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Designated Safeguarding Adviser

Job details
Posting date: 11 June 2024
Salary: £30,488.00 to £32,342.00 per year, pro rata
Additional salary information: 30488 - 32342
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 09 July 2024
Location: Reading, RG1 4HJ
Company: Vacancy Filler
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: JUN20246211


Who we are:
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.
About the role:
We are looking to expand our safeguarding team, by recruiting designated Safeguarding Advisers 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 position working 37 hours a week during term time (0.84 FTE), based at our Reading College Campus.
What do you need to be successful as a Safeguarding Adviser at Activate Learning?
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.
About you
You will have previous experience in a similar role, either in social work, youth work, safeguarding or care setting
The ideal candidate will have:

Level 3 qualified
Completed Advanced Safeguarding training in the last two years.

Why work with the Activate Learning Group?
Here are some of our benefits:

Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
Generous annual leave entitlement
Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
Specialised support and development for teaching staff
Access to qualified coaches for all staff
Leadership and Management development programmes
Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Westfield Health Cash Plan and Everymind app
Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
Employee resource groups
Employee Assistance Programme
Cycle to work scheme
Refer a friend vacancy incentive
Access to student discount programmes

Applicants should apply at the earliest opportunity, closed vacancies will prevent application form submission.
Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis, we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts.
Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and expect all our 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, we do not sponsor work permits. Work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.
Applications are encouraged from all candidates who meet or exceed minimum criteria, 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.
Recruitment agencies who submit unsolicited CVs to any partner or employee at Activate Learning, have no authority to enter into an arrangement. Recruitment agencies engaging with Activate Learning Talent Team will be on our PSL.