Trust Vulnerable Children Lead

at ATLP

Start Date:September 2022 Contract Type:Full Time, term time only, Permanent
Salary:L15-L19 (£59,581- £65,735) for those with a teaching background.
NJC points 50 – 54 (£58,710 – £66,471 for those from a non- teaching background
Closing Date:9.00 am Monday 23rd May 2022
Interview Date:26th May 2022 or 27th May 2022

Trust Vulnerable Children Lead

Required for September 2022

We are seeking to appoint a Trust Vulnerable Children Lead to add capacity to our School Improvement Team during this stage in our development and growth.

The Trust Vulnerable Children Lead will be one of the Trust’s Senior Leaders and as such will be responsible for ensuring vulnerable children, including SEND, Looked After Children and Disadvantaged have their needs met through an entitlement to high quality education including where those children are educated through alternative provision placements. 

You will promote and embody the ‘One Trust vision’ so that it is always at the core of school/trust improvement work ensuring ‘children are at the heart of everything we do’.

The successful applicant will:

  • Provide leadership that enables the Trust to achieve its strategic objectives for Vulnerable Children
  • Ensure the Trust has outstanding provision for all our children, across all schools
  • Ensure the Trust complies with all statutory and legal requirements for all Vulnerable children

We welcome applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic groups, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender groups, and those with a disability who are underrepresented at senior leadership level in our organisation.

Salary:    L15-L19 (£59,581- £65,735) for those with a teaching background.

NJC points 50 – 54 (£58,710 – £66,471 for those from a non- teaching background

Location: The Trust Central Office is based at The Arthur Terry School, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. You will be required to work across all Trust school sites and working from home is also supported.

Hours:                  Full Time, Term Time Only

Start Date:          Required for September 2022



What you will need to succeed

  • To share our passion for wanting the very best for our students and schools
  • Be committed to keeping our students safe
  • Be highly motivated and passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children
  • Be emotionally intelligent with the ability to build strong working relationships
  • The ability to work in a face paced, challenging yet always rewarding role


What you will get in return

  • Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we invest in your development through training, mentoring, and coaching
  • The opportunity to join our team of leading education experts and propel your career to the next level
  • A competitive salary
  • Competitive pension scheme (Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme)
  • 3 paid Professional Development Days, in addition to 5 training days

What you need to do now

To arrange a discussion about the role, please contact Anna Balson, Director of Education,  anna.balson@atlp.org.uk

Completed applications should include an application form and a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 that clarifies how your experience, knowledge, skills, and behaviours align to the criteria in the person specification.

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@atlp.org.uk

Closing date:  9.00am, Monday 23rd May 2022

Interviews will take place on either Thursday 26th or Friday 27th May 2022

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement of the role.

Please note we do not accept CV’s, application will only be considered if received on an ATLP application form.

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS, prohibition check, qualifications (where applicable), medical fitness, identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references which will be sought prior to interview. The ATLP is an equal opportunities employer.

Please find a link to our safeguarding policy which we would encourage you to read prior to applying to work in our organisation https://atlp.org.uk/files/2022/01/ATLP-Safeguarding-and-Child-Protection-Sept-2021-FINAL.pdf