Welfare Coordinators are responsible for acting as a Group Leader for individual students, which includes making sure that they are attending classes, activities, holding their contact details and personal information and being always contactable in case of an emergency. Part of the role is supervisory; Welfare Coordinators must ensure that Group Leaders are monitoring their own students. A crucial part of the role is to be on duty five nights per week, as well as supervising students during their free time.
The Welfare Coordinator is responsible for general administration duties relating to the running of the course on campus, working closely with and under the guidance of the Centre Manager. They will undertake administrative tasks (detailed in but not exclusive to those listed in the Main Duties and Responsibilities section of this document) as necessary.
As the post involves administrative duties, strong administrative and organisational skills are required. The Welfare Coordinator will work a six-day week. All full-time staff receive one full day off per week.
In accordance with British Council accreditation criterion S4, you must provide a Disclosure (PVG in Scotland/'Enhanced' DBS in England) and that this must be dated within three months from the start date of employment. If you have been working abroad, you must provide the equivalent 'police check' from that country. Whichever one you choose to supply; it must be specific to your suitability to work with under 18s. Disclosure checks made through St. Andrew’s College Language Schools are payable by the employee (£18 to £59) and will be deducted from your salary. The Company reserve the right to deduct the cost of these checks as soon as the process has started and regardless of the completion of the process. The company reserves the right to carry out PVG checks for all employees who don´t provide a suitable disclosure, unless otherwise requested by the candidate on acceptance of the job.
Please bear in mind that the procedure to receiving a Disclosure check can take up to 18 weeks. In the event that my disclosure is still pending at the commencement of my employment, the employee agrees to comply with St Andrew’s College Language Schools, Safeguarding and Recruitment and Selection policies.
The employee must also provide an email address and contact telephone number of 3 referees who can verify their suitability for the post and suitability to work with those aged under 18.
All activity staff undergo a paid induction (£11.50/hour) and may be asked to start work after this induction. This payment will be made on completion of agreed contract and on return of all company resources and property. Both the induction and the work afterwards are paid. Attendance at the induction is an essential part of the employment.
The Welfare Coordinator is also known as one of the two titles below:
Scotland: Child Protection Officer (CPO)
England: Local Designated Safeguarding Lead (LDSL)
Reports to: Centre Manager, Lead Child Protection Officer (Kieren Laverty), Designated Safeguarding Lead (Shannon Sweeney) and/or Welfare Manager
Other Important Information
Welfare and Administration