would like an informal discussion please contact us on 0114 235 3855 or email

To apply please submit a Trust application form to Please note, we do not accept CVs or Council Application forms.

Closing date for applications is: Midnight Wednesday 31 August 2022

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for:  w/c 12 September 2022

Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  If you are shortlisted, your suitability to work with children will be explored, and this will include disclosing convictions. The information you disclose may be discussed with you during the interview.