Education and Wellbeing Mentor
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Location: Filton and WISE Campus
FTE Salary: Up to £29,118.00 (Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience)
Actual Salary: Up To £25,916.54
Contract Type: Permanent, Term-Time only
Working Hours: 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year
SGS is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
Term-Time Only Contracts will incur a salary adjustment if the start date is after 1st September.
Financial Rewards and Benefits:
- Opportunity to make a positive impact within the community and on learners’ lives
- Competitive Pension Scheme- Corporate and support roles have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a flexible and pension accessible from the age of 55, with generous employer contributions of 16%.
- Generous Annual leave entitlement plus the 8 bank holidays– 25 days corporate and support functions, increasing to 30 days after 5 academic years’ service (Full-Time Equivalent).
- Two weeks leave during the Christmas closedown period largely supported by the discretionary closure days provided by the College.
- Extensive professional development with ongoing support for your personal & professional development, including 25% tuition discount for immediate family of SGS employees.
- Family friendly policies and a proven commitment to supporting flexible working practices
- Access to ‘My Lifestyle’ discounted shopping benefits, cycle to work scheme and a Technology Salary Sacrifice Scheme
- Free Annual Eye test
- All staff members can buy a TOTUM card(formerly known as NUS Extra cards), as part of being an affiliate member of the Students’ Union
- Staff have access and supported to be part of inclusive or sustainable staff networks and communities
- Free car parking at all campuses (Except Queens Road Art School)
- Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources
- Subsidised onsite catering services including Starbucks Coffee
South Gloucestershire & Stroud College has an excellent reputation for delivering further education and work-based programmes in a range of subjects – from business to sport, construction to media, GCSE’s and A Levels to Honour Degree level programmes.
Our experienced and passionate staff work hard to help students and colleagues achieve their personal challenges and career goals. We are proud of SGS and committed to making the College the best it can be. We are currently working hard to achieve “Outstanding” status after being classified as “Good” in our last inspection. For more information, please visit https://www.sgscol.ac.uk/
This Bristol based role will be responsible for working collaboratively with specified faculties to provide wellbeing support to learners who are identified as vulnerable or at risk, in order to support their personal development, maintain their attendance and maximise their progress and achievement.
The role involves liaising with a range of internal college services and external agencies to secure appropriate support for learners.
The post holder will be a named Safeguarding Officer, and will act as the first point of contact for all safeguarding concerns for learners within their specified faculty. You will be responsible for providing information, advice and guidance about the wellbeing, safeguarding and protection of our learners, as well as contributing to the running of the SGS Wellbeing Service.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
- To undertake the role of Safeguarding Officer and to follow processes and procedures as detailed in the College’s ‘Safeguarding Children, Young people and Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedure’. To refer learners, and liaise with external agencies where appropriate.
- To provide 1:1 wellbeing support for learners to help support their social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing.
- To work collaboratively with tutors, other relevant staff, parents, carers, external agencies and learners to support retention, personal development, achievement and progression of identified learners
- To support a cohort of Looked After Children, Care Leavers and Young Adult Carers to achieve and succeed whilst they study at SGS College.
Beneficial Skills & Qualifications
- Minimum 3 years’ experience of working with young people aged 14 + on emotional, social, mental health and wellbeing issues.
- Specialist knowledge/experience in relevant fields e.g. Mental Health, Youth work, Housing, Social Care etc.
- To maintain accurate and detailed computerised records, produce written reports, statistics, case studies and evaluations.
- To be able to work as part of a team.
Please apply online by: Monday 11th March 2024
Expected Interview Date: To be confirmed
If you have any queries please contact email@example.com
SGS College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and any offer of employment will be subject to a number of conditions including a requirement for providing satisfactory references. In line with KCSIE and having regard to all relevant guidance, a range of checks and online searches will also be conducted for successful candidates, and a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure will need to be obtained as a requirement of the job.