Job Description

About the job

Head of Safeguarding and Student Wellbeing

Attractive Remuneration Package

Chelmsford, Essex

Writtle University College (WUC) is one of the oldest specialist institutions in the UK and offers a range of land-based, animal and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships. WUC attracts students locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Located across 150 picturesque hectares, WUC’s facilities and resources play a big part in enhancing the student learning experience, enabling both theory and practical skills whilst studying. We are deeply committed to ensuring that our students maximise their potential and recognise that every single one of them has different requirements and career ambitions.

The Head of Safeguarding and Student Wellbeing is a critical leadership position which will support WUC’s students to fulfil their potential as individuals and enable them to be active participants in their own educational experiences and the transformational opportunities available to them. Reporting to the Director of HR & Student Services, you will contribute to the development and implementation of a new Wellbeing Strategy for WUC, which draws from sector good practice and encourages a forward-thinking whole community approach. You will lead student wellbeing and inclusion services to provide an outstanding professional and proactive specialist support service for students, within a wider safe, healthy, and inclusive environment.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with substantial safeguarding experience and in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation, policy, procedures, and good practice regarding students, ideally from a Further or Higher Education environment. You will have a successful track record of leading improvements and implementing best practice in safeguarding and supportive, enabling student services with a thorough understanding of mental health difficulties, care pathways and services. You will possess excellent relationship-building skills, a personal ethos of excellent service and the expertise to further develop our safeguarding and wellbeing team.

This role will be based from our Chelmsford campus. Smart hybrid working arrangements are being trialed at WUC and can be discussed further at interview

If applying for the role , please quote reference 2722.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 25th February 2022.

Safeguarding Statement: Writtle University College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

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