Job Description

Safeguarding Team

InvestIN Education is a dynamic, educational start-up that provides inspirational career experience programmes for school students, across 20+ different industries. Founded in 2012, InvestIN’s mission is to bridge the gap between school and the workplace, in order to help students choose the right career and maximise their potential.

InvestIN creates the ‘ultimate career experience’ through a combination of interactive simulations, company visits, seminars, networking sessions and career coaching, led by highly accomplished industry professionals. We have had over 50,000 students walk through our doors, from 100+ countries and 4,000+ schools.

InvestIN are seeking to employ individuals to work as the onsite Safeguarding Team, commencing during the Summer Experience season of 2023.

The Role

Purpose:The Safeguarding Team covers a 24/7 service and is responsible for all InvestIN’s residing and non-residing students during the summer (July 6th – Sept 2nd). The SGT is fully responsible for safeguarding and welfare, mental health and SEN needs, pastoral support, and student behaviour.

The Roles:SSO and HP role will be based around guiding and leading in a senior capacity to ensure that the SGT deliver best practice under their remit. The SSO and HP may be expected to deputise for the Head of Safeguarding.

Role Specifics:SSO will cover both day and night shifts while the HP will only cover night working.


  • SSO –£28,000 (pro-rated pending shifts worked – Day and night on rotation). Enhanced night pay will be paid as overtime in September, for all night shifts completed.
  • HP-£30,000 (pro-rated pending shifts worked – Night only). This salary is inclusive of night pay.

Contract:The SSO & HP will be expected to work the full 8-week season (July 6th – Sept 2nd 2023)

Shift Patterns (SSO)

  • Day: 9:00am – 6:00pm (flexibility around these hours may be required and will be requested in advance)
  • Night: 11:00pm – 8:30am

Shift Patterns (HP)

  • Night: 8:30pm – 8:30am

Basic Duties

The primary duties, tasks and responsibilities of the SSO & HP. Although this is a senior role, we expect that all members of the SGT can get stuck in and work on the ground.

  • Act as the first point of contact providing support, intervention, and advice for all InvestIN’s attending students, relating to the above team purpose.
  • Manage and lead student behaviour and expectations.
  • Liaise with parents/guardians when delegated by the Head of Safeguarding/Directors.
  • Manage/ lead on breaches of the Code of Conduct/issue warnings.
  • Liaise with the Head of Safeguarding regarding student warnings and expected follow-up actions.
  • Provide an advanced advisory service for staff in relation to the SGT purpose and how to manage concerns.
  • When needed, lead the SGT.
  • Communicate via designated online channels.
  • Oversee the effective use of reports, CPOMs, safety plans and risk assessments.
  • Always lead the SGT and student population on behaviour management.
  • During shifts (if scheduled by the Head of Safeguarding), lead on specialism; SEN/Behaviour, Mental Health, and Medication administration. As an SSO /HP, manage those who can lead in the above.
  • Lead on serious disclosures and interventions.
  • Make referrals to statutory bodies.
  • Understand the NRM and LA thresholds.
  • Ensure the SGT are prepared for the evening activities, carrying out adequate supervision during this period.
  • Lead on the effective record keeping of the SGT
  • Enforce student curfew and evening expectations.
  • Complete security walks/ remove contraband.
  • When night working, act as on-site Point of Contact (POC) for all concerns that may occur.
  • Manage staff breaks.
  • Support the Head of Safeguarding with changes to the rota (if required)
  • Be flexible to carry out additional duties pending the needs of the service and students.


E = Essential / D = Desirable

  • E- Minimum of 5 years working with children and young people
  • E – Minimum Level 3 in Safeguarding or equivalent
  • E – Positive, calm and professional attitude with leadership qualities
  • E – Echo InvestIN’s values and conduct expectations
  • E- Be organised and able to prioritise workloads, understand thresholds and how to manage complex matters
  • E – Be confident in leading on student behaviours and needs
  • E – Ability to commit to the entire 8-week season and cover weekends when required
  • E – Subject specialism in the SGT purpose points
  • E – Ability and experience in leading on and defusing challenging student behaviours and complex concerns
  • E – Ability to liaise with parents appropriately
  • E – Experience of working with residential or boarding students/students away from home
  • E – Experience of working as a boarding school matron/house parent or summer camp leader/manager or equivalent
  • E – Experience in supporting international students
  • D – Professional qualification in one of the areas of purpose
  • D – Level 5/Advanced DSL trained

All applicants should be available to attend an in-person assessment centre on Saturday 15th April 2023.

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