Website WhitehavenAcad The Whitehaven Academy


Place of work: Whitehaven Academy
Position: Safeguardng Support Lead
Status: Permanent
Grade: 10 A/B (£32,020 – £32,909 FTE)
Term Time: 38+2 (min paid weeks 45.797)
Required: ASAP
Closing Date: 9:00am Friday 22 September 2023
Interview: w/c 25/09/2023


Vacancy Ref: TWAS18
Hours: 37
Actual pro rated Salary: £28,123 – £28,903




The Whitehaven Academy is part of the Cumbria Education Trust. CET is a growing multi academy trust based in Cumbria; and is committed to creating outstanding, innovative and inspiring learning environments for our schools and their communities. The successful candidate will be joining CET at an exciting time, as we continue to build on our successes and move forward on our journey to establish ourselves as one of the highest performing MATs in the North of England.


This is a really exciting opportunity to join The Whitehaven Academy at a pivotal time for its future. There has been significant financial investment to redevelop the school with state of the art new facilities combined with our recent glowing Ofsted report, in which all areas were rated good.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to lead and manage safeguarding and child protection practice within the Academy, supported by the SLT Designated Safeguarding Lead.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in the field of child protection with relevant qualifications.
  • An in-depth understanding of child protection and safeguarding legislation.
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone manner, tact, diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Relevant experience in a similar environment or appropriate qualifications.


If you have the qualities required, along with the passion and aspirations to contribute to the success of the Academy and the MAT, then we would welcome an application from you.


Please Note: The Cumbria Education Trust does not accept CVs. If you wish to apply for this post please complete an application form which can be found along with the job description on the School’s website


Please send applications to


Remember to ensure that you provide contact telephone numbers (daytime and evening) and email addresses for your referees.


To apply for this job email your details to