School Social Worker And Trust Safeguarding Advisor

£31,403 – £36,012 p.a. (Actual salary – depending on experience) 

Permanent Full-time / Term-time only + 2wks 

Based on full time equivalent salary range of £35,500 – £40,710 p.a.

This important role will give the successful person the chance to lead and develop student safeguarding and well-being activities with Fulford School and be the lead adviser on safeguarding throughout all 4 schools of the South York Multi-Academy Trust (Fulford Secondary School and currently 2 Primary Schools – Wheldrake & Dunnington and a Junior School – Archbishop of York in Bishopthorpe).

The  wider context of the role is to be lead point of referral and source of support for all SYMAT schools in relation to  safeguarding, attendance and support for children who are looked after, who are designated Child In Need (CIN) and who are on Child Protection (CP) Plans.

You will have previous experience of working with children and/or adolescents with social, emotional and mental health needs in an education, healthcare or community setting and a Social Work qualification and registration with the Health and Care Professional Council.

Your detailed knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding policy & practice at a national level coupled with a proven ability to engage and work collaboratively with children, young people and their families will be central to being successful in the role.

We offer you the chance to join one of the high-performing schools in the region – with formal recognition as “Sunday Times State Secondary School of the Year for the North of England”, and an Ofsted rating as Outstanding. We enjoy consistently high levels of parental satisfaction and positive student feedback / engagement which, along with over 170 highly motivated colleagues and excellent leadership at all levels, provides a fertile environment for you to develop within.

You will be joining a highly successful, oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive school with 1600 students in the school, including over 260 in the sixth form and a Trust with two primary schools and one junior school. The Fulford School motto of ‘Realising potential and creating the future’ is reflected in our commitment to maximising the personal development and achievement of all those in our school community. These values also run through the work of our Multi Academy Trust.

In addition to a term-time only contract, we offer a supportive environment, competitive salary (depending on experience) with excellent employee benefits including access to a salary-related defined pension scheme.


Please download your application form below and return by email (along with a covering letter – no more than 2 pages A4) to 

Application Form – WORD              Job Description                    Headteachers Letter to Applicants

Safeguarding Statement SYMAT

Closing date for applications: Sunday 3rd November 2019 (Midnight)     

Interviews:  TBC

 We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We will require successful applicants to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

 Applicants are asked to provide full employment history and any gaps in employment will be explored at interview.