Student Safety Engagement Officer (Term Time – 40 weeks per year)

This is a very important role.

Alun Francis, our Principal, says :” This is a very important appointment, the Student Services Department is central to our plans for the future, and we are looking for high calibre candidates. We want people who love their profession, are committed to providing high quality support to students, colleagues and the wider college. We are investing in the facilities, employer relationships and the skills and knowledge of our staff. We are looking for people who will respond to this, love the learners and enjoy the challenges and benefits of working at Oldham College”.

Michelle Royle, Head of Student Services, says “This role is key to foster and promote a culture of positive student engagement and experience, whilst providing high quality customer service in relation to campus safety. It has proved to be a successful and pivotal role in the overall support for learners and in keeping our campus a safe place to work and learn. It is a unique role that spans the whole of the college, working with students, staff and support colleagues”.

Oldham College is a medium sized general further education college, with a turnover of almost £25m. It has one main campus in the centre of town, and this in the third phases of a £40m redevelopment which began in 2012. Higher education is taught on a second, dedicated campus, a short walk away. The College delivers a full range of work related education and training, including 16-18 programmes of study, T levels, apprenticeships, adult learning and higher education. It has over 5000 full-time students and 600 undergraduates.

The College is in the top quartile for 16-18 programmes of study and English GCSE resits, and in apprenticeship provision, but is the second highest performing provider Greater Manchester. The quality of its higher education provision is better than many established universities.

The Role:

The Safety Engagement team consist of 5 officers and one Team Leader.

The teams purpose is to engage with learners which can involve supporting tutors in the classrooms or being present and available in the building areas. They work closely with teaching staff, Safeguarding and Support staff to promote inclusion and ensure as many of the students as possible are supported to stay in and achieve at the college.

The role is split between engaging with learners and keeping the campus safe. This can include incident management support, first aid responses and providing support and guidance in large scale site safety issues.

The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

The closing date is 7th March 2021.

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