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Safeguarding & Welfare Officer

My career at Myerscough College – Inspiring Excellence

About the role

At Myerscough College we believe that every student deserves a nurturing and secure environment to thrive academically and personally, in this position you will play a vital business support role in ensuring the welfare and well-being of our students.

We are seeking to recruit a suitably experienced safeguarding and welfare officer to provide robust administrative support to the safeguarding and Student support Team. The post holder will be required to work with discretion and sensitivity due to the confidential nature of the information they will encounter. You will also contribute to the Personal Development programme across the College with a focus on equality, diversity and Inclusion.

What we are looking for: The successful candidate will have experience of working in an office environment and possess sound administrative skills. They will have knowledge and understanding of supporting students welfare and safeguarding needs, presenting a calm and welcoming approach as front line support.

The post holder will have the ability to undertake administrative duties efficiently, to work accurately and to prescribed deadlines. They will be a team player, possessing effective communication skills, both orally and written, in order to deal tactfully, sensitively and professionally with people at all levels.

What you will need: The successful candidate will have a high level of data inputting skills with a good knowledge of relevant software packages, and competency in Microsoft Office. The post-holder will be able to work unsupervised, use their own initiative and be comfortable with handling competing priorities.

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 per week
Student Support
Myerscough College (Preston)
£21,012 - £23,317 per annum
Reference No
Closing Date
Sunday 6 August 2023
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