Designated Safeguarding Officer and CLA Lead

Hull College

  • £25,501
  • Kingston upon Hull / Humberside
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Safeguarding and Wellbeing Officer


Salary: £25,501 per annum (needs amending)

37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

As our Safeguarding and Wellbeing Officer, you will support and embed effective and coordinated safeguarding, providing support, intervention, and leadership as a Designated Safeguarding Officer.  Reporting directly to the Head of Safeguarding & Well Being this role will act as the first point of contact for safeguarding and wellbeing concerns in order to take the required action and signpost internally and to external services as appropriate

With a high level of support and focus around child protection/child in need, children looked after, mental health issues and prevention support, this role will provide effective support for individual students who have a wide range of safeguarding and protection needs to support their safety, well-being and progress.

Hull College provides high-quality education & training for school leavers & adults, offering a wide range of vocational study programmes, Apprenticeships & degrees.

As one of the largest vocational institutes of its kind in the region, we have one focus – to create careers, not courses. We pride ourselves on this approach & are committed to ensuring our learners acquire the relevant skills, knowledge, attitudes & experience to progress in life, whether that is to seek employment in the industry of their choice or step up to higher education & university.

While dedicated to delivering the very best experiences to our learners, we also extend the same commitment to our staff. We have worked hard to create an environment where all of our staff, no matter what their role, are empowered to inspire & support our vision to create better futures for the people of Hull.

Responsibilities of our Safeguarding and Wellbeing Officer:

Take responsibility on behalf of the organisation for day to day safeguarding management, following DfE statutory Guidance, specifically Keeping Children safe in Education. Promote a positive culture of information sharing which leads to effective safeguarding processes being followed.
Deliver small group/1:1 staff training as appropriate for internal staff who may require leadership, tools and upskilling to understand their responsibilities and signposting.
Work with local agencies and internal systems to ensure care plans, referrals, risk assessments and support plans are in place and supporting the young person.
Meet information sharing protocols and high-level communications to ensure families, students and the Hull College School team are informed and supported.
Work with the enrichment team to manage the student’s wellbeing and progress in personal development.
Take ownership as a team leader of the support agency outreach programmes and in school activities to support interventions and activities. To lead with the support team to progress the ELSA development work across the Hull College School
Work closely with the SEN and Behaviour Team leader to ensure a joint approach wo wellbeing and welfare leading to positive school experiences, timely interventions and impactful restorative actions by all. Work with individuals and or groups of learners who require additional support both in classroom-based activities and out of class.
Work with individual learners to improve their life skills, enabling transition into post 16 options. Implementing strategies and supporting learners in self-esteem and confidence-building activities
Drawing up agreed action plans with learners, outlining the aims of mentoring, and monitoring their progress
Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of actions taken following concerns raised and closing off records on shared systems. Develop transition records and plans for new starts
Attend and contribute to regular whole staff and learning support team meetings.
Be involved in the marketing, promotion, recruitment and interviewing of students, including participating in open events, school tasters and enrolment events, amongst other activities.
Support with break, lunchtime and prompt start checks as per school rota.
What we’re looking for in our Safeguarding and Wellbeing Officer:

Safeguarding specialism (minimum Level 2)
Specialist qualifications to support wellbeing
Previous experience of safeguarding and wellbeing support
Able to work as a professional team member.  Able to liaise with tutors, employers, awarding bodies and other agencies
Able to work with students of all ages in classroom, workshop and one to one situation.
Enthusiastic and positive approach in all situations
If you have the skills and experience, we are looking for and would like to join us as our Safeguarding and Wellbeing Officer please click ‘Apply’ now, we’d love to hear from you!

Hull College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All colleagues are expected to contribute to the delivery of their safeguarding strategy and values. In addition, these posts require the colleague to undertake an enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that this post is subject to regulated activity.

We at Hull College prioritise digital proficiency; all new staff should either be skilled or open to training, looking forward to hearing from you on the last point.

Please be aware that this vacancy may close earlier dependent on the level of applications received so if you do wish to be considered we recommend that you complete the application as promptly as possible.

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