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Safeguarding Office & Wellbeing Advisor

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Safeguarding Office & Wellbeing Advisor

£33,971.00 to £35,844.00 per annum including London Weighting Allowance

Prince Regent Lane – East London

We are seeking to appoint an approachable and organised Safeguarding Officer & Welfare Advisor within the Safeguarding & Welfare team.

The role involves acting as a contact point and link person for students on non-academic issues affecting their progress at college and taking an active approach to finding solutions and advocating on students’ behalf.

The post holder will be able to work as both an effective safeguarding officer and a welfare advisor, being able to identify needs and risks for students, refer and use a range of interventions and strategies wherever necessary. This is an exciting position which extends further in supporting other key members of staff with planning and the organisation of welfare support and linked activities and awareness-raising for students that address a wide range of needs.

Welfare and Guidance are part of our wide range of support services which seek to remove barriers to retention, attendance and achievement. The post holder would work closely with other Student Services teams such as Inclusive Learning, Tutorial, Advice & Recruitment, Marketing, Student Development and Sports Academy.

The Safeguarding officer and welfare adviser works within the Safeguarding & Welfare team and will have the responsibility for responding to initial concerns raised by staff and to meet with students to identify needs and assess the level of risk.

The post holder must be empathetic and student-centred in approach and to use tact and sensitivity in dealing with sensitive personal issues. The ability to demonstrate excellent customer care skills is an essential element of this role.

They will also be responsible for providing information, advice and guidance to parents and carers.

Some of the duties are carried out in the early evenings, so flexibility is required.

If you are passionate about supporting learners to achieve their full potential, then we would love to hear from you.

Our motto is: Diverse in Ambition, United in Success

What’s in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including:

* Competitive holiday entitlement, plus bank holidays

* Generous Pension Scheme: Teacher pension or Local Government Scheme

* Employee assistance – free confidential advice and counselling service

* Travel Loan. Interest free loans to assist staff with meeting travel costs (T&Cs apply)

* Excellent CPD opportunities for all staff

* An incredible team of staff who are highly skilled, dynamic, and passionate about ensuring all our students receive the best overcome during their time at NewVic

* Free access to our on-site gym

* Staff discounts – we give our staff access to discounts to the latest home and Technology across all categories. (TECH Scheme)

* Free onsite parking

* Three Wellbeing Days

* All staff members are eligible for a free annual eye health checkup, and a contribution towards spectacles. We also offer staff members an optional annual flu vaccination, and provide access to occupational health.

* We are part of Cyclescheme, the UK’s most popular cycle-to-work benefit.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

At NewVic we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all our activities for everyone who learns and works here. We respect and value differences and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

We create a safe and trusting professional environment where people are treated well and equally.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

This role will be starting as soon as possible depending on the notice period for successful candidates.

Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 16th July 2024

Selection date: TBC

Please note that we do not accept CVs


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