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Welfare and Safeguarding Officer

Fixed Term (April to September 2024)

A fantastic opportunity for someone with an interest working with young people to be a key part of giving students a safe and enjoyable experience on our short courses.

About the role

Location: Oxford
Start: April 2024
Reports to: Senior Operations Manager
Salary: £24,000 p/a pro-rata

This is a key role making sure our international students aged 9‒12, and the staff working with them are appropriately supported throughout our short courses. Day to day, you will be working with the Service Delivery department either in the office or in a college, responding to queries and issues that require specific attention. You’ll make key decisions and take action in collaboration with the head office team and residential COurse Directors. Main duties include:

● Safeguarding and welfare lead – Ensure protection of students in accordance with our
Safeguarding Policy.

● React to early signs of issues – Take action and be the lead on all welfare and safeguarding issues, in collaboration with Operations where necessary.

● Student discipline – Respond to student disciplinary issues, escalating where necessary.
● Staff liaison – Be the first point of contact for staff working directly with students who need safeguarding and welfare guidance.
● Record keeping – Keeping appropriate, accurate records including all safeguarding, welfare and disciplinary issues.
● Upholding standards – Maintain a professional and respectful image of the company
● Emergency duty – Share emergency rota responsibilities with the Operations team during course delivery.
● Assisting with other delivery duties – Attending staff training, assisting with site setup and any other duties as required within the Head Office team to support course delivery.

About you

● You’re personable, with a strong team mentality and work ethic
● You’re able to adjust your priorities in response to new information, proactively problem solving and delegating or escalating as needed
● You take the initiative, making key decisions and ensuring they’re actioned

● You’re comfortable and confident with difficult conversations, and remain diplomatic in both written and verbal communications

● You’re highly organised, with strong task management skills and great attention to detail
● You’re able to work well with colleagues both in person and remotely

● Experience working with young people
● Proven ability to manage safeguarding, welfare and disciplinary situations
● Thorough with great attention to detail
● Excellent IT proficiency
● Highly personable with a strong team mentality and work ethic

● Worked at a summer school or other short course involving international students
● Recent safeguarding training
● Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRMs, GSuite and Slack

What is in it for you:
● Training and professional development
● 25 days annual leave (pro rata)
● Flexible and hybrid working within the operational needs of the role
● Excellent team culture

Application Details

How to apply: Apply directly via this link and complete the application form with all the required details. Only completed applications will be considered.
Deadline: 31st March 2024. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis before this end date, early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive enough applicants.

About us

Oxford Summer Courses is part of Bridgemark Education, founded by two school friends and
Oxford graduates who wanted to open up exceptional educational journeys to more people.

We are passionate about driving maximum student impact, through optimal learning experiences using world-renowned methodologies, whilst minimising any negative impact on our surroundings. As part of this we work closely with Climate Impact Partners to achieve

CarbonNeutral® company certification and we have achieved BCorp certification for corporate social responsibility. Our CEO also founded and continues to support Universify, an independent charity committed to educational equality, through annual significant financial donations, providing office space for Universify’s team in central Oxford and through a staff volunteer programme.

Please note that Oxford Summer Courses Limited has robust safeguarding policies. References are requested and will be scrutinised. Where appropriate, they will be validated with the providing referee. Only successful applicants will be contacted and that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.
Candidates are encouraged to communicate any reasonable adjustment requests to the recruitment team, which include but are not limited to, receiving documents in accessible formats and modifications to interview arrangements.

Oxford Summer Courses is committed to safeguarding and protecting children. We check references and undertake enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks to ensure all our staff are suitable to work with children. .

Job Type: Fixed term contract
Contract length: 7 months

Salary: £24,000.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift


  • Bachelor’s (preferred)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Oxford (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 31/03/2024

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