Learning Mentor & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Contract type - Permanent, term time only | 37 hours per week
  • Salary range - C3 grade points 19 - 22 Actual salary is £21,697 - £23,025 (FTE £25,481 - £ 27,041) + AMAZING benefits
  • Location - Co-op Academy Beckfield, Tyersal Walk, Bradford, BD4 8ER
  • Closing date - December 2, 2021

We’re looking for a Learning Mentor & DDSL to join our team!

As a Learning Mentor and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead you will support pupils by helping them to remove the barriers to their learning which are preventing them from achieving their full potential. As well as support the improvement of pupil punctuality, attendance and challenging behaviour and assist the school’s pastoral programme in reducing exclusion. 

You will also take part in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings, and contribute to the assessment of children and assist the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in all matters of safeguarding and child protection across the school.  This role is a 50/50 split between the Learning Mentor and DDSL. 

You’ll do all this whilst capturing the spirit of our vision and values and role-modelling exceptional professional behaviours. How and why you do things matters greatly to us, as does your ability to use your initiative, work independently and demonstrate ambition and integrity. 

Beckfield is a school which is at the heart of the community. Come and join our amazing team!

Salary: C3 grade 19 – 22, actual salary is £21,697 – £23,025 (FTE £ 25,481 – £ 27,041)

Contract type: Full time, 37 hours per week 

Contract: Term time only plus 5 days 


Why us?

What our team does really counts. And we offer a wide range of benefits and rewards to recognise the part you play in our success. Whether they benefit your finances, your well-being, or your family, in or outside work. From career progression and working and making a difference within your local community, to a whole range of financial discounts and benefits, working at Co-op Academies Trust isn’t just your everyday job.


Benefits include: 

  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well run and respected school
  • A fantastic school of wonderful children ready and eager to learn.
  • Great opportunities for personal and career development
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including access to free counselling, financial advice and health advice
  • Local government pension scheme and recognised continuous service
  • Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work and 10% Co-op discount
  • Co-operative credit union
  • Health-care cash-back scheme
  • Discounted gym membership and leisure activities
  • Season ticket and rental deposit loans


Further information about the school and role please visit our website: https://beckfield.coopacademies.co.uk/ and for further information about Co-op Academies Trust please visit the Trust website here: https://www.coopacademies.co.uk/


If you would like to talk about this role further, please contact Lynda Johnson by emailing lynda.johnson@coopacademies.co.uk in the first instance.


Closing date for applications – Thurs 2nd December – 3pm 

Interviews – 8th December 


How to apply

The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. Please complete PART A and PART B application forms attached on our website below and email back to hr@priesthorpe.org before 3pm on Thursday 2nd December


Co-op Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. This role is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, and the Childcare Disqualification Regulations are also applicable. Please contact us if you require further details of any of these requirements.


We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles, and the Ways of Being Co-op.


Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf.


For applications please submit to Jessica Poulter: hr@priesthorpe.org
For any questions around the role please contact Lynda Johnson: lynda.johnson@coopacademies.co.uk
01274 662363

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