Safeguarding Officer- Safeguarding and Looked After Students
- Access to Additional Annual Leave
- Access to NUS/TOTUM Discount
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Annual Travel Passes Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Employee Assistance Helpline
111 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7HB
Location: The Hub
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A place to thrive
Being part of Nottingham College means playing a vital part in helping thousands of people reach their potential. Together, we’re making a positive difference to our learners, to our communities and to each other. We’re building better futures, for others and for ourselves. Here, you’ll have the freedom to work in a way that suits you, the support to thrive and the opportunity to shape your career.
Who we need
We are looking for someone to undertake a dedicated safeguarding role dealing with safeguarding referrals and associated case load work. They must:
- Make decisions in accordance with legislation and guidance to safeguard students and staff, liaising with external agencies as necessary.
- Develop and lead the running of the cross-College Safeguarding Network, to share best practice and continually improve the College’s approach to safeguarding.
- To attend, or co-ordinate attendance at, a range of external meetings - including child protection conferences, core groups, child in need meetings, ensuring adherence to the guidelines and requirements for attending such meetings.
- Support Looked After Students and attend PEP and LAC reviews.
What you’ll bring
The ideal candidate must be committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students and have good knowledge around supporting Looked After Students.
- Experience of carrying out a substantial safeguarding role to include dealing with a range of issues such as abuse, neglect, radicalisation, CSE.
- Highly developed knowledge of current safeguarding legislation, statutory and other related guidance.
- Proven track record or working with complex issues of a difficult and sensitive nature.
- Experience of developing and delivering enrichment, wellbeing or student voice services.
- Excellent communication, negotiating, mediating and interpersonal skills, in particular, an ability to build relationships with young people, parents/carers, colleagues and professionals.
For further details on this post which the job description and person specification cannot answer for you, please contact Natalie Stokes on 07973872257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews are planned for: 4th December 2023.
A place to belong
Join a diverse, vibrant community of over 1,300 staff and feel welcome from day one. Whether it’s enjoying a cuppa and a chat at our Wellness Cafes, collaborating with your colleagues or making the most of the facilities on our campuses, this is a place you can feel involved, connected and supported. With an attractive benefits package including 35 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, access to a generous pension scheme and perks package, this is a place where you will feel valued and where you can grow and develop. It’s a place where you can share your ideas, work with people from all kinds of backgrounds and together, make a positive difference.
Be a part of a dynamic and diverse team that thrives on innovation, creativity, and outstanding outcomes. Our aim is for our workforce to mirror the rich diversity of the individuals and communities we serve, creating an environment where a range of experiences, skills, and viewpoints are valued. Within our inclusive workplace, everyone is given the opportunity to belong. As part of this we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that successful candidates may need.
Nottingham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks including employer references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.
For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.