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Head of Safeguarding/Prevent and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Human Resources

Location:  Rush Green Campus
Salary:   £48,573 plus £1812 London weighting Per annum pro rata
Part Time Permanent
Closing Date:   Monday 14 August 2017
Interview Date:   Friday 15 September 2017
Reference:  EA13107

Barking & Dagenham College is a vibrant and highly successful College in East London with circa 12,500 students, circa 500 established staff and a turnover of £35m.  The College offers routes into learning from entry level through to MBA level, including apprenticeships, higher level apprentices, higher education and job centre plus clients.  We have technical specialist areas from level 3 and above with a broad based curriculum up to level 2.  We are immensely proud of the achievements of our students, our entrepreneurial and motivated staff team and our extensive partnership network.  The College trains circa 850 apprentices, including circa 110 higher level apprenticeships and delivers work place training, traineeships and higher level technical and professional specialisms up to MBA level in our 4 strategic vocational areas; Construction, Design & Management; Engineering including mechatronics & robotics; Digital Creative; Health & Social Care and Leadership and Management across the pan London occupational sectors. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive lead for Safeguarding and Prevent and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). BDC has focussed on developing, implementing and monitoring strategies to promote equality and diversity, Fundamental British and college values in all aspects of the learner experience and to ensure robust safeguarding systems to identify and support when students experience harm.

The successful candidate will have experience as a teacher and curriculum manager. You will have experience of observing and supporting teachers to improve learning and teaching. You will be an inspiring staff trainer for both groups and individuals. You will have knowledge of the safeguarding and Prevent duty legislation and experience of implementing effective safeguarding policy and processes. You will be familiar with legislation in relation to EDI and the good practice in FE colleges.  You will have experience of promoting EDI for learners and will be confident in using quantitative and qualitative tools to monitor practice.

You will have excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and the ability to build effective working relationships with students, staff and external stakeholders.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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