Contract: Permanent: Term-time only (39 weeks per year)
Salary: £30,149 – £30,952
Closing Date: 27th November 2022
Location: Cross Campus
At West London College, we are committed to championing innovation and creativity, and we invite you to join us on this journey. We welcome applicants who can share our values of Ambition, Innovation, Accountability, and Inclusion.
We have three college sites across West London in Ealing, Hammersmith and Southall. By bringing your skills to the college you will have a wonderful opportunity to make a difference to these students’ education and to their future.
As a diverse college in the UK’s capital, we offer an exciting, innovative, and stimulating work environment with a wide variety of employment opportunities and a culture focused on Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement.
For further information about us, please visit our website.
About the role:
West London College is looking for a Safeguarding and Wellbeing Officer to join its Student Services Department. The appointed candidate will be reporting to and working closely with the Student Services Manager in promoting the importance of safeguarding for all our learners and members of staff at West London College. If you are driven, enthusiastic and committed to ensuring an outstanding experience for the learners we serve, we would love to hear from you.
The role will involve managing and maintaining the safeguarding arrangements and wellbeing of learners across our college campuses. This involves supporting vulnerable students in their applications and induction at the college, encouraging progression of the individuals as well as providing on-going support and development. The role involves the handling of sensitive information therefore the ideal candidate is required to maintain confidentiality and high standards of professional practice at all times.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in identifying, referring and leading on any safeguarding concerns as well as ensuring safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to. They will be confident in maintaining professional partnerships with external agencies such as the social services, police and health and voluntary providers. You will also have good understanding and experience of collating and recording casework, identifying risks, delivering on strategies and creating reports to aid in identifying areas of improvements for our learners.
For more information please have a look at the job description which outlines the role and person specification in further detail.
What we offer:
Our team are important to us and we offer a wide range of benefits to recognise the hard work put in to supporting our learners.
As a member of the support team you will receive:
- Eye care vouchers
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Computer loan
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
- Continuous Professional Development
- Access to the College’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- Discount at the College’s on site hair and beauty salon
The safety and welfare of our learners and staff is extremely important to us and this is why we pride ourselves on our safeguarding procedures. As part of our commitment to safeguarding, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note, it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activities relevant to children. For further information about our Safeguarding and Prevent policy, please view the documents attached.
We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.
To apply, please complete an application form before the closing date specified, as CVs will not be accepted. Please ensure you also include a supporting statement as part of your application. We may close the application deadline earlier than expected, so please ensure you submit your applications as soon as possible.
West London College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.