WELFARE OFFICER, STUDENT LIFE
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
£24,886/Yr · Internship · Internship
1,001-5,000 Employees · Education Administration Programs
About The Job-
Luminate Education Group Consists Of; Harrogate College (Hc), Keighley College (Kc), Leeds City College (Lcc), Leeds Conservatoire (Lc) And White Rose Academies Trust (Wrat). Luminate Education Group Is One Of The Fastest Improving And Most Innovative Education Groups In The Country.
What We Do
The Welfare Team Provides Advice And Support To Students On Issues Which May Affect Their Ability To Study And Progress. Removing Barriers To Learning Help Students Focus On Their College Life. We Are A Small Team, Part Of The Wider Student Engagement And Student Life Function Which Focuses On Supporting Students' Personal Development, Behaviours And Attitudes So They Can Have The Best Possible Experience. We Want Someone To Join Us Who Can Draw On Their Experience Of Professional Advice Giving, Wide Knowledge Of Welfare Issues And Links To Organisations To Empower Students To Make Informed Choices, Develop Strategies And Find Solutions To Issues That Are Impacting On Them.
What You Will Do
Is This The Role You Are Looking For If So Read On For More Details, And Make Sure To Apply Today.
Provide Advice Services To Students On Welfare Issues That May Be Creating A Barrier To Students Accessing Education.
Welfare Issues Include Money And Funding Issues, Benefit Problems And Housing And Homelessness.
Provide Advice Through Face-to-face Meetings, Telephone And Online Duty Service.
Take Student Referrals Directly From Students And Staff Throughout The College, Prioritising According To Need, Vulnerability And Urgency Of Issue.
Manage A Caseload Of Students Experiencing
Welfare Issues Through Effective Support, Information And Referral With The Aim Of Ensuring Students Attend, Achieve And Progress In Their Chosen Area.
Maintain Accurate And Up To Date Records Of Your Work
Experience Of Delivering Welfare Advice In An Education, Community Or Other Advice Setting, Particularly Working With Clients Experiencing Financial Hardship.
Knowledge Of Financial Support And Of Welfare Issues Which Can Be Barriers To Learning Or Progression And Experience Of Supporting Clients To Overcome These.
Experience Of Working With Vulnerable Groups In An Educational, Or Similar, Setting.
Knowledge Of Student Fees, Finance And Funding.
Experience Of Working With A Range Of Partners And Referring Into Their Services.
Current Knowledge And Experience Of Welfare Issues
Ability To Work Independently, Managing A Caseload And Also Develop And Promote The Service Offer At Individual Centres And Campuses.
A Little Bit About Luminate Education Group
Luminate Education Group Consists Of; Harrogate College (Hc), Keighley College (Kc), Leeds City College (Lcc), Leeds Conservatoire (Lc) And White Rose Academies Trust (Wrat). This Is An Exciting Time To Join This Rapidly Growing Education Group, With An Ofsted Grade Of 'good' With 'outstanding' Features, You Will Be Working At One Of The Fastest Improving And Most Innovative Education Groups In The Country.
Benefits & Rewards
We Have A Range Of Excellent Benefits And Rewards At Luminate Education Group, Including:
Annual Leave Entitlement Starting From 27 Days + 8 Bank Holidays And Up To 5 Discretionary College Closure Days At Christmas
Excellent Pension Schemes With The West Yorkshire Pension Fund And The Teachers’ Pension
Discounted Travel Cards For Those Who Regularly Use Public Transport Across The Region With Northern Rail And Metro
Exceptional Learning And Development Opportunities For All Of Our Staff
You Can Read About These Benefits, And Others In More Detail By Downloading The Staff Benefits Document Attached To This Vacancy.
Luminate Education Group Is Committed To The Safeguarding Of Children, Young People And Vulnerable Adults. We Expect All Staff And Volunteers To Share This Commitment.
All Successful Applicants Are Required To Complete All Mandatory Pre-employment Checks, Including:
Proof Of Right To Work In The Uk
Enhanced Disclosure And Barring Services (Dbs) Check
Children’s Barred List Check (We May Also Check The Adult Barred List If The Role Involves Working With Vulnerable Adults)
Two Professional References
Fitness To Work, This Is Conducted By Our Occupational Health Partners, Nhs Airedale
Section 128 Check For All Staff Entering Management Roles
Prohibition Check For All Staff Entering Teaching Related Roles
Please Note: All Successful Applicants Who Have Lived Or Travelled Overseas For Three Months Or More In The Past Five Years Will Be Required To Undertake An Overseas Check As Part Of The Pre-employment Checks.
More Information On Overseas Checks Can Be Found On The Government Website:
All Offers Of Employment Are Subject To Satisfactory Pre-employment Checks.
Right To Work In The Uk
Uk Website Here
The Uk Government Introduced A New Points Based Immigration System On 1 January 2021. You Can Read About The New Immigration Routes On The Gov.
Many Of The New Routes Require Sponsorship From An Employer. Luminate Education Group Is Not A Licenced Sponsor. We Are Unable To Employ Anyone Without Current, And Appropriate Right To Work In The Uk.
If You Are An Eu, Eea Or Swiss Citizen And You Were Resident In The Uk On Or Before 31 December 2020, You Have Until 30 June 2021 To Apply To The , You Can Continue To Prove Your Right To Work In The Uk With Your Passport And Identity Card Up Until 30 June 2021.
There Is No Change To Immigration And Right To Work For British And Irish Citizens.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We Positively Welcome Applications From All Sections Of The Community, All Candidates Will Be Treated Fairly Irrespective Of Race, Gender Or Gender Identity, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Religion And Belief Or Age.
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Please Use The Person Specification (On The Job Description Under "Documents Available") To Complete Your Supporting Statement.
We Cannot Accept Cvs As Part Of The Application Process.
Due To The High Volume Of Applications We Receive, We Are Unable To Respond To Every Applicant. If You Have Not Heard From Us Within Four Weeks Of The Closing Date, Please Assume That Your Application Has Been Unsuccessful On This Occasion.
Information For Recruitment Agencies
Luminate Education Group Vacancies Generate A Lot Of Interest And We Receive Many Calls And Emails From Recruitment Agencies. Although We Do Appreciate The Interest You Have Shown In Luminate Education Group, Our Policy Is To Recruit Candidates Directly Wherever Possible. We Therefore Do Not Accept Any Cold Calls, Speculative Emails Or Cvs From Agencies. Speculative Emails And Cvs Will Be Deleted Unread.
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