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Wellbeing and Safeguarding Officer

Location
Redditch Campus, Peakman Street, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 8DW
College
Heart of Worcestershire College
Hours
Part Time
Salary
Up to £22,249 FTE per annum
Posted
20th September 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
Expires
5th October 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Permanent
Job ID
1271591
Start date
As soon as possible
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Heart of Worcestershire (HoW) College is passionate about developing employability prospects by delivering a wide range of vocational, professional and technical qualifications. Located across four different campuses, Worcester, Redditch, Bromsgrove and Malvern, HoW College is a thriving organisation with a vast and diverse community of learners. Our learners and staff benefit from a range of modern facilities and some of the best employee development and training opportunities in the area.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our Student Support Services team within Heart of Worcestershire College based in our Worcester Campus.

The purpose of the role is to provide high quality and responsive health, wellbeing and safeguarding services for all students. To support College attendance, retention and achievement strategies by providing high quality pro-active welfare and wellbeing support to individual students and groups. To work directly with Personal Tutors, Personal Learning Coaches, Job Coaches, curriculum staff, Customer Services Team and Student Experience and Wellbeing staff to ensure learners are fully supported, with any barriers to learning dealt with promptly and effectively. To liaise with external agencies to ensure students receive the best possible support in order for them to achieve to their full potential. Contribute to and co-ordinate specialist support where required, including attending Looked After Children reviews, Strategy Meetings, PePs and Child in Need plans and to assist the Head of Student Support and Wellbeing in the delivery of support services across college.

To be considered for this role you must have Level 2 (at least) qualification in both Maths and English, or a willingness to gain, Ability to build professional relationships with internal and external colleagues and be able to relate positively, confidently and sympathetically to students across the College.

In return we offer a friendly, modern working environment, a diverse employee reward scheme, pension scheme, continued professional development and a generous holiday allowance, along with many other benefits.

Our Vision is:

  • To be the provider of choice for education, training and learning, delivering across Worcestershire, the West Midlands and nationally within our areas of specialism.
  • To be recognised as a college that makes a difference by delivering services through innovation, partnership, co-creation and connectivity.
  • To continue to inspire and enable our learners to be successful. We will raise attainment and meet aspirations by developing the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to ensure that everyone meets their full potential.
  • To create the skills to advance the economic and social prosperity, adding value to the communities we serve.

We want our dynamic workforce to share our passion and enthusiasm. We are also committed to working with key stakeholders to enhance the economic prospects in the area. Our values of inclusivity, integrity, partnership and trust shine through in all that we do allowing us to provide responsive and informed services within our local community and beyond.

As one of the largest employers in the area we actively support and invest in our workforce. We pride ourselves on our progressive and flexible approach to both personal and professional development. We promote equality and diversity through inclusive practice and work with honesty and probity; placing the interests of our students and staff at the heart of all activities.

With a growth strategy that aims to further developing the quality of our offer and develop our partnerships with employers, educational institutions, and other stakeholders, there has never been a better time to join our thriving workforce.

Closing date for this post is: 4 October 2022

This College is committed to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be required to complete and pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The costs of this check will be deducted from the applicant’s first salary payment from the College.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

HoW College is a Smoke Free environment from the effects of direct/indirect contact with smoking, and all smoking related products.

Safeguarding Statement:

This College is committed to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be required to complete and pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The costs of this check will be deducted from the applicant’s first salary payment from the College.
Heart of Worcestershire College

Heart of Worcestershire College