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Safeguarding Manager

Reference: NOV20231525
Expiry date: 2023-12-04 09:00:00.000
Location: Sim Balk Lane campus
Salary: £41,533 Per Annum
Benefits: Please see staff benefits attachment
Attachments: Jobdescription.docx

Safeguarding Manager

Ref: 2324/054

Hours: 37 hours per week (1.0 fte)
Salary: £41,533 per annum. Plus generous benefits. These include: 

•    48 days annual leave per year (including bank holidays and efficiency closures) 
•    Generous Occupational Pension Scheme

About the role
As a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Deputy DSL), you will report to the Director of Student Experience (DSL) and work with other managers across the College to ensure that the College has highly effective safeguarding processes that support staff, students, and apprentices to remain safe. 
You will take operational responsibility for safeguarding and child protection across the College, ensuring that it complies with the most up to date version of Keeping Children Safe in Education, the Prevent Duty, and any other relevant legislation. You will ensure that safeguarding has a high profile and that staff at all levels are aware of and fulfil their responsibilities for keeping the College community safe.  

About the person
You will possess a strong understanding of safeguarding and ‘Prevent’ gained by at least three years work experience at middle or junior management level within an education or related setting. Experience of liaising with statutory agencies and relevant stakeholders, and being responsible for devising and implementing successful strategies to embed safeguarding and ‘Prevent’ are also essential. 

You will have high level interpersonal skills and ability to work with a range of people, and be able to analyse, monitor and review performance against targets. 
have. In terms of how you project yourself, you must be able to engender confidence and credibility amongst staff at all levels and with external agencies and stakeholders     

About the College
A college with an excellent track record for quality, we're amongst the top performers in the region.  We're one of the largest providers of A Level and vocational programmes for 16 to 19 year olds in the region. We also deliver a range of T Levels, Traineeships, Apprenticeships, degree level courses, working with over 1,000 employers, helping them to meet their current and future skills needs. 

We are proud of our excellent achievement rates for students at all levels, as well as our outstanding student progression into higher-level study and employment.

York College is proud to be part of a consortium of colleges and employers developing the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT), designed to increase higher level technical skills for employers.

With a vibrant working environment, excellent transport links to the city centre and surrounding area, plus on-site parking, you will find York College to be fulfilling and supportive place to work. As a member of College staff you will have full use of the College facilities including free gym membership at the Athletic Suite, our brand new state of the art gym.
Please check out our website here: www.yorkcollege.ac.uk

Want to know more? 
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Chris Leng, Director of HR, at CLeng@yorkcollege.ac.uk / 01904 770396.

Important Notices

1.    The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 
The College is exempt from the provisions of the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974, by virtue of the fact that postholders have access to children and young people, and to vulnerable adults. 

In such circumstances, York College is legally entitled to ask applicants for details of all convictions, and cautions irrespective of whether they are ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’. This means that you must disclose all convictions and cautions in your application.     

2.    Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
We take the safety of our learners extremely seriously, and to ensure no unsuitable persons are employed, all successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check, regardless of the role they undertake. For regulated roles (e.g. those roles providing teaching, training, instructing, advice and guidance, or supervision of children, or providing personal care to vulnerable adults) it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children or to vulnerable adults. 

3.    Online Search of Shortlisted Candidates
Please note we will undertake online searches of all shortlisted candidates, to identify any candidates who may give cause for concern in relation to learner safety.

Please note that we do not accept CV applications. If you are viewing this vacancy through any job board then please go to our website www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/job-vacancies and apply using our application form.

Most correspondence regarding vacancies will be sent via email, so please check your emails regularly for updates on your application. We would also advise to check your junk/spam folder as some emails may end up here depending on your mail provider settings.

Closing date: 4 December 2023 (9am)
Interviews: 19 December 2023 

We are deeply committed to diversity and inclusion and wish to have a diverse workforce. We positively welcome applicants from all under-represented groups, including minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities. We are proud to be affiliated to the Black Leadership Group (BLG).

As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff.  York College has signed up to the ‘Mindful Employer’ charter for employers who are positive about mental health.  We are also a certified Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.