Student Health & Wellbeing

North Lindsey College
DN17 1AJ, Scunthorpe
14 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a proactive and experienced health and wellbeing professional to be responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of support to ensure student retention, achievement, quality and inclusion.  Experience of supporting children and young people within a learning environment is essential. 

This post is full time. Hours of work 37 hours per week with the flexibility to work outside of normal office hours when necessary.

The post holder will have responsibility for:

  • Acting as the organisation's Child Protection Officer
  • Effectively supervising the Safeguarding and Counselling Team
  • Liaising and engaging with a diverse range of students regarding their welfare, support, guidance, conduct, complaints and conflict resolution.
  • Liaising closely with internal and external stakeholders, parents/carers, contacts and networks.
  • Delivering safeguarding related training

With evidence of relevant professional experience and strong interpersonal skills you will have the ability to effectively and efficiently deliver a range of highly flexible support services to meet the changing needs of a variety of students. An understanding of the needs of individuals and the ability to provide responsive support and be part of preventative strategies to better equip staff and students is therefore important.

We are looking for proactive and experienced health and wellbeing professional with:

  • Experience of working with and supporting children or adults who are facing wellbeing issues and have a history of finding creative and appropriate solutions.
  • The proven ability to investigate allegations, incidents and complaints
  • The ability to resolve complex and/or sensitive situations in a professional manner.
  • The ability to recognise those in potential distress and signpost/draw on other resources for assistance, support or further interventions.
  • The ability to work flexibly and demonstrate teamwork and team leadership.
  • Up to date with the latest legislation, policy and best practice you will fully understand when to make independent decisions and when to seek advice and support.
  • A positive approach in the face of adversity, calm and resilient
  • Experience of delivering both reactive and proactive support to students on issues related to health and wellbeing

Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday, 3rd November 2016

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Catherine Griffith (Head of Student Support & Inclusion) on 01724 294171.

For further details and an application form please visit the College website

We reward our staff with a great benefits package. From generous holidays to excellent development opportunities, it's great to work at North Lindsey College.

North Lindsey College is within commutable distance from Doncaster, Hull, Grimsby, Sheffield and Lincoln.

All employees must be willing to apply for DBS clearance.

We are recognised as a disability confident employer and also positively encourage applications from all ethnic backgrounds