Job Description

The Wells Academy are looking for a Safeguarding and Wellbeing officer to join them on their transformational journey to Greatness. As part of the Safeguarding team you will work closely with the Senior Deputy Principal and the Student Care team to ensure that safeguarding at The Wells Academy is outstanding and supports all of its students effectively.

Working as part of the Greenwood Academies Trust MAT you will be fully supported to deliver a high service and impactful intervention to ensure that students are safe, cared for and provided with an environment in which they can make the best possible progress.

About us:

The Wells Academy was launched in September 2020 and since then has been on a transformational journey at an unprecedented rate. The Wells Academy is a place where student learning is at the forefront and where a culture of academic success is being rapidly developed. The Wells Academy believes in its whole community displaying the highest of standards at all time and endeavours to provide the successful candidate with:

  • A warm/strict school
  • Students displaying impeccable manners and attitudes
  • A comprehensive professional learning programme
  • Dedicated CPD time
  • A highly visible and supportive SLT
  • High quality Leadership coaching and support
  • A culture of high expectations and academic excellence

To gain a better understanding the new culture and standards follow the link to see our new Year 7 students’ experience of The Wells Academy

For more information or to arrange a call/visit please contact Miss Natalie Jones, PA to the Principal, via email at or by calling 0115 748 3390

In return:

The academy is part of the Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT) which is a not for profit educational charity, committed to improving the outcomes for its pupils. All GAT employees receive bespoke CPD offerings from the Learning Alliance, opportunity for career progression, generous holiday allowance and access to a competitive pension scheme.

We believe in looking after the people who make a huge difference to our children, their families and the communities we serve. That’s why we give everyone who joins a Perkbox account – with 24/7 access to perks and discounts, plus curated wellbeing tools to look after your physical and mental health. It’s part of our commitment to look after you.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Hundreds of global and local perks, available online 24/7
  • Shopping discounts from the biggest brands, all year round
  • Save money on everything from the supermarket shop to summer holidays
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme from Health Assured

If you are interested in working at the leading edge of education, and would like to make a difference to the life chances of young people, we would like to hear from you.

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. It is an offence to apply for a role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.

For more information, or to apply, please click here.