Job Description

New College Swindon have an exciting opportunity for a Safeguarding Officer to join the team.

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire close to town and train station

Salary: £17,480 to £22,780 (£24,903 to £32,455 pro rata)

Job Type: 37 hours per week with a requirement to work term time only (32 weeks of the year)

About Us:

Just over two years ago, we merged to form one FE/HE College in Swindon and we are proud to showcase our successful £20m investment in the new Institute of Technology, all of which reflects our ambition to fulfil our potential for the communities we serve and deliver on our purpose: Better Lives Through Learning.

We believe that these exciting developments will extend the career opportunities for both our students and staff. So, if you are seeking to develop your career within an ambitious and vibrant College, we are currently seeking a Safeguarding Officer.

Safeguarding Officer – The Role:

Working directly with students to provide pastoral support and personal resilience strategies, you will act as part of the safeguarding team providing a first response function when safeguarding concerns are raised. Working across and in all Curriculum Areas you will work with a multi-partner team approach to provide guidance to students in the form of short, intensive interventions that enable them to deal more ably with the issues that are affecting them day to day or longer term.

Safeguarding Officer – You:

– You will hold at least a level 3 Safeguarding Qualification with experience of working in a Safeguarding/Child Protection role and at least 3 years working in a related field such as youth work, social services, counselling, youth justice

– You will demonstrate significant understanding of the requirements of working with young people and/or vulnerable adults in a role that includes supportive interventions with SEMH issues, challenging behaviour and have the ability to work to tight timeframes in highly pressurised situations whilst dealing with highly confidential information

– Understanding of the key legislation and best practice approaches regarding Safeguarding and behaviour support as well as knowledge of referral systems to external agencies is expected

– An empathetic communication style

– Able to disseminate information effectively, both verbally and in writing at all levels

– You will have flexibility and enthusiasm and the willingness to try out new ideas

– Well-organised and self-motivated with up to date working knowledge of Microsoft office and ProMonitor

Safeguarding Officer – Benefits:

– Generous holiday entitlement

– Excellent pension scheme

– Free car parking

– Agile (Flexible) working

– Staff development & training

– Refreshments – subsidised Costa and Starbucks

– Sodexo Retail Discount Scheme, and more

Therefore, if you are looking for an exciting career opportunity and to work in an expanding, dynamic and successful College, that values their staff, you have come to the right place.

New College Swindon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note an enhanced DBS check, to the satisfaction of New College, will be required for this role.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the published closing date if sufficient applications are received. If you are interested in this vacancy, please do apply as soon as possible.

Closing Date: 27th January 2023

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