Safeguarding Officer

Activate Learning
Banbury,United Kingdom
£25,000 - £30,000 Per Year
08 Jun 2022 14:54
29 Jun 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Contract Type
Term Time

Safeguarding Officer

We are looking to expand our safeguarding team, by recruiting designated Safeguarding Officers to work with our existing team of professionals to offer front-line support, immediate and professional advice and guidance to young people and adults through some of the most significant challenges they may encounter.

You will be required to meet learners and triaging support needs, making referrals to internal and external agencies such as College counsellors, the police, social services, youth services or mental health services. 

In addition, you will be required to advise our teaching teams and faculty staff on the appropriate actions to take to best meet the needs of the students under the support of the safeguarding team and building/maintaining close working relationships with families of students under the support of the safeguarding team.

This is a permanent, full time, term time only position based at our Banbury College Campus.


What do you need to be successful in this role?

You will have extensive knowledge and an excellent understanding of the safeguarding policies and regulations and to ensure next steps are always taken appropriately and professionally. You will have the ability to provide comprehensive records to track the progress of safeguarding work and to ensure we meet the statutory and legislative procedures.

The successful candidates will be able to use a person-centred approach, show compassion and empathy, handle confidential information, build rapport and trust in individuals to assess whether they are at risk of harm from others or themselves.

Ideally, you will have previous experience in a similar role, either in social work, youth work, safeguarding or care setting and you will be level three qualified and have completed Advanced Safeguarding training in the last two years.


What are the benefits of this role? 

There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. You will have a comprehensive development program as part of induction together with peer-to-peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success. 

We offer a buddy system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate. 


What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group? 

At Activate Learning, we see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.

Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.


Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.