Safeguarding and Welfare Manager

University College of Estate Management (UCEM)

  • Salary £30,857 pa (£40,000 FTE) plus benefits
  • Berkshire / Hybrid
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 1 week ago

Safeguarding and Welfare Manager

Part time (27 hrs/wk), permanent

Split place of work between Horizons (Reading, Berkshire) and Home

Salary £30,857 pa (£40,000 FTE) plus benefits

Applicants are required to submit a current CV, cover letter or email, and a Recruitment Check Form which can be found on our website.

 We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic and fast-paced Disability and Welfare Team. We are looking for a Safeguarding and Welfare Manager to support and promote UCEM’s safeguarding provision, ensuring UCEM’s adherence to statutory and regulatory requirements. You will act as UCEM’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and manage the day to day running of the Safeguarding Team, providing support and training where required. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a real passion for supporting and safeguarding students in a Higher Education setting.


Your accountabilities and responsibilities include:

  • Act as Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for UCEM.
  • Develop and embed activities that will shape our institutional culture in relation to safeguarding, gender-based violence, harassment, hate crime and bullying.
  • Develop and deliver training for staff covering Safeguarding, Prevent, Bullying and Harassment and Specialist Safeguarding Lead training.
  • Provide guidance to staff who are managing safeguarding cases on the frontline.


Our main requirements:

  • Completed Designated Safeguarding Lead training within the last 2 years.
  • Experience of working in Safeguarding in the Further or Higher Education sector.
  • Experience of producing policies and procedures for a variety of audiences.
  • In depth knowledge of the challenges experienced by university students, particularly relating to mental health and welfare.
  • Ability to manage difficult situations sensitively, compassionately and in a timely manner.


At UCEM we expect employees to demonstrate our values: Passion, Integrity, Excellence and Support. Student satisfaction and success are our main drivers, and our people consistently report high levels of employee engagement; your contribution will be valued should you join us.


University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is a long-standing and leading provider of supported online education with a long-term ambition to be the world’s most sustainable university. Wellbeing and work-life balance are a priority for us, with flexible working arrangements and a generous holiday allowance amongst some of our key employee benefits.


For the full job specification and contact details:


TO APPLY: Please send your CV, covering letter/email, and Recruitment Check Form to by no later than Monday 22 July 2024 at noon.



Here at UCEM we champion equality, diversity, and inclusion in our workforce. We celebrate diversity and the strengths it brings to our staff body, our student community and our Board of Trustees, recognising that people are key to our success. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce, therefore we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds.

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