Welfare Officer

Eastern Colleges Group
£21,080 - £23,173 Per Year
16 Jul 2021 14:24
28 Jul 2021 23:59
WSC 213207
Further Education
Job Level
Pastoral, Student / Learner Services
Contract Type
Full Time, Term Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Welfare Officer

Welfare Officer

37 hours per week, 38 weeks of the year, term time only


£21,080 - £23,173 (to be pro rata'd for term time) depending on experience

Are you passionate and driven by keeping children safe in education? Can you advise and point towards advise services on student welfare issues? Then join our welfare team who offer a vital part of the student experience. Welfare officers are key in resolving barriers to a student accessing education.

You will be required but not limited to:

  • You will provide advice and guidance to students with pastoral and welfare support needs.
  • Taking student referrals direct from students and staff throughout the college, prioritising according to need, vulnerability, and urgency of issue.
  • You will be responsible for managing safeguarding referrals and supporting students who at risk.
  • Manage a caseload of students experiencing Welfare issues through effective support, and information on other support services.

Essential criteria:  

  • NVQ3 Health and Social Care
  • Experience of delivering welfare advice in an educational, your or social service setting.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups in an educational, or similar, setting. Knowledge of the student fees, finance and funding. Experience of working with a range of partners and referring into their services. Current knowledge and experience of Welfare issues.
  • Strong background in welfare and safeguarding practice. The successful candidate will have experience in working in Child Protection, a multi-agency environment and experience of attending and participating in meetings.



For more information please contact recruitment@wsc.ac.uk

Please send a completed application form to recruitment@wsc.ac.uk , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: Wednesday 28th July

Interview Date: **Tuesday 3rd August**

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

 The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

 All data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 For more information about how we access and use your information please visit our website – www.wsc.ac.uk/privacy-and-terms



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