Job Description

There’s never been a better time to join the fantastic team here at City of Bristol College, with recent investment in our already outstanding teaching facilities the College has a great deal on offer for both staff and students. We have an exciting new opportunity for a conscientious and proactive Safeguarding and Welfare Advisor to work within the safeguarding team on a permanent, full time basis (term time only).

You will be responsible for delivering an empowering Safeguarding service through working closely with learners to enable them to contact and engage with services and provide information to address barriers to learning. You will also create a visible and accessible welfare services to students and to engage proactively with curriculum areas, learning support and other services to ensure a holistic approach to supporting and advising students.

What we’re looking for:
You will need to be Educated to degree level or equivalent and have experience of Delivery of Welfare, Safeguarding or Youth Work or related service.

You will need to show a detailed understanding of current trends and issues in Safeguarding, Welfare or Youth Work and a thorough understanding of the role of individual records in data collection and audit compliance.

This is an exciting role that contributes to the success of not only the students but the College as a whole and we are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to self and team development. You will also need to be able to build and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders, at all levels, internally and externally, as well as other members of College staff and students.

So, if this sounds like the job for you, we look forward to receiving your application.

What we offer:

  • A generous holiday entitlement of 26 holiday days (plus bank holidays and 8 closure days)
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 16.1 %
  • Up to 30% off courses with the University of the West of England
  • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments offered on site
  • Family-friendly policies including flexible working, compassionate leave, maternity, paternity and adoption leave, parental leave and job share
  • Excellent facilities including study centres, City Salon, multi-faith prayer rooms, bike storage, City Restaurant (situated at College Green and at SBSA), refectories
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A variety of online shopping discounts and offers and cash health plan
  • Plus a supportive package to ensure continuous professional development.

About us:

At City of Bristol College, we have one goal: to help our students succeed. We offer the widest range of academic and vocational qualifications in the area, with more than 1,000 courses available from entry to degree level. We provide education and training to approximately 12,000 students each year. The College is made up of five centres across Bristol and each centre offers excellent, well-equipped, purpose-built facilities. In addition, we have a wide range of community partners allowing us to offer courses in venues across the city. More information about the College can be found on our website.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All new employees to the College are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found on the College website.

Closing date: Sunday 31st* October 2021 (Midnight)*
Interview date: Monday 8th* November 2021*

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Work Location: Multiple Locations