Job Description

37 hours Per Week, term time only (plus up to 3 weeks – flexible)


Darwen St James’ is a small Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary Academy, situated in the heart of Darwen. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a strong candidate to work closely with pupils in the academy and ensure that the academy is a safe place for all. As the Pupil Wellbeing Co-ordinator you will also be a key worker for child protection issues, liaise with Children’s Services regarding children on the Children Protection Register, and be the Designated Safeguarding Lead, providing support to staff to enable them to carry out their safeguarding duties.

This role is varied, and we are looking for an adaptable, flexible and resourceful individual able to cope in a high-pressure environment and deal with constantly changing priorities.

The suitable candidate will:

  • Work as part of a team within school and with other professionals involved in supporting pupils and their families
  • Have an awareness of Children’s Social Care provision
  • Have a minimum of level 3 NVQ (or equivalent) qualification
  • Work to the highest standards, demonstrating resistance to pressure and retaining professional focus and behaviour

We can offer you:

  • A happy and caring Academy, with a distinctive Christian ethos
  • Lively and responsive children, who enjoy school
  • Hard working and dedicated team of staff & Governors
  • Mutually supportive partnerships between our Local Authority and Cidari Academy Trust schools
  • Opportunities for professional and personal development

Closing date: Friday 25th March 2022

Interview date: 1st – 6th April 2022

We are a small and friendly Academy, whose team work happily together, to enable our learners to enjoy and achieve their very best.

Applications will only be accepted on a fully completed application form with supporting letter. CVs will not be accepted.

We are a member of Cidari Multi Academy Trust, established in November 2013, a growing educational trust and part of the Blackburn Diocese. Cidari Education are committed to providing high quality education for all children in our academies based on clearly established Christian values and principles.

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