14-16 Safety and Welfare Officer (Maternity Cover)

Discipline: Support Staff
Salary: £29,241 - £30,943
Contact email: r.griffiths@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
Job ref: 020743
Published: 13 days ago
Deadline for Application: 13 Jun 2024 23:59

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our 14-16 Provision as a Student Safety & Wellbeing Officer.


The successful candidate will work with learners in Year 10 and Year 11 who are accessing alternative education.  Learners will range in abilities and the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the range of skills to effectively engage these young people.  Learners accessing the provision often have additional needs, some of which are diagnosed and learners have an EHCP.  The provision predominantly caters for learners who have SEMH/EBD/ASD needs.


This is a full-time role working 37 hours per week. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide a first point of contact for staff and students with safeguarding, safety and wellbeing concerns
  • Support children at risk of harm
  • To make appropriate referrals to statutory bodies and other internal and external services based on assessed needs and risk.
  • To develop safety plans for children at ongoing risk of harm.
  • To implement best practices in relation to Safeguarding, Prevent and emotional well-being.
  • Support the welfare of students in association with the core safeguarding team. Follow-up incidents. Maintain detailed records including SchoolPod. Support sanctions where appropriate. Communicate with parents/carers.
  • To attend meetings with parents, multi-agency partners including Social Care and Early Help and College staff including, TAF, CIN meetings, CiC meetings, PEP meetings and all meetings deemed appropriate to the well-being of the students in the provision.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the College safeguarding/child protection policy is adhered to and concerns are raised per the policy.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports including confidential items, social care and medical information with and for relevant partner agencies.
  • Make arrangements for admission and leavers, including the transfer of documentation, in liaison with your line manager(s).
  • Effectively use recognised systems of student information recording and retrieval including SchoolPod/Intuition.
  • Maintenance of accurate, objective and swiftly timed reports for College managers and multiagency partners.


For the full job description and person specification, please click here


The Ideal Candidate


Our ideal candidate will be learner and quality focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. You should be able to contribute to our journey to Outstanding, creating a positive working and study environment, and, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion should be embedded within your core values.


Education & Training

  • Level 2 Safeguarding Qualification.
  • GCSE 4 – 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in Maths or be prepared to pass a test prior to interview to demonstrate level 2 ability and then if appointed achieve within an agreed timescale
  • GCSE 4 - 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in English or be prepared to pass a test prior to interview to demonstrate level 2 ability and then if appointed achieve within an agreed timescale
  • A Teaching or Youth Work Qualification is desirable but not essential


  • Successful experience working with young people on a 1:1 and group basis to achieve their goals (in education, youth work or a community setting)
  • Proven experience of working with parents/carers of young people
  • Experience in supporting young people and/or vulnerable adults at risk of harm
  • Experience working in partnership with external agencies, for example, Children’s Services, Social Services or the Police
  • Experience in agreeing support plans with individuals


For an informal discussion about the role, please email recruit@bradfordcollege.ac.uk


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised.


Bradford College

At Bradford College our ambition is to transform the lives of our learners, help them to aim higher and support them to achieve their goals.

Located in the heart of Bradford, we offer a wide range of courses at varying levels, with something to suit everyone. Undergraduate to postgraduate and professional qualifications to distance learning and short community courses.

Our aim is to attract and retain knowledgeable, passionate and focused individuals who can inspire, motivate and support both learners and colleagues. With a can-do attitude and desire for continuous self-improvement, you could make a difference to the lives of everyone at Bradford College.

Benefits of working at Bradford College:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – equivalent to 30 days holidays, plus bank holidays
  • Additional college closure days, including 2-week Christmas closure
  • Local government pension scheme, with a generous 18% employer contribution
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Career progression opportunities – 54% of all vacancies are filled internally
  • Free sports and gym facilities
  • Free wellbeing initiatives and access to our exclusive staff indoor and outdoor wellbeing space
  • Confidential employee assistance service and on-site mental health first aiders
  • Access to Bradford College benefits hub, offering retail, travel, leisure and dining discounts and cashback
  • Discounts on greener travel – cycle to work scheme & local MetroCard and Northern Rail discounts
  • Access to hair and beauty treatments in our student-led Signature Spa
  • On-site dining facilities, including our award-winning Grove restaurant
  • A host of training development opportunities
  • Fantastic campus facilities, a short walk to public transport links in the heart of the City of Culture 2025
  • The opportunity to work for an organisation that is truly committed creating a better future for all through education and training.


For full details please click  here 

*If you have the drive to further develop your skills and abilities, you will be given the support and opportunities you need to enhance your career. This includes access to in-house training and CPD, professional and academic qualifications and mentoring.


Bradford College is committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our staff and student body. We promote applications across all sections of the community, recognising the benefits a diverse workforce can bring and therefore particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in our workforce.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken for this post including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that social media checks will also be undertaken during the recruitment process.


Please be aware it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children and vulnerable adults.