Student Enrichment Officer

MidKent College

  • £23,088 - £27,225 / year
  • Gillingham / South East
  • Permanent
  • Part Time
Posted 3 days ago
You will be supporting enrichment activities for all levels of learners across the College, acting as a key contact for both staff and students and an integral part of the Student Support Services team, maintaining a highly visible presence across all curriculum areas and the campus, greeting students as they arrive at College, encouraging, supporting and leading by example to inspire a sense of responsibility and community in learners, in order to enhance overall student College experience in support of the College’s core values. 
In addition the post holder will liaise across a variety of College teams to provide appropriate internal interventions, in order to ensure the best possible learner outcomes for individual students and vulnerable cohorts. 


Main Responsibilities and Duties

 The following is an indication of the type and level of the main priorities expected of this role as directed by your line manager and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties or tasks:  
1.    Act as an integral part of the Student Support Services team, setting clear expectations around behaviour and conduct through induction, enrichment and themed weeks linked to Equality and Diversity, local, regional and national priorities and working with students to empower them to manage and monitor their own behaviour in and around College. 
2.    Encourage and appropriately challenge students in demonstrating the College’s values and developing and maintaining good practice regarding punctuality, behaviour and independent study, dealing with low level disruptive behaviour appropriately and in line with College policies and procedures and act as a role model for students. 
3.    Provide advice and support to students directly in relation to behavioural and conduct queries and issues, liaising with curriculum staff regarding issues relating to student behaviour and conduct and working closely with College Security and other relevant staff in relation to escalated behaviour and disciplinary issues relating to gross misconduct. 
4.    Manage a small caseload of students identified as ‘at-risk’ due to low level concerns, monitoring performance and attendance, in order to maximise achievement and refer to wider student support services for targeted and timely intervention. 
5.    Oversee and monitor the Student Zones on a regular basis, offering a variety of enrichment activities within the social zones and contribute towards the management of student behaviour and conduct. 
6.    Support the Student Engagement Coordinator to plan and host events relating to the College’s enrichment strategy by designing and delivering enrichment sessions that support student’s personal development, behaviour and attitudes. 
7.    Liaise with PPT’s and Curriculum staff to identify and implement strategies to raise student performance and achievement. 
8.    Liaise with the Intervention Team and the Student Welfare Team, to signpost students to the range of support services available to them including financial, academic, social and emotional issues which may be having a detrimental effect on their studies. 
9.    Regularly attend curriculum team meetings to discuss attendance, behaviour, student conduct and ‘at-risk’ students. In addition all post holders will be required trained to act as Fire Marshals and First Aiders.  

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, team player who would like to make a positive impact on the student experience within the college environment. We are looking for individuals who relish working in a fast-paced environment working in a student facing role to empower students to enhance their personal development engaging in extracurricular activities.

You will have 4 passes at GCSE level or equivalent standard, including English and maths and a Safeguarding Qualification at Level 2 or a willingness to work towards one.

It will be desirable that you have experience of working in an FE/ Secondary education environment, and knowledge and experience of working with disadvantaged and disengaged young people. You will have responsibility for the promotion of equality and diversity issues with young people and recognising and dealing with student welfare and safeguarding needs.
If you enjoy planning and delivery events, activities, clubs and societies then this is the role for you!

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