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Residential Support Officer- Fixed term for 6 months - based at Preston Campus

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Residential Support Team at Myerscough College, Bilsborrow at our Preston Campus.

We are proud of the support we provide for our students who reside in our Halls of Residence during their studies and welcome you to join our team if you are person centred and have the skills and abilities to support students whilst in Halls many of whom have left home for the first time aged 16.

Can you demonstrate high levels of care and support and have the drive to work independently and as part of a team?

Do you want to gain skills in working in a residential environment?

Do you thrive from a fast paced environment?

You will be a team member of Residential Support Team that ensures that all residential students have access to and receive appropriate safeguarding and support, have the opportunity to succeed in their studies, develop their personal development and fully participate in the broader student experience.

You would be a pivotal role in providing direct care and support to all residential students, promoting and delivering a range of interventions and activities and provide a focussed support programme for an identified caseload of students and Residential Halls.

To be successful at this role, you must be emotionally secure, consistent, warm, caring and supportive. If this is you, we would welcome your application after reading the full job description.

We will provide a robust induction and training programme for you.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact either Lisa Hartley, Director of Student Support and Welfare, lhartley@myerscough.ac.uk or Robert Kay, Residential Support Manager, rkay@myerscough.ac.uk.

The role is 37 hours per week, 39 weeks Term time only. Fixed term for 6 months.

Rota system over 7 days, working a range of shifts between 8.30 and 1.00am

The salary is £17,210 to 20,907 per annum, pro rata relating to qualifications and experience.

The closing date is Thursday 26 August  2021

It is anticipated the interviews will be held virtually.  

Please visit the College website at www.myerscough.ac.uk  to download an application pack.  If you are unable to download an application pack, please contact the HR team on recruitment@myerscough.ac.uk

Safeguarding our students is of paramount importance. Our recruitment process has been designed to keep students safe and to ensure that we appoint safe and suitable people. All successful applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment background and safeguarding checks. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for complying with all safeguarding policies and practices, and for ensuring student safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of everything they do.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are an inclusive and equal opportunity employer; we want all our candidates to have a fair and equal opportunity to secure employment with us. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups: ethnic minorities, applicants with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, due to a disability, then please speak with a member of the HR team.

 As a disability confident employer, we commit to guaranteeing an interview for any disabled applicant who meets all of the essential criteria.

Student Support and Welfare
Myerscough College (Preston)
£17,210 to 20,907 per annum, pro rata relating to qualifications and experience
Reference No
Closing Date
Thursday 26 August 2021
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