Safeguarding & Behaviour Support Manager
Hereward College is a general further education college with a wholly specialist remit, located in Coventry. We offer inclusive provision with specialist facilities for students with a wide range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Safeguarding & Behaviour Support Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge base of safeguarding and safeguarding legislation and be currently operating as a Deputy or Designated Safeguarding Lead with experience of working with young people and adults. In addition, you will have experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour and be familiar with the strategies employed to support them. Knowledge of BILD accredited positive behaviour management training and experience of working with learners with special educational needs and disabilities is essential.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills who will be responsible for ensuring that we have effective safeguarding and behaviour management practices for all our young people. You will be a lateral thinker with a strategic vision but with an operational focus, working closely with professionals and key stakeholders to ensure quality service.
You will line manage a small team, ensuring that the day to day delivery of safeguarding and behaviour management is seamless. You will be responsible for the design and delivery of safeguarding training to parents, students and staff as required. You will have the ability to quickly establish positive relationships with learners and staff, liaising with cross-college teams to promote and maintain a positive safeguarding and behaviour culture. You should be able to combine your workload in demanding situations.
You will hold a Level 3 Safeguarding (DSL) qualification, a relevant degree, together with Level 2 qualifications (GCSE Grade A – C) or equivalent in English and Maths. If you are unable to evidence this, you will be required to undertake an online assessment to demonstrate that you are operating at level 2 in both subjects.
For further details and to apply, visit www.hereward.ac.uk and click the Careers link. Completed application forms and diversity monitoring forms for this post should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on 29th March 2019. The interviews and assessments for this role will take place on 8th and 9th April 2019.
This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to complete Enhanced DBS disclosure and provide referee details. Start dates will be conditional upon receipt of a satisfactory DBS check and references.
Whilst all applications are judged on merit alone, we would welcome applications from ethnic minority candidates as this section of the community is currently under-represented in our workforce. The College Is committed to supporting employees who experience mental health difficulties and is proud to display the Mindful Employer logo.