Student Wellbeing Coordinator
Bournemouth & Poole College has an exciting opportunity for aStudent Wellbeing Coordinator to join their team. This is a full-time role, offering a competitive salary of £25,837 per annum.
Bournemouth & Poole College are the largest provider of further education and apprentices within the area. We have around 11,000 students that are from across the UK and the world. Our passion is to ensure students are qualified, find jobs and can progress in their career. We are proud to say our apprenticeships training ranks in the top 30% of colleges and we work with over 2,000 business.
The Student Wellbeing Coordinator Role:
You will provide outstanding support to students, including working collaboratively with relevant external agencies and internal teams to support all ‘at risk’ students. You will be part of the team of deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, contributing to safeguarding/prevent activities including the design and delivery of related student and staff sessions.
Act as the line manager of a team of Student Welfare Coaches, Student Mental Health Coaches, Student Finance Advisors and Student Counsellors. As well as meet statutory obligations with the Local authorities, OFSTED and other authorities regarding all Safeguarding and Prevent promotions and activity.
Collect and analyse data to identify trends and to co-ordinate the delivery of support to meet identified needs.
As our Student Wellbeing Coordinator, you will:
- Support and improve student retention, attendance and achievement to students with identified needs
- Provide welfare support for students but in particular the children, leaving care and students under 19 living independently
- Coordinate the College response and actions to students who have Child Protection and Child in Need Plans
- Ensure that students who are identified as being ‘at risk’ due to poor attendance are offered appropriate support and guidance
- Design and provide a variety of services to students and staff to aid the improvement of behaviour in individuals
- Safeguard all students ‘using the College safeguarding procedures, make internal and external referrals
- Be a designated Deputy College Lead for safeguarding and coordinate the operational safeguarding team
- Line manage the Student Wellbeing strand including Student Health – Currently 10 staff in total.
- Be the College Anti-Bullying Champion, designing and delivering a programme of activities to complement this
- Monitor and disseminate information received from social care in relation to police reports of domestic violence.
- Maintain an up to date knowledge of current and new government welfare/wellbeing policies and initiatives
- Liaise closely with, and make referrals to, internal and external support departments and other professionals
- Support students facing disciplinary action, offering advice and attending disciplinary hearings as required.
The ideal Student Wellbeing Coordinator will need:
- Knowledge and understanding of emotional support needs of adolescents
- Ability to relate to and motivate young people and staff from diverse backgrounds and with diverse educational experiences
- Knowledge of external support services
- Principles of team leading and best practice to motivate teams
- Experience of supporting young people in post-16 education
- Experience of safeguarding
- Experience in identifying situations where referral is appropriate for staff and students
- Experience of line managing staff or volunteers
- Experience of leading a project with staff and students
- Experience working with social care and external agencies
- Experience of applying a knowledge of equality issues and implementing equal opportunities initiatives
- Qualification at level 4
- Level 3 safeguarding (DSO)
- Level 2 in English and Maths
Benefits will include:
- 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 after 5 years' service with the College
- up to 5 days leave during the Christmas closure period
- Free parking at all of our college sites (where spaces are available)
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
Closing date: 7 June 2020
If you feel you are the right candidate for this Student Wellbeing Coordinator role then please click ‘apply’ now! We’d love to hear from you!
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks which includes an enhanced DBS check as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.