Regional Safeguarding & Child protection Lead

  • Contract type - Permanent
  • Salary range - £35,754 - £39,880
  • Location - Staffordshire and Merseyside Hub, Westport Rd, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 4LD
  • Closing date - January 24, 2022

We’re seeking to appoint an exceptional Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead to join the Trust, working across our existing academies in Stoke, Staffordshire and the Wirral and supporting ongrowing growth in these regions.

An expert in all things Safeguarding and Child Protection, our ideal candidate will have ample experience gained within a child setting, such as schools and academies or a Local Authority, and will provide high-quality support and challenge across the full spectrum of child protection and welfare matters, ensuring that safeguarding and child protection policies, procedures and processes are effectively embedded.

Alongside an existing Regional Lead and as part of the Trust’s wider central team, the role will involve leading safeguarding and child protection work across the Trust. This includes developing relevant policies and procedures and ensuring compliance, delivering training, and leading the DSL and mental health leads networks.

And of course, you’ll do all this whilst capturing the spirit of our vision and values and whilst role-modelling exceptional professional behaviours.

As a colleague in the Trust, you’ll be joining a talented staff team, striving to deliver an outstanding working and learning experience for all. Therefore, a genuine passion for making a real difference to the lives of young people is essential.

So, if you’re an advocate for keeping children and young people safe and committed to the spirit of cooperation, then we’d be delighted to hear from you!


Co-op Academies Trust 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.

Closing date: 24th January 2022 at 9am

Interview date: 3rd February 2022


Would you like to find out more? Get in touch with Lynda Johnson our Chief Education Officer:

To apply, send both parts of your application to:

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