Safeguarding Support Assistant

Salary: Band 5 £20,452 – £22,012 (£22,437 – £24,148 full time equivalent)
Hours: 37 hours/41 weeks (term-time plus 2 weeks)
Start date: As soon as possible
Closing date: Midday on Thursday 24th August 2023
Interviews held: As soon as possible after the closing date

Thank you for your interest in working here at Admiral Lord Nelson School. Please find details of the post together with information about our school!

Always oversubscribed, we are expanding our school so that more local families can experience the excellent education offered here at Admiral Lord Nelson School for over two decades! Therefore, we wish to extend our Safeguarding Support team. You will be working closely with the Deputy Headteacher: Student Achievement who is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead, the Inclusion Manager and Heads of House to promote and safeguard student welfare and wellbeing, including a strong focus on ensuring high levels of attendance. This role is for those that enjoy a challenge, working with students and doing something different every day. Previous experience in a similar role is desirable.

We will expect you to have a genuine passion for your own professional development and be a practitioner who quickly builds positive relationships with students. This role is for someone keen to work with our students and their families, as well as outside agencies, to create a culture where people feel safe, valued and a sense of belonging to our school community.

Salterns Academy Trust is a learning community where every member of staff is motivated by the positive difference they will make to the personal development and the futures of our young people of Portsmouth. It was formed when Admiral Lord Nelson School became a converter academy in April 2014 and sponsored Trafalgar School, which is now our thriving partner Secondary School in Portsmouth.

We have a national reputation for being a truly inclusive school with excellent standards and principled curriculum design, we have a deep-rooted and longstanding commitment to being a UNICEF Rights Respecting School This is a genuinely exciting school to be part of, morally driven by our core values of Inclusivity, Wellbeing and High Expectations.

You will be joining a well-established, innovative team, who enjoy working together, supporting each other to provide support and guidance to our students.

Sharing good practice is commonplace amongst all teams in our school and our professional learning programme will give you the chance to support colleagues across the school as they really think about how best to build relationships with students and with each other, focusing on restorative practice and further developing our core values of high expectations, inclusivity and wellbeing. We pride ourselves on helping great support staff become the best they can be no matter where they are in their career and as a Safeguarding Support Assistant you will play a role in the development of staff within the team and across the school at all stages of their careers.

If you are ambitious and looking to take the next step we will invest in your development and offer rapid career progression.

If you are interested in joining our amazing team of staff, we’d love to hear from you. Informal visits from those who are interested in finding out more about the role are welcomed. We look forward to discussing what unique skills you could bring to the role and how we could help support you in the next steps of your career.

The Salterns Academy Trust and Admiral Lord Nelson School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Early applications are encouraged, and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To apply please complete the application form that can be found on the school website Vacancies • Admiral Lord Nelson School ( by midday on Thursday 24th August 2023. Candidates should send their completed application along with a covering letter to [email protected] .


Safeguarding Support Assistant – August 2023