Student Services Manager
Permanent, Full time – 37 hours per week, 52 weeks a year
Salary: SP 30 - £30,405.00 per annum
Askham Bryan College is a specialist land-based college based in the North of England across a number of centres. We offer a wide-ranging curriculum to our Further Education students, including Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Management, Countryside and the Environment, Engineering, Equine, Floristry, Motorsport, Outdoor Adventure Sport, Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness, Uniformed Public Services and Veterinary Nursing. We also have a thriving University Centre at York offering a range of courses from Foundation degrees to Masters level.
Based at our York campus, we are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to lead our multi-sited Student Services Team (staff based at York, Middlesbrough and Saltaire) to ensure the provision of exceptional pastoral support for our FE and HE students.
You will be responsible for the management of the provision of student wellbeing and counselling services, student finance, monitoring attendance and retention and Student Council. The postholder will also have a key part to play in the development of an ethos that ensures the high expected standards of behaviour are maintained.
You will also be the Senior Designated Safeguarding Officer for all sites and take a lead in the supervision and training of our team of volunteer Safeguarding Officers.
You will be a key contributor to the development and delivery of policies and processes designed to support vulnerable students, including Looked After Children and care experienced students and students declaring mental health concerns.
This is a hugely varied role which will bring challenge and an opportunity to shape the service for the future. You will need to be energetic, full of ideas, compassionate and empathic in order to give the students the support they need and deserve to ensure they have the best student experience at Askham Bryan College.
You will co-ordinate and lead the team to deliver their services to a high standard and to comply with policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding and Keeping Children safe in Education, as well as all other college policies.
Askham Bryan College works hard to maintain and promote equality and diversity and ensure inclusion for all students who choose to attend here. The Student Services Manager will have these principles at the heart of everything they do and be motivated to further improve the services we offer.
We offer a dynamic, challenging and rewarding place to work. Our employees enjoy a range of generous benefits including 35 days annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays, pension scheme, free parking as well as the opportunity to work within spectacular grounds.
Successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check.
For more information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.
Closing date: Midnight - Sunday 25th April 2021
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and partners to share this commitment.
The Governors and Staff at Askham Bryan College regard each learner as a unique individual and therefore seek to support learner development in ways, which will foster security, confidence and independence. We recognise that high self-esteem, peer support, a secure College environment and clear lines of communication with trusted adults helps all young people and adults particularly those at risk or suffering abuse. These are regarded as central to the wellbeing of the individual and are therefore seen to be an intrinsic part of all aspects of the curriculum and ethos.