Safeguarding Support Officer

Safeguarding Support Officer

Are you an experienced Safeguarding Support Officer looking for a new challenge? North Star Community Trust has an exciting opportunity within our proactive and dynamic Central Safeguarding Team.

"North Star Trust Academy, honoured as MAT of the Year at the prestigious MAT Excellence Awards, is more than just a workplace. Join our vibrant community dedicated to the wellbeing, personal growth, and education of our children".

North Star Community Trust is a Charitable Trust set up to run and manage three Primary and one Secondary Academy serving approximately 2600 children. We are focused on driving up the quality of education provision and standards. We share a clear vision for improving our children’s life chances through providing equality of opportunity, an engaging and purposeful curriculum and high-quality teaching and learning.

Our Academies are situated within Enfield, applicants that have a community language or knowledge and experience of working within a busy inner city environment will be welcome.

Working as an intricate part of the team, the successful candidate will support with safeguarding and child protection issues, assisting the Education Welfare Officer with matters arising in the Trust schools (predominantly primaries but working within the secondary as required) and supporting all other staff in dealing with any safeguarding and child protection concerns that arise. You will provide a specialist service to assist the Trust in meeting our obligations and targets in relation to school attendance, especially persistent absence. 


The Role: The successful candidate will:

  • Support safeguarding and child protection issues across the Trust’s schools.
  • Assist the Education Welfare Officer with school-related matters.
  • Work mainly with primary schools but also within the secondary school as required.
  • Provide specialist services to meet our obligations related to school attendance, particularly persistent absence.
  • Support all staff in handling safeguarding and child protection concerns.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in safeguarding and child protection.
  • Familiarity with a busy inner-city environment.
  • Knowledge of a community language is advantageous.


Working at NSCT Academies brings many additional benefits for our dedicated and valued staff, including:

  • Continued professional development and opportunities across the Trust.
  •  Health Shield membership (employee assistant programme supporting with wellbeing and  offers many attractive discounts).
  • Pension scheme
  • A subsidised canteen for lunches
  • Cycle scheme after completing the probation period
  • Free onsite parking


We are dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to enhanced clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In line with KCSIE updates, an online search will be conducted as part of our due diligence checks on shortlisted candidates.

Please submit your application as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications.

North Star Community Trust is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.