Yeovil College has been on an exceptional journey over the last seven years. Our College community is completely aligned, great people pulling in the same direction, who are making amazing things happen. Outcomes for learners that are some of the best in the Country, high financial performance which is enabling choices and the delivery of an exceptional student experience. Interconnected with our business community, we are focused on supplementing their prosperity for all of our benefit.
Yeovil as the principal town of South Somerset is set in beautiful countryside close to the wider South West and all of its benefits, making for a fulfilling work/life balance.
We have an exciting new opportunity for a Safeguarding Officer to join our busy Student Experience team. The successful candidate needs to have a good understanding of Safeguarding, be passionate about supporting learners, be confident and professional in keeping information confidential. Good time management skills and attention to detail are essential attributes for this role.
The key roles would be to provide a day-to-day response to safeguarding and wellbeing concerns to ensure learners are safe and secure, be proactive in safeguarding learners on campus and providing resources and learning via workshops and online tools to keep them safe on and off campus. You will work across our student body including further education, apprenticeships, and higher education to raise awareness of current themes including Prevent, County lines, CSE and domestic violence. You will ensure Safeguarding concerns are responded to in a timely manner and escalated as appropriate as well as other key areas set out in the job description.
This role is full time, 37 hours per week, all year round.
Please ensure that your application is completed in full, listing all qualifications from secondary school up to the most recent qualifications gained and a full employment history is stated from school until present day.
- 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays and Christmas closure
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Access to free staff car park
- On-going professional development
- Discount at high street and on-line retailers
Yeovil 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.
Potential applicants should be aware that all successful applicants will need to agree to and enhanced DBS check. Yeovil College follows the DBS Code of Practice which is available from the DBS website.