Thu Jan 18 03:39:02 GMT+00:00 2018

Educational Guardianship Services Manager - Safeguarding Lead

Deadline: Fri 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Fri 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • United Kingdom, Bristol
  • Living Learning English
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

Due to the expansion of our Guardianship Services, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our organisation, managing students enrolled on our Educational Guardianship Scheme. The Guardianship Services Manager is a key role at LLE. Reporting to our Principal and working closely with the other Guardianship managers, you will liaise with our students, schools and partners overseas to support international students at school in the UK. You will lead on safeguarding within the whole organisation.

Details of Position

A bit about us:
We are a reputable, accredited organisation with over 20 years experience of managing and facilitating high quality Educational Guardianship for overseas students studying at boarding schools in the UK. The Guardianship Service complements our English language homestay course provision and the company employs 11 staff in total at Head Office in Bristol.
Key Responsibilities:
To lead on safeguarding, including delivering safeguarding training and DBS checks for all LLE/LLG teachers and host families.
Academic monitoring and reporting of pupils on the guardianship scheme.

Visits/arranging visits to guardianship pupils at school.

Attending/arranging a representative of LLG to attend parents evenings.

Day-to-day communication with pupils, schools, parents and overseas partners.

Ensuring compliance with AEGIS accreditation criteria.

Organising host family placements for exeat weekends, half terms and holidays.

Making travel arrangements for guardianship students.

Recruitment of host families.

Processing new guardianship student enrolments.

Marketing of the LLGuardianship services and recruitment of students including attending fairs, events, and seminars and meeting with school registrars.

4 weekend covers (on call) per year.
Additional tasks:
Cover for other guardianship managers (in an emergency and planned annual leave).
General duties/ad hoc duties as and when required.

Qualifications

Ideally you will come from a busy environment where service is at the heart of everything you do. You'll be educated to degree level and have a confident working approach with strong multi-tasking and planning skills. You may already work in an educational environment or be in a role where you are relied upon to manage young people with safeguarding responsibilities. You will be accustomed to managing your own workload as part of a team, be familiar with MS packages and working with databases and have a strong eye for accuracy at LLG attention to detail is everything.
Its a dynamic and ever-changing environment, where working closely with your colleagues is key. You'll need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal and be able to manage your time well. As an integral part of our team, we rely on a calm, professional approach that extends well beyond the LLG Head Quarters. We need a positive, flexible, self-starter who'll really love being part of our organisation.
Qualifications, competencies and experiences:
Experience of working with young people aged 10-17 and an in-depth knowledge of safeguarding, including the delivery of safeguarding training.
Ability to build relationships and trust with students, parents, boarding school staff and teachers.
Previous administration experience is essential along with good working knowledge of MS Office (word, excel, outlook), databases and the internet.
Excellent communication skills and a professional telephone manner.
A high standard of written presentation skills, attention to detail critical.

Strong customer focus and customer service skills.
Educated to degree level.
At least 3 years post-graduate experience of working in an educational guardianship company or educational field.
Ability to handle challenging situations with confidentiality and discretion.
Knowledge of foreign language(s) desirable.
A full UK driving licence and access to own transport (essential).

Approach:
Able to take ownership of and manage own workload with a strong and professional work ethic.
Confident, demonstrating initiatives to improve processes which deliver results to the team.
Adaptable to change and ability to work under pressure whilst remaining perceptive to the needs of others.
Able to work independently whilst fitting in with the existing team.
Positive, hardworking and reliable.
Understands the needs of an independent organisation with a global reach.
A commitment to self-development to enhance skills and abilities.
A friendly and professional manner at all times in line with LLGuardianship ethos.

Salary and Benefits

In return:
You'll have the opportunity to work amongst a highly professional team who are proud to be part of this successful and forward-moving organisation. We offer a competitive salary, company pension and excellent support with training and development.
Salary: £25,000 to £27,000 p.a. depending on qualifications and experience
Application
If you think you have the skills and qualities were looking for, then wed love to hear from you. Please email your CV with a letter of application detailing why you think you're right for us, what you've got to offer and how you see your skills transferring to our organisation.
Closing Date: Friday 26th January 2018, 6pm
Interviews: Wednesday 31st January 2018

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