Pupil Welfare Officer

Closing date for application: 02/10/2020 9:00am

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

Permanent (40 hours per week) 4 days per week 8.30am – 5.00pm across Monday to Friday plus evening and weekend cover on a rota basis during term time

Reporting to the Designated Safeguarding Lead you will be expected to provide support in all areas of day-to-day welfare and support for vulnerable pupils; liaising with parents, external agencies and services and supporting vulnerable pupils.

You should be able to cope with periodic peaks in workload, stay calm under pressure and demonstrate discretion and confidentiality whilst adhering to professional boundaries.  You must be a competent administrator with a keen eye for detail and first-class organisational skills.

Experience of working in a pastoral context, social work related role and/or working with external agencies essential.  Previous boarding school experience desirable.  Previous child protection training essential and the successful candidate will be expected to achieve a level 3 in Child Protection prior to taking up the role if they do not already hold this.

Benefits include a stakeholder pension scheme for eligible staff, free on-site parking, free lunch during term-time and low cost membership of the on-site Sports Centre.

Applications should be received by 9:00am on Friday 2nd October 2020, although applications will be reviewed as they are received and we reserve the right to appoint before this date.

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

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