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Student Liaison Officer  

West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds

Part Time – 20 hours per week (AM) – Permanent - 38 Weeks per year

Salary: £18,102 per annum (pro rata for part-time posts Actual Salary £8,030 per annum)

West Suffolk College is one of the country’s leading further education and apprenticeship providers. Our apprenticeship results have consistently remained above the national average. We offer many degrees, HNCs and HNDs at our focused and inclusive University Studies Centre. We have around 13,000 students including nearly 2,000 apprentices studying with us.

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about supporting young people and promoting them to lead a positive lifestyle, to join our team of Liaison Officers, to engage productively with our students, promote positive behaviour and resolve conflict should it arise.  

The role will include: 

  • Mixing with students at the bus stop, during break times. 
  • Opportunity to lead on / run clubs such as debating societies and games clubs and talk on issues of interest. 
  • Maintain a positive, visible presence around the College. 
  • Responding to student confrontations around the campus, using a range of skills to de-escalate confrontational behaviour. 
  • Promoting positive lifestyle choices and proving information about substance abuse, sexual health and exercise and well-being. 
  • Safeguarding students and staff by checking membership cards and ensuring only people who have the right to be at the College are on site. 
  • Building positive relationships with the local community and liaising with key external agencies. 
  • Establishing a good working relationship with the local PCSO, inviting them into the College on a regular basis. 
  • Visiting student homes on occasions to undertake welfare checks, taking account of Lone Working procedures and social distancing.   

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, de-escalation, and negotiation skills, and have experience of working with young people in a variety of settings.  You will also have knowledge of current safeguarding themes within education relating to young people.  A current first aid qualification, as well as experience of working with the Police or Armed Forces would be an advantage.  

As a College, our Character Strengths and Mission Statement underpin our expectations of all our students and employees.  Please familiarise yourself with these and incorporate them into your personal statement; this will be of benefit if you are invited to attend for an interview.

This is an opportunity to join a hugely supportive organisation where we value, support and facilitate your professional development, as well as offering many other benefits including an attractive pension scheme, staff wellbeing initiatives and employee assistance.

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.

For further information please contact our recruitment team at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Completed application forms should be emailed 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: 8.00am on 10th August 2022

Interviews:  Via Teams on 12th August 2022

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