There has never been a more exciting time to join Oldham College. In January 2019 we were confirmed by OFSTED as a “Good College”.
The OFSTED report stated that we are regarded as a “Good” across every area: “Our quality of teaching, learning and assessment are good”, “overall achievement has improved” and “we continue to nurture the culture of inclusion across the college. Staff, learners and apprentices embrace and promote equality of opportunity and celebrate diversity”.
Come and join Oldham College in its ambition to become “Outstanding” and the “Best Place to Learn and Work” across all of our provision.
We are looking for:
Youth Work Officer
£20,000+ pro rata/circa (subject to experience)
We are a local college with a reputation for dynamism, success and providing a high level of technical and vocational education and training.
We embrace and encourage all those who are driven to better themselves, achieve their goals and reach new heights.
Overall we have around 5,500 full-time students in the College and 700 in our University Campus.
JOINING OUR JOURNEY
When you join our college, our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities:
• Generous Pension Scheme
• 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
Youth Work Officer (term time 40 weeks)
We are looking for professional youth workers who have extensive experience of engaging young people in order to maximise their potential.
You will work directly with students from across the College, supporting Faculties with a range of engagement strategies, designing and promoting activities for students in response to raising attendance and punctuality.
You will work collaboratively with Faculty staff, Student Welfare Officers, Safeguarding and Safety and Engagement teams in providing a safe and trusting environment for students to flourish. You will carry out home visits, parental/guardian liaison and attend wider community based visits to support and engage with students effectively. You will have the opportunity to support community outreach initiatives designed to support recruitment in line with College targets, attend partnership meetings, case conferences and reviews when needed.
Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.
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.
Oldham College 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.