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Safeguarding Assistant

Working hours:This is a permanent, term-time position working 37 hours per week (plus four additional weeks during the year)
Salary:The actual starting salary for this role is £17,972.
Opening date:Friday 15 May 2020
Closing date:8:00am on Monday 8 June 2020

Thank you for your interest in this post at WQE.

We believe that this is a particularly exciting time to be joining us, offering a real opportunity to make a difference in this thriving and vibrant Sixth Form College.  We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work with students; their academic and wider achievements, their learning experiences, the support they receive in relation to their academic progress, their learning environment and their wider experience of College life.  The College operates across two closely located campuses, the larger campus next to the University of Leicester on University Road and a smaller campus at Regent Road.

The College is seeking to recruit a Safeguarding Assistant to work directly with the Associate Principal Students and Welfare, as part of the Safeguarding Team. This newly created post will develop and support the College safeguarding structure, keeping safeguarding records up to date and accurate, liaising with students, staff and external agencies to ensure appropriate communication. At a time when safeguarding is an ever changing challenge, we seek to add new capacity to our safeguarding team in this vital role.

This role will provide a broad variety of tasks and challenges but at the same time the successful applicant will be supported by a close knit and highly functioning team. The Safeguarding Team has evolved tremendously in this academic year and we seek to continue to improve as we move into the next academic year, this is great time to join a team with a great ambition and passion for student safety and wellbeing.

This is a permanent, term-time position working 37 hours per week (plus four additional weeks during the year), commencing asap.  The salary will be on the Sixth Form Colleges’ Support Staff pay scale 22-25 which ranges from £18,780 to £20,765 per annum pro rata. The actual starting salary for this role is £17,972.  A defined benefit pension scheme is also offered as part of the remuneration package for this appointment.


If you wish to apply for this post please return the completed application form including the personal details and equality and diversity monitoring forms.

Please do not submit a separate CV. Only information on the application form will be used in the selection process.

Completed applications must be returned by 8.00am on Monday 8th June 2020.  Interviews for successful candidates will be held w/c 22nd June 2020 and due to the current restrictions due to Covid-19, these interviews may be virtual.  Full details will be emailed out to candidates.

Please return all completed applications via e-mail only to

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Applicant Information – Safeguarding Assistant

Job Description & Person Specification – Safeguarding Assistant

Short-listed applicants may be contacted via telephone, and therefore it is essential that appropriate contact numbers are included within the application.

WQE is an Equal Opportunities Employer

All appointments will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

If you have not received further communication from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Finally, I would like to thank you again for your interest in this post and I hope that we may hear from you in due course.

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