Attractive benefits for this post include 35 days’ annual leave per year plus bank holidays and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Our Intensive Support team plays a pivotal role in providing support for some of our most vulnerable students that enables them to engage, achieve and progress in their studies. We are seeking to appoint an experienced manager to lead, support and develop this service. You will be highly motivated with excellent communication skills and considerable expertise and practitioner skills in safeguarding/child and/or vulnerable adult protection, Prevent, mental health and wellbeing issues.
You will be a Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Officer, overseeing the implementation and the day-to-day management of child protection & safeguarding processes whilst ensuring the young person is placed at the centre of decision-making.
You will need a data focussed skillset, to ensure the effective and timely recording, collation, and secure storage of safeguarding information and data, across the College ensuring that legislation is adhered to and that risk is minimised. It will be key that you maximise the use of management information to ensure the college is proactive in its support for students, to identify opportunities for innovation and shares best practice.
You will work closely the Head of Student Experience to make a positive impact on the wellbeing of our students by developing and implementing a cross college mental health strategy. The successful applicant will also coordinate individualised assessment activity, provide counselling support to a small caseload of students, supervision to staff members and plan, coordinate or deliver training on a range of wellbeing topics.
The ability to build honest, open and challenging business relationships both internal and externally is essential, as is the ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure.
Sunderland College has an exciting future and we are looking for someone who wants to be part of our transformation. Our campuses are based across Sunderland and Hartlepool and we are the largest multi campus College in the North East. Annually the College delivers education and training to 13,500 students ranging in age from 14-16, 16-18, 19 years and above. Delivery spans all education routes including GCSEs and A Levels, professional and technical education, apprenticeships, higher education and commercial activity.
In the last few years the College has been inspected and achieved ‘good’ with strong features, we recently won a national Beacon Award for our approaches to Employer Engagement, a reflection of the value we place on collaboration and partnerships. We have also achieved TEF Silver for our Higher education teaching and learning. We are Matrix Accredited for our IAG Services and work closely with the NE LEP to embed the Gatsby Good Career Benchmarks across the region as lead college in the North East Ambition: Careers Hub. The College has also recently achieved Continuing Excellence for the Better Health at Work Award.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate, in their personal statement, practical examples of how they fulfil the person specification.
Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.
All applications must be received by 12:00 noon on Friday 27 July 2018
It is anticipated that interviews will take place during the week commencing 13 August 2018.
We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.