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Welfare Officer, Basingstoke, RG21 4AL

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The Costello SchoolBasingstoke, RG21 4AL

Salary: Salary Scale C/D (under review)

Contract type: Part Time

Contract term: Permanent

Date Posted:

Closing date:

Start date: as soon as available

Welfare Officer

32 hours per week, Term Time Only inclusive of Inset Days, 8.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday (with some flexibility for the appointed candidate);

Start Date: As soon as available

Salary Scale C/D (under review)

C £18,934 – £19,942 fte/pro rata Actual Salary £14,171 - £14,925

D £21,403 - £24,054 fte/pro rata Actual Salary £16,019 - £18,003


Here at The Costello School we know the importance of our people and how their work increases the life chances of the young people we serve. The role of Welfare Officer is integral to the smooth operation of the school and the enhanced opportunities we give to our students, providing proactive and reactive care to staff and students.

Please see the Welfare Officer job description. You will be responsible for administering healthcare to students or staff who are injured or unwell, and plan for cyclic vaccinations and periodic care. A background in first aid and/or medical treatment would be desirable.

You will need to be able to:

• provide a calm, confident and welcoming face to all

• maintain confidentiality and remain professional when dealing with students or staff

• be tactful and remain calm faced with challenging situations

• have the ability to work calmly under pressure and prioritise tasks as required

The ideal candidate will have formal qualifications up to GCSE (including minimum Grade C GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths) with sound ICT skills and proven administrative skills.


In return we recognise your skills and commitment to us:

- Wellbeing days

- A strong and extensive CPD programme

- Opportunities to undertake afternoon wellbeing sessions

- Great facilities

- Being part of something bigger as part of the high performing Bohunt Education Trust

- Amazing students and Wonderful colleagues

Please note the daily hours outlined include a 35 minute unpaid daily lunch break.

If you feel you have the right skills for this post please visit our website (www.costelloschool.co.uk/about/vacancies) for an application form.

Please submit your application to Jana Niebauerova, HR Assistant, The Costello School, Crossborough Hill, Basingstoke, RG21 4AL, Tel: 01256 321263, (HR@costello.hants.sch.uk). For your information please note CVs will not be accepted.


Closing date for applications: Monday 30 November 2020 (11.00am)


Interviews will be held later that week and details will be shared with the shortlisted candidates prior to the interview. It is likely that this will be undertaken remotely owing to the current pandemic.

We reserve the right to invite suitable applicants to interview prior to the application deadline.

Bohunt Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant pre-employment checks.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


More about The Costello School

Type: Mainstream School

Phase: Secondary

Funding status: State - Academy

Gender: Mixed

Age Range: 11 - 16 years

Denomination: Non-denominational

Address: Crossborough Hill, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AL, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1256 321263

Website: http://www.costello.hants.sch.uk

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