Job Description

37 hours per week • Term time + 10 days

Required as soon as possible

We are now seeking to recruit an empathetic and ethical colleague to the post of Safeguarding Officer. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience of working with disadvantaged or vulnerable young people, experience of safeguarding, and current knowledge of guidance and resources relating to welfare, mental health and the issues impacting on young peoples’ wellbeing.

As a Safeguarding Officer, you will be a key member of the safeguarding team, responding to referrals, recording and investigating concerns raised by members of staff, students, parents or external agencies, and implementing and monitoring interventions for a caseload of students faced with welfare needs. Commencing as soon as possible, in this role you will contribute to the completion of risk assessments, transition and support plans, promote safety and wellbeing throughout the college, use college systems to share clear and timely information with colleagues, and deputise for the Safeguarding & Student Wellbeing Manager in making referrals or attending multi-agency meetings as required.

Long Road is a thriving, successful post 16 Sixth Form College with 2,600 students on roll across a variety of studies. Conveniently located close to the M11 and A14, within easy reach of several areas of outstanding natural beauty and the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, the college is set next to the Biomedical Campus in its own attractive grounds in the beautiful and expanding city of Cambridge. Long Road was judged by OFSTED to be Good all five categories, and we are now taking the next steps to become an Outstanding College.

To apply, please complete our online application form by clicking the Apply Button.

Closing date: 9.00am on Monday, 20th November 2023.

Interview date: Friday, 24th November 2023.

Long Road Sixth Form College is committed to the promotion of equality and the elimination of discrimination. We welcome applications from all members of the community.

We do not accept CVs as valid applications for our advertised roles.