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Safeguarding Officer

In an environment where the safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is a central theme in all that we do, we are looking for a dedicated individual to join our team in this key role.

We are looking for someone to play an active part in a growing student welfare and wellbeing team to support our students.

Key elements of this role include;

  • Support the College Safeguarding & Wellbeing Coordinators in the management of safeguarding cases.
  • Work with other cross college services to identify vulnerable students and encourage engagement with available support.
  • Provide advice, guidance, support and signposting to external services as required.
  • Work as one of the College Safeguarding Officers, implementing the college’s safeguarding and child protection policy and procedures.
  • Daily monitoring and management of wellbeing and student needs. This incorporates the safeguarding referral system, follow-up and contact by telephone and/or in writing with learners, parents, carers, agencies, and other responsible workers to ensure excellent student engagement levels.
  • Work with the curriculum teams, student services, student support officer, learning support and personal development tutors to identify and prioritise vulnerable learners early to ensure appropriate support is in place to minimise risk of low attendance, low achievement and/or withdrawal.
  • Work with the Residential Coordinator to ensure that residential students are safeguarded.
  • Represent the College at multi-agency meetings which could be held at College, virtually or off site.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records using appropriate college systems e.g. Pro-Monitor, My Concern.

For the full requirements of the role, please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

The successful candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, abilities and qualities will include:

  • Minimum of grade C in GCSE Maths and English Language (or equivalent)
  • First Aid qualification or willing to work towards achieving this.
  • Safeguarding qualification or willing to work towards achieving this.
  • Previous experience of working with young people vulnerable adults.
  • Knowledge of systems and agencies that operate to support the care of young people.
  • Experience of presenting information (written and verbally) in a sensitive manner
  • Ability to collate facts using multiple sources of information and make appropriate recommendations
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Confident user of IT systems and/or ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Naturally resilient
  • Calm, well-mannered and emotionally balanced individual

For the full requirements of the role, please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

There are too many benefits to working at Moulton College to include them all. Aside from the location (Moulton is located in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside covering over 450 hectares, with a further 170 hectares rented as grazing for our livestock), Moulton College boasts a dedicated, skilled and experienced staff team and an aspirational student body. As a valued employee at Moulton College you will have access to:

  • 33 days annual leave, including public bank holidays and a maximum of 5 College closure days (pro rata for part-time)
  • High Street Discounts scheme with access to discounts at a host of retailers
  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme with an employer contribution of 23.7%)
  • Commitment to Continuing Professional Development of Moulton College employees
  • Access to 24/7 Support Line for employees and close family household members
  • A focused and committed Wellbeing group at the forefront of positive initiatives
  • Healthcare cash plan (subject to conditions)
  • On site gym
  • Discounted nursery fees
  • Free onsite parking
  • Cycle to work scheme (subject to conditions)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Online Payslips

We help new employees settle in through central College induction events and local induction activities. We also provide a range of essential information through our online learning packages. These cover various topics including Equality, Safeguarding, Health & Safety at Work, to name but a few.

Applications may be reviewed and shortlisted upon receipt. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

The College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Please note that, in line with current legislation, an online search will be undertaken as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates to prevent (or minimise the risk of) individuals being employed to work with young people who may be unsuitable to do so. Any specific concerns regarding any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, may then be discussed during the interview stage with the candidate.

All successful applicants will be required to undergo a range of checks in line with Keeping Children Safe In Education, including an enhanced background check conducted by the Disclosure & Barring Service prior to employment commencing.

To apply for this role, please download the college application form, complete and return via email to; these are located on the College website at; Alternatively email to request an application pack.

CV’s will not be considered.

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