Student Safety and Liaison Officer

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, a Silver “TEF” assessment for our higher education provision, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer.

We are looking for:

  • 1 x Student Safety and Liaison Officer (Term Time – 40 weeks per year) 

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”.

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities:

  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Very generous holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon and The Grange Theatre both offering staff discounts

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.

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