Welfare Director – Summer 2019
Job Title: Welfare Director (Seasonal)
Date of advert: January 2019
Place of Work: Cambridge University Colleges
Reporting to: Programme Director
£500 – £625 per week (based on experience), including half board and accommodation
The resident Welfare Director is responsible for maintaining an overview of the well-being and comfort of our students, many of whom will be away from home for the first time.
The Welfare Director will be available for the duration of our summer programmes and will liaise with the Programme Director and the rest of the senior team, provide guidance to supervisors and teaching staff directly relating to pastoral care. He or she will help oversee the general pastoral care of our students, ensuring that all students are receiving appropriate care and support at all times. He or she will manage and direct the pastoral care team and ensure open and regular communication between all parties. The role will also involve direct contact with parents, doctors, nurses and other external third parties.
Residing overnight in Cambridge the programme dates are:
- Programme 1: Sunday 30th June – Saturday 14th July (2 weeks)
- Programme 2: Sunday 15th July – Saturday 27th July (2 weeks)
- Programme 3: Sunday 28th July – Saturday 10th August (2 weeks)
We will consider applicants who are only available for one or two of the programmes. Please note that all staff are expected to attend essential training which usually takes place the Friday & Saturday before each programme start date.
Purpose of Job:
To oversee and maintain an overview of the welfare needs of all students and ensure that appropriate care is sought and given, and that all protocols and procedures are followed.
- Maintain an overview of all students’ medical data, and have an awareness of any pre-existing medical concerns, seeking additional information from parents or guardians where required.
- Maintain an overview of any illness, injuries and incidents that occur during the programmes and, together with the rest of the welfare team, ensure all procedures are followed and any concerns are communicated with the Programme Director.
- Manage the welfare team to ensure they are working effectively, efficiently and calmly, and that they report back to you regularly and systematically.
- Ensure all staff are aware of, and comply with, the welfare guidelines and procedures of Reach Cambridge and offer advice and guidance where they do not.
- Uphold, protect and promote Reach Cambridge’s core values, protocols and standard operating procedures so that students do the same.
- Undertake all other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the knowledge, skills and experience of this role as may be requested by the Programme Director or one of their nominees.
- Articulate, engaging and sociable
- Approachable and assertive
- Empathetic, supportive and positive
- Gentle leadership which engenders trust and confidence from others
- High levels of energy, resilience and enthusiasm
Experience and Knowledge:
- First Degree (2.1+)
- Cambridge city, its colleges and history (Desirable)
- Valid First Aid Certificate (Desirable)
- Working with young people
- Summer school experience
- Working as part of a senior leadership team within an educational institution
HOW TO APPLY:
APPLY NOW. Successful applicants will be invited for interview. Interviews are available in Cambridge, London or exceptionally on Skype as a first interview.
Reach Cambridge promotes the safeguarding of young people. Should applicants be successful, we will contact at least one referee and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check will be required.
For a printable version of the job description please click here: Welfare Director Job Description 2019