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Student Liaison Officer – West Suffolk College –Bury St Edmunds –40 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year, Permanent –

Pro-Rata Term Time Only Salary from £15,148.65 - £16,174.06

Want to make a real difference to our students here at WSC?

Our dedicated Welfare Department need an inspirational individual who can communicate with young people and the public, most especially when they may be at a vulnerable point in their lives.

The right candidate will therefore possess effective negotiation and de-escalation skills, with the aim of forming positive relationships.  

To fulfil the officer’s supportive purpose, you should be able to demonstrate a considerable understanding of the current challenges faced by young people.

Role Responsibilities

  • You will be required to maintain a visible presence on at campus at key times of the day
  • De-escalate confrontational behaviour
  • Liaise with key external agencies on a professional basis
  • Have due diligence in reporting concerning conduct, in line with safeguarding and code of conduct policies for both staff and students

Required qualifications, skills and experience

  • Enthusiastic and committed to working with young people is essential
  • A Level 3 Qualification in Youth Support work is desirable
  • Negotiation and de-escalation skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Knowledge and understanding of further education would be advantageous

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process.

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/about-the-college/character-strengths

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/about-the-college/mission-and-vision

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please send a completed application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date:  18th August 2019

Interview Date: 27th August 2019 (Afternoon Appointments Only)

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. 

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure. 

All data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 For more information about how we access and use your information please visit our website – www.wsc.ac.uk/privacy-and-terms 

Animal Centre Technician – West Suffolk College – Hourly Paid £8.59 per hour - Weekend Shifts, Every 2 Weeks and College Holidays - Bury St Edmunds – Casual contract

Join our fantastic new Animal Centre based in Bury St Edmunds!

We need an enthusiastic, forward thinking animal specialist to manage the husbandry of a range of domestic and exotic animals at the weekends and to cover for other Centre staff during the college holidays on a rota basis.

Hours will be:

  • Weekend shifts every 2 weeks 10:00 – 14:00, Saturday and Sunday
  • Holiday cover during college holidays, i.e. out of term time

Other shifts may become available to include practical teaching cover and assisting the rapidly expanding Animal Studies team with interactive open events.

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone wishing to start a career in further education for the animal sector.

So if you enjoy undertaking the day to day welfare and maintenance of animals, get in touch!

 

Role Responsibilities

  • Supervise the animal centre throughout the academic year in accordance with the highest standards of welfare, in compliance with health and safety and under direction of the Head of Animal Studies.
  • Clean animal accommodation, feed and administer medication as required
  • Oversee the safe and appropriate disposal of all waste in accordance with the appropriate standards of hygiene and management.

Required qualifications, skills and experience

  • Minimum Level 3 Animal Management qualification is essential
  • Industry experience preferred

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process.

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/about-the-college/character-strengths

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/about-the-college/mission-and-vision

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please send a completed application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Closing Date: 16th August 2019

Interview Date: w/c 19th August 2019

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

All data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 For more information about how we access and use your information please visit our website – www.wsc.ac.uk/privacy-and-terms

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Systems Developer

Permanent: 1.0 FTE

Salary:  Grade 4 - £20,344.00 - £26,317.00 depending on experience

Introduction

It is an incredibly exciting time for post 16 education in Bury St Edmunds with the opening of Abbeygate Sixth Form College. As we approach our opening in September 2019, we are looking to appoint a Systems Developer. You will be an integral member of the MI team, working alongside the Group Director - Information. The successful candidate wil be responsible for the development and implementation of reports and supporting systems used by the college.

Responsibilities

  • To work with the Group Director of Information to design, develop, test and maintain a suite of management and exception reports and dashboards to provide senior leaders, directors, curriculum manager and teachers with key data and KPI’s from the different systems used within the college.
  • To assist in the maintenance and development of the eILP areas within College’s tracking systems, liaising with the relevant departments when required to ensure that these areas meet the needs of students and staff.
  • To facilitate the rollout of Parent Portal to parents/guardians, providing technical support where required.
  • To provide first line technical support to staff and students in the use of the college’s Dashboard, reporting services, ProAchieve and the college’s MIS system (SIMs).
  • To deliver staff training in the use of College data systems which support student progress tracking and monitoring and promote the use of the relevant software systems.

Skills and Experience

  • Relevant Level 3 or higher qualification in an IT or Computer Science based subject
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft SQL Server up to 2016 and associated services (SSRS)
  • Knowledge and experience of Capita SIMs
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to present information in an accurate and appropriate format
  • Knowledge of data return procedures
  • Carry out checks on data stored within the colleges MIS system (SIMs) and refer any queries to the MI team or line manager as appropriate
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to work unsupervised and to tight deadlines, prioritising where needed, with a focus on quality and the needs of the end user

Recruitment pack includes:

  • Welcome and cover letter from the Principal
  • Application form
  • Job Description

Key Dates

Closing date:                               Midday Monday 19th August 2019

Confirmation of interview:         Week commencing 26th August 2019

Interviews:                                   Week commencing 26th August 2019

 How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form and submit it, together with a cover letter supporting your application (which should be no longer than two sides of A4) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You will be informed if you have been selected for interview week commencing Week commencing 26th August 2019. Please note that interviews will take place from week commencing Week commencing 26th August 2019.

Safeguarding

 Abbeygate Sixth Form College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

In line with national legislation, and organisational policy, all data will be processed in a fair and lawful way, for the specific purpose and not disclosed in any way incompatible with such purpose or to any unauthorised persons or organisations.

 Equal Opportunities

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010, the college operates a policy of equality and diversity which protects employees, students and people who access the College’s goods, services and facilities from discrimination on the basis of ‘protected characteristics’ which include: age, disability, gender, reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins.), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

DBS

An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

 

Project and Policy Officer

Suffolk Academies Trust, West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds

Permanent – 37 hours per week

SALARY - £23,679.45 - £25,288.38 depending in on experience

Are you looking for a new challenge?

This is a new role within Suffolk Academies Trust, that will provide administrative, technical and project management support to the Group HR Director (HRD) in managing the overall ‘Shared Services’ project for Eastern Colleges Group. In addition, coordinate the policy and procedure library for West Suffolk College and Suffolk Academies Trust.

Role Responsibilities

  • Regularly meet with Group HRD and Key Stakeholders / Service Leads to review project progress and arrange meetings with Project Team / Key Stakeholder/Service Leads, when required.
  • Provide full KPI reporting and data / updates in relation to the Shared Services project, including risks, issues, key milestones and actions.
  • Responsible for maintaining project documentation which track project progress and filing project documents appropriately. Ensure that all documentation is accurate and has been signed off by the Group HRD.
  • Identify any potential risks or issues that could impact the progression of the project and escalate these appropriately and in a timely manner. Ability to source or identify solutions is also key.
  • Monitoring deadlines for each task, regularly ensuring check-ins with Key Stakeholders/Service Leads and report any potential delays to the Group HRD.
  • Coordinate the policies and procedures library creating a review schedule to endure compliance.

Required qualifications, skills and experience

  • GSCE English and Maths or equivalent
  • MS applications (Visio, excel, PowerPoint, word)
  • Ability to analysis and report information
  • Writing and implementing project plans
  • Working with policies and procedures
  • Report writing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain an enthusiastic approach to work
  • Ability to lead project teams
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process.

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/about-the-college/character-strengths

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/about-the-college/mission-and-vision

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please send a completed application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 19th August 2019

Interview Date: 29th August 2019

 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

All data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 For more information about how we access and use your information please visit our website – www.wsc.ac.uk/privacy-and-terms

 

 

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E-Resources Librarian

West Suffolk College –Bury St Edmunds

Permanent – 37 hours per week

SALARY: £23,679 - £25,288

The Learning Services Team are searching for a dynamic and passionate E-Resources Librarian to join their team. The successful candidate would ideally hold a relevant professional qualification and a postgraduate qualification in Librarianship, or equivalent experience. Have a good knowledge and understanding of Library Management systems and be IT literate.

Role Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the smooth operation of the Library covering a range of duties
  • Be responsible for the operation, implementation and smooth access to the electronic products.
  • Produce statistics on use to inform future subscriptions
  • Liaise with IT services and the E-Learning trainer/ facilitator to promote and develop access to resources
  • Maintain, develop and promote the Library collection of e-resources and services at West Suffolk College
  • Contribute to the upkeep, maintenance and development of the Library Management System.
  • Contribute to University of Suffolk Learning Services to provide a coordinated and effective level of support to all university student

Required qualifications, skills and experience

  • An accredited qualification in library and information science is preferred
  • CILIP chartership or a willingness to work towards chartership.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure.
  • Ability to train other staff where required.
  • An organised, methodical and flexible approach to work.
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative.
  • Enthusiastic approach to leading a team forwards.
  • Experience of office supervision.

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process.

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/about-the-college/character-strengths

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/about-the-college/mission-and-vision

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please send a completed application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 21st August 2019

Interview Date: 29th August 2019

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

All data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 For more information about how we access and use your information please visit our website – www.wsc.ac.uk/privacy-and-terms