Safeguarding Officer and Welfare Advisor
Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time
Hours: Full-time, 36 hours per week, Term time only (FTE 0.86769)
Salary: Starting at £33,971.00 with progression to £35,844.00 per annum including London weighting allowance
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.
At NewVic we strongly believe in team working and see this as one of the reasons for our success.
The College combines great facilities with quality teaching and high standards, including a multi-million pound building, providing state of the art technology enabled learning resource centre, drama studio and café.
We will offer you a warm welcome to NewVIc – a place where all ambitions are celebrated.
As one of the largest sixth form colleges in London, we are a non-selective, diverse and secular college, proud to have launched over 50,000 young people onto university, training and employment since we were founded in 1992.
The College is currently graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and ‘Outstanding’ for our provision of personal development, behaviour and welfare. We are very proud to be a three-time silver award winner at the Pearson National Teaching Awards, where in 2020, we made history by becoming the first ever provider to win two awards in a single year.
We believe that everybody has the power to make a positive impact on society – small changes that add up to make the world a better place.
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 a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme, onsite parking, cycle to work, onsite canteen, TECH Scheme, Eye Care support and full access to the onsite gym.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support. We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in senior roles, including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.
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: 16.00 Wednesday 17th January 2024
Interview date: TBC
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