Safeguarding and Welfare Officer

Job Details

Job Title: Safeguarding and Welfare Officer

Job Description:

Salary: £25,412 to £27,747 (per annum)

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Cross Campus

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an inspirational person to join our College in the role of Safeguarding and Welfare Officer.

If you share our vision to be outstanding in all that we do and you have the drive, passion, enthusiasm to create something special, then Cheshire College South and West is the place for you to progress your career.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide well-being interventions, advice and guidance for learner with mental health concerns and/or safeguarding issues.
  • Provide mental health support / mental health first aid to learners with mental health concerns and/or support needs.
  • Work flexibly on either a one-to-one or group basis supporting learners with safeguarding or emotional needs as guided by College counsellor.
  • Support the delivery and development of a range of events, strategies and training programmes to increase understanding of the areas of mental health across the College.

Key Person Specification Requirements:

  • Level 4 or equivalent qualification;
  • Experience of working in a supportive environment;
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development that includes mental health;
  • Ability to work with empathy and sensitivity; and
  • Enhanced DBS check.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.


  • Access to world-class facilities, the use of cutting-edge technologies and digital platforms;
  • Extensive opportunities for upskilling and continuous professional development;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Pension scheme;
  • 35 days holiday (plus bank holidays);
  • Professional Development;
  • College ‘Count Me In’ social platform;
  • Onsite fitness and childcare facilities;
  • Onsite Costa, Café, shop, restaurants, hair and beauty salon; and
  • Free onsite parking.

How to apply:

Please complete our application form and return it to by 9am Monday 16 May 2022.

The selection process will take place w/c 23 May 2022.

Cheshire College – South & West is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be required to provide a DBS Disclosure.

If you wish to discuss any aspects of the role prior to making an application, then please email

About Us

Cheshire College – South & West is the largest provider of post-16 education in the region, offering exciting opportunities to over 11,000 learners and 1,000 Apprentices, who all have access to world-class facilities as a result of a £120m investment in the latest technology and real working environments, at modern Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester.

Cheshire College is a dynamic, high quality and financially robust College, which provides learners with the skills, experience and qualifications that will prepare them for their future career or higher-level study, encouraging them to become confident individuals who will make valuable contributions to businesses and the local economy.

There is a fantastic atmosphere at our three Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester, providing an environment to get involved in exciting activities and an opportunities for learners to make new friends.


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Location: Across all campuses

Salary: £25,412 - £27,747 (per annum)

Closing Date: 16/05/2022 9:00 am

Information Pack: Download

Application Form: Download