Live Chat

Safeguarding and Welfare Officer

Safeguarding and Welfare Officer

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

Contract Type: Permanent                               

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Crewe campus

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

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 Job Description and Person Specification for full details.


  • Access to world-class facilities;
  • Extensive upskilling and professional development opportunities;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Pension scheme;
  • 35 days holiday (plus bank holidays);
  • Employee benefit platform;
  • 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:

If you’re interested in this exciting role, you can apply by sending a completed application form to by 9am on 30 January 2023.

The selection process will take place on 13 February 2023.

Cheshire College South and 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, Right to Work evidence and original qualification certificates. References will also be sought.

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.  

Crewe Campus

Our impressive facilities are the perfect place for learners to meet new friends and be immersed in an environment that is ideal for learning. As well as our modern classrooms, the Crewe Campus boasts:

  • A multi-purpose sports hall;
  • Climbing wall;
  • Fitness gym;
  • TV and radio studios with specialist equipment;
  • Mock aircraft cabin;
  • Award-winning restaurant, The Academy;
  • Hair, beauty and barbering salons; and
  • Professional Centre Stage theatre and engineering and construction workshops.

Skip to content