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Safeguarding & Support Officer – Based at Preston

My career at Myerscough College – Inspiring Excellence

About the role

Would you like to be part of a team that helps shape a safe and supportive learning experience for students, where no 2 days are the same?

Are you kind, caring and compassionate with the drive to make a difference to the lives and achievement of our students?

Do you role model positive and professional behaviours?

Is safeguarding students at the heart of your decision making?

As a student support and safeguarding officer, you will play an active role within the Safeguarding and Support Team, working collaboratively and professionally with pastoral, curriculum, inclusive learning, residential and business support staff, maintaining inks with external agencies and families in order to maintain a culture of vigilance and responsibility, maintaining the safest possible environment for all our students.

This will include responding to and maintaining safeguarding cases, attending meetings including multi-agency meetings off site and virtually, liaison with families and external agencies and key safeguarding partners whilst ensuring and supporting compliance with safeguarding Polices, legislative and guidance.

What do you need to be a successful Safeguarding & Support Officer?

  • Confidence, with a good understanding how to work professionally with young people and adults.
  • You’ll be guided by the Safeguarding Support and Welfare Manager as part of a team of our Student support team, working closely with other teams across the College, liaising with parents/ carers and external agencies.
  • Safeguarding is a big part of the job, and we take it very seriously: you will be a key member of our safeguarding and support team.
  • Great organisation and administration. You’ll be competent in managing your time, using a range of systems to accurately maintain student records. You will also complete admin duties, such as compliance and other Health & Safety records.
  • Being Supportive. You’ll provide pastoral and safeguarding support to ensure students holistic well-being and welfare.
  • Be a great Communicator with a good level of spoken and written English.
  • You will take responsibility for your own professional approach and commitment to the role, supporting and safeguarding students to achieve their potential and gain valuable life, independence and personal development skills

For informal discussions please contact Lisa Hartley, lhartley@myerscough.ac.uk or Erika Parry, eparry@myerscough.ac.uk

Why join us?

At Myerscough College and University Centre we have a nationally and internationally recognised Further Education, Higher Education, Adult Education and Apprenticeship provision. The Further Education provision is well established, the Higher Education provision has a well-recognised partnership with UCLan and the apprenticeship provision is operational nationally. We offer a rewarding and enjoyable working environment, where colleagues are inspired to make a positive difference to the educational experience and employability of our students. We are one of the top five largest land-based and sports colleges in the UK.

Visit our website https://bit.ly/CareersAtMyerscough for the full list of excellent benefits our college offers.

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 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: BAME applicants, disabled applicants, and LGBT+ applicants.

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

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

37 hours, 39 weeks per year
Safeguarding, Support and Welfare Team
Myerscough College (Preston)
£23,318 - £26,807 per annum, pro rata, relating to qualifications and experience, plus holiday entitlement. Please note the salary is based on 37 hours a week, 52 weeks per year.
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Closing Date
Sunday 6 August 2023
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