Title: Safeguarding & Welfare Officer
Salary: Up to £25,275 per annum depending on experience
Closing Date: Monday 16th September 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 24th September 2019
Nelson and Colne College is an Ofsted Outstanding Further Education College with an excellent reputation. We are looking for an enthusiastic and professional individual to join our Safeguarding team on a permanent, full-time basis working 37 hours per week.
In November 2018, Nelson and Colne College, incorporating Lancashire Adult Learning, completed a successful merger with Accrington and Rossendale College to create a combined force for greater opportunities.
This post will be based at the Nelson & Colne College site in Barrowford, but as it is essential to support the delivery of safeguarding and welfare support across the Nelson and College group travel to Accrington & Rossendale College and Lancashire Adult Learning will be required.
The successful candidate will be working with the Colleges Safeguarding and Prevent Manager and Safeguarding Co-ordinators to deliver high quality and effective safeguarding and welfare support to all students across the organisation.
The main duties include:
• Work closely the Safeguarding and Prevent Manager and Safeguarding Co-ordinators to deliver high quality and effective safeguarding and welfare support to all students across the organisation
• Act as a key contact to an allocated case load of students, especially those who are vulnerable including young carers, students living independently, Looked After Students, Care Leavers and those at risk
• To support the engagement, retention and achievement of students, signposting to and/or working with other services within and outside of the organisation as required in order to ensure they are safe and have the best opportunities to succeed
• Ensure compliance with all safeguarding expectations including the accurate, confidential and up to date record keeping of all safeguarding and welfare activity
• Promote and administer the accurate allocation of the Vulnerable Bursary Fund payments to those students who qualify and work with colleagues to identify and address any other financial assistance and/or emergency support needs
The ideal candidate will have:
• 4 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English at Grade C or above
• Educated to A Level (Or equivalent) standard (Desirable)
• Successful experience of working with young people and vulnerable adults
• Working knowledge of Safeguarding Child Protection policies, procedures and issues
For a full list of essential and desirable criteria please refer to the job description.
How to apply:
If you're interested in this post and would like to know more, then please visit our website and complete an application form.
Please note: All of our posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check due to working with vulnerable adults and children. Should you wish to discuss this further, please get in touch with the HR team.