Post: Residential Support Officer
Hours: 37 hours per week, to be worked on a shift rota basis including evenings, nights and weekends (either 40 weeks per year during term time or 52 weeks per year).
Salary: £23,500 plus £2,000 market supplement per annum.
Location: Hadlow College
Hadlow College, one of the North Kent College campuses, provides residential accommodation to help students fully engage in their studies.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Residential team as a Residential Support Officer, working on a shift rota basis including evenings, nights and weekends during term times when students are in residence.
If you would like to live on site, we can also offer you accommodation.
With an appreciation of working with young people living independently, often for the first time, you will have responsibility for ensuring the physical safety and wellbeing of students living in residential accommodation. You will also work collaboratively to ensure positive engagement of residential students in all aspects of college life including participating in the delivery of a student-centred, diverse and exciting programme of engagement in a personal and social development programme, which includes learner voice, the Student Union, enrichment and health and wellbeing activities.
As safeguarding is paramount, you will have an excellent understanding of student safeguarding and welfare including the relevant legislation and the National Minimum Standards for residential provision.
You will also be educated to a minimum level 3 in a related discipline i.e. social care, mentoring, informal education or youth work and hold a minimum level 2 qualification in English and Maths.
Experience of working in an education and/or residential setting would be an advantage as will an understanding of the barriers that can impact student engagement in further and higher education.
Strong organisational skills, excellent communication and a high standard of computer literacy are also essential requirements as well as the ability to relate to students across all levels of study and the ability to build professional relationships with staff in college and with community partners.
In return, you can look forward to an excellent benefits package including 33 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata), local government pension scheme, life assurance, free parking and onsite restaurants. In addition to the above, you will enjoy discounts on college related provision e.g. gym membership and beauty treatments.
To apply and for any further information, please look to visit the College website.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 26th March
North Kent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and all staff have a responsibility to share and maintain this commitment. In line with the requirements of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, appropriate safeguarding checks (including an enhanced DBS check) will be undertaken on all individuals selected for appointment. Posts at the College, a specified establishment where the work gives opportunity for contact with children, are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to complete and submit prior to their interview a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Further guidance / information from the Ministry of Justice can be found on GOV.UK.