Job ID no. VR2

Northampton International Academy


Role – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Start date – ASAP
Permanent  37hrs per week 39weeks per year
Salary – £25,000-£28,000  FTE

Closing Date

Are you committed to promoting the welfare of children and protecting them from harm?

Northampton International Academy are looking for a dedicated designated safeguarding lead with pastoral experience to support the Primary/Secondary Phase. Working alongside the other DSL’s and trust safeguarding manager to ensure high levels of safeguarding across the school.

This is a highly valued and responsible position requiring a team player who is self-motivated and, willing to respond enthusiastically in an organisation that has high expectations of all colleagues. The successful candidate would be joining a strong, diverse and forward thinking team who have excellent relationships with students, colleagues, parents/carers and supporting outside

This is a non-teaching full time post and the successful candidate must have the ability to multitask and experience of working with young people is essential. You must be able to build effective and positive relationships with all in our community.


Driven by a strong moral purpose to enable disadvantaged children to achieve against the odds?

Passionate about safeguarding and building strong links with parents / carers?

Warm in character, easy to work with and committed to teamwork, recognising that more can be achieved together than is possible as individuals

Unafraid of hard work?

Calm and able to handle pressure and setbacks?

Keen to be challenged to become the best that you can be?

Able to be pushed at an accelerated rate of development, and reflective and proactive enough to make it happen?

Determined to succeed against the odds, with a ‘Find a way or make one!’ attitude?

This is not just another job. This is a chance to be part of something exciting and very worthwhile

Northampton International Academy is part of the East Midlands Academy Trust, it is an all through school, 4–19, and opened in September 2016. In July 2019, the academy achieved an Ofsted rating of Good.

It is a fantastic time to join NIA as it has its first Year 11 and 13 intakes, as well as further groups in the primary phase and by September 2021 the school will have over 2000 pupils. This will make NIA one of the largest free schools in the country.

The children and staff at Northampton International Academy are currently completing the opening chapters of its history.  The DNA of NIA is set by our High Expectations and Global Vision and we are building into the curriculum for all year groups our Character Drivers: Collaboration, Responsibility, Respect, Care, Excellence and Aspiration. By instilling these characteristics in our learners, they will flourish both within school and beyond as they set out to create their own histories

By working for our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.

These include:

  • Continuous professional development and training opportunities
  • Dedicated support from our school improvement team
  • Career and leadership opportunities within our growing family of schools
  • A Trust employee forum with representatives from across the organisation
  • A confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • A corporate eye care plan

For more information about this position please contact Lorna Stockwell on 07500 559281 or email

EMAT reserve the right to withdraw this advert before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

Due to the current situation we plan to interview remotely using a video call. We would ensure that candidates who were successful in gaining an interview were supported with the technology so that this process is seamless. We will provide you with details of the process with your interview invite.

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