Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset (On-site)
England, United Kingdom
Clevedon, North Somerset
Contract, 3 years, Full-time
Job description

To support the effective and sustainable delivery of the JHF support programmes. JHF Youth Mentors and Tutors work to increase engagement, build resilience, and provide a positive role model to young people who may not otherwise have one in their lives. We provide tailor made one-to-one mentoring, tutoring, and bespoke therapeutic packages to vulnerable children and young people, inside or outside of the school setting.   

Contract: Employed full time at 37.5 hours per week. 3-year initial contract as grant funded, with potential to extend.

Salary: £25,000 per annum starting salary, with annual review

Main Duties:

  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Designated client liaison
  • Designated line manager for a proportion of the mentoring/tutoring team, alongside the Programme Coordinator (SEND). Staff management duties to include 121 support, guidance, and performance review
  • Ensuring team awareness and adherence to the policies and procedures of the JHF
  • Taking a lead role in implementing The JHF’s safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures: ensuring all safeguarding and child protection issues concerning children and young people who take part in the JHF’s activities are responded to appropriately
  • Attending CIN/ CP meetings and feeding back to mentors/ tutors as appropriate
  • Working in close connection with the DSL and Safeguarding Board Lead, attending regular meetings to ensure appropriate arrangements for keeping children and young people safe are in place at the JHF
  • Taking the lead on responding to information that may constitute a child protection concern. This includes assessing and clarifying the information, making referrals to the DSL and/ or statutory organisations as appropriate, consulting with and informing the relevant members of the organisation’s management, following the organisation’s safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Liaising with, passing on information to and receiving information from statutory child protection agencies such as the local authority child protection services, and the police. This includes making formal referrals to agencies when necessary
  • Maintaining the secure safeguarding record
  • Maintaining emergency contact information records
  • Reading session reports weekly and feeding back concerns to DSL/ Programme Coordinator (SEND) as appropriate
  • Ensuring Safeguarding concerns are responded to promptly and logged securely
  • Promoting and fostering the safety and welfare of children and young people involved in the JHF’s activities at all times, through outstanding pastoral care 
  • Being familiar with issues relating to child protection and abuse, and keep up to date with new developments in this area, feeding back to staff, contractors, and volunteers as appropriate
  • Assisting the DSL with compiling the Safeguarding Newsletter
  • Promoting excellent safeguarding practise via SLACK app and CPD opportunities
  • Being familiar with and work within inter-agency child protection procedures developed by the local child protection agencies
  • Ensuring team awareness and adherence to the policies and procedures of the JHF
  • Supporting the MD and Programme Manager with stakeholder & partner support work as needed, which may include client meetings, Trustee meetings and attendance at external events
  • Supporting effective risk management of the JHF programmes
  • Troubleshooting: sickness/cover timetable management
  • Undertaking any other safeguarding responsibilities as required by the DSL or Safeguarding Board Lead

General responsibilities

  • Promote the values, objectives and practise of the JHF always
  • Provide regular programme and staffing updates to the Managing Director
  • Support the JHF’s engagement with the community including attendance at events, fundraising, including some out of hours activities
  • Encourage teambuilding and positive communication amongst the internal mentoring, tutoring and office team
  • Maintain accurate records for safeguarding and monitoring systems purposes.
  • Consult and work in partnership with external agencies
  • Focus on promoting and encourage the participation and empowerment of young people
  • Undertake other relevant duties within the scope of the role when required

Essential qualities:

  • Experience of managing a team
  • A good understanding of (KCSIE 2021) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)
  • Able to maintain a high level of professionalism always
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to build positive working relationships and establish trust with a wide variety of individuals
  • Efficient organisational and planning abilities
  • Ability to maintain a positive outlook and integrity when facing challenges
  • Self-driven and motivated by the JHF objectives
  • Proficient IT Skills, Word, Excel, D-Suite or similar

Desirable qualities:

  • Experience working within education, police, social care and/or youth engagement
  • Previous experience as a DSO within education or a youth/ care organisation


  • Must hold a full UK driving licence and have access to own vehicle

Equal Opportunities: The JHF is committed to equal opportunities, anti-discrimination and anti-oppressive policy and practice. No one we have contact with may be discriminated against, either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of gender, race, nationality, religion, cultural group, marital status, sexual orientation, age, or impairment. The policies apply to job applicants, employees, volunteers and users of our services. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We particularly encourage applications from male, Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within the Charity. All appointments however are fully made on merit.

This job description is subject to change from time to time and will be reviewed regularly. It is a guide to the tasks required and represents a range of responsibilities commensurate with the grade for the post. DSLs must have received relevant safeguarding and child protection training that is specific to their role. This training should be refreshed regularly, and they should keep up to date with any changes in safeguarding and child protection legislation and guidance.

Appointment to this role is subject to satisfactory vetting and barring checks.

More about The JHF

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Posted on: 20 January 2022
Closed date: 11 February 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: PCS
Tags: Social Care/Development, Teaching

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