St Paul's CE Academy

Where love and learning meet

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Are you a passionate individual looking to make a difference to vulnerable young people’s lives? If the answer is yes, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Designated Safeguarding Lead to join our dedicated leadership team at St Paul’s CE Academy.


We are a vibrant, inclusive church school, who are part of the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust, educating approximately 700 children in the Hastings area. The successful candidate will lead on all aspects of safeguarding across the academy and ideally will have held a safeguarding management position before.


The role is for a fixed term, one year secondment cover starting as soon as possible. You will be expected to work Monday – Friday, 34 hours per week, term-time only and will be paid on the East Sussex Single Status pay scale, Grade 10, £29,594-£31,968 per annum, pro-rata (actual salary, £23,886 per annum).


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and qualifications check will be carried out upon appointment of the successful candidate. The academy has a commitment to equality and diversity and encourages recruits from a diverse background to apply.


At present we are unable to arrange a visit to the school, but if you have any questions or would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Dominique Lewis, Head of Administration on 01424 424530 or


Please return a completed application form (see below) to before Monday 22nd February at 9am.  Unfortunately, CV's will not be considered.


Closing date: Monday 22nd February at 9am

Interview date: Friday 26th February