Designated Safeguarding Lead
(Full-time, All Year Round, Fixed term contract for 12 months)
Berkshire College of Agriculture is looking for a dedicated Designated Safeguarding Lead with pastoral experience to support our students, safeguard them against any harms, and keep them safe in education. Working alongside the other DSLs, Pastoral Support staff and teaching staff to ensure high levels of safeguarding across the college.
This is a highly valued and responsible position requiring a team player who is self-motivated and willing to respond enthusiastically in an organisation that has high expectations of all colleagues. The successful candidate would be joining a strong, diverse and forward thinking team who have excellent relationships with students, colleagues, parents/carers and external stakeholders and professions.
This is a non-teaching full time post and the successful candidate must have the ability to multitask and experience of working with young people is essential. You must be able to build effective and positive relationships with all stakeholders.
BCA is a popular and expanding FE college with a strong land-based heritage. We have an excellent record of academic and pastoral achievement and pride ourselves in creating a caring and respectful ethos where every student is important. If you have excellent organisational skills, can prioritise your workload and are an active listener who encourages development and champions achievement, you’ll thrive in this learner-focused role.
To apply for this exciting role, please read the attached job description and complete the application form which can be downloaded from FE jobs or found under ‘How to Apply’ on the ‘Work For Us’ page of our website. Completed applications forms can be uploaded directly by selecting ‘Apply Now’ or emailed to the HR Department. For any queries, please contact the HR team who will be happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!
Closing Date: Midnight on Wednesday 27th October 2021
Interview Dates: Thursday 4th and Friday 5th November 2021
Reasons to join us
• Generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme
• A wide range of learning and career opportunities
• Cycle to work and local business employee corporate discount schemes
• Free on-site parking
• Various health and wellbeing benefits (including free use of the College gym)
Commitment to Safeguarding
BCA is committed to equal opportunities for all whilst safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students; all posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.
BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.