Job Description

Salary: £10,762 – £12,117(FTE £20,655 – £23,256)
Contract: Permanent, 22.2 hours per week term time only
Location: TBC

About the Role:
City of Bristol College is seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive Safeguarding and Welfare Advisor. This position is part time.

What you’ll be responsible for/what we are looking for:
You will be responsible for delivering an empowering welfare service through working closely with learners to enable them to contact and engage with services and information to address barriers to learning caused by financial, accommodation, personal and social challenges.
You will 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.
In addition you will deliver an effective front line safeguarding service that helps to protect vulnerable young people and adults, that enables learners to be retained on their course. Responsible to the Safeguarding Coordinator 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 Welfare, Youth Work or Safeguarding 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 success and we are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to self and team development. So if this sounds like the job for you, we look forward to receiving your application.

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.

What we offer:
a generous holiday entitlement of 26 holiday days (pro rata) (plus bank holidays and 8 closure days)
Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 15.5 %
death in service benefit 3x salary (if a member of the pension scheme)
cycle to work scheme
a variety of online shopping discounts and offers
free car parking at most college sites
a supportive package of continuous professional development
as well as a range of staff support packages

About the College:
City of Bristol College is one of the City’s largest employers, based at four different sites across the City. We offer a wide range of courses from entry to degree level and cater for learners of all ages and backgrounds. We strive for student achievement through providing the best possible student experience, professional staff and outstanding resources. Our success in this isn’t possible without the commitment, dedication and collaboration of every member of staff.

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. Further information will be sent to all prospective staff as part of the application process.

If you feel you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required for this role, we look forward to receiving your application.
A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found here

Closing date: Tuesday 5th January 2021 (Midnight)
Interview Date: Friday 15th January 2021

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