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Join us as a Student Welfare Officer

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Our ongoing commitment to safer recruitment means that all successful applicants will be expected to be part of the DBS update service or be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure. 

Applicants will also be required to provide two professional references as well as explain any gaps in employment history before any offer is made.

If you have exceptional communication skills and enjoy working in an international environment, then you could be just what we are looking for!

Our Student Welfare Officers promote a supportive environment and ensure that welfare and safeguarding needs are met and followed. The right candidate should enjoy working with young people and be warm and approachable by nature. This is a residential position and accommodation is included. Full training will be given so that you are prepared for your role.

Start Date: Contracted work from June – August 2019, depending on location

Salary: Basic rate of £393.60 or £418.56 for aged 25 and over, per week. Accrued holiday pay of 12.07% of total gross pay and increments awarded

Locations: Cambridge, Canterbury, Chichester, Edinburgh, London [Bankside, Bloomsbury, and Uxbridge], Malvern, Oakham, Woodcote (Reading) and York

Hours: 48 hours over 6 days per week

You must be able to attend training in Canterbury, provisionally scheduled for 19th and 20th of June. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. Full board and accommodation are provided.

Key responsibilities

Understanding Policies and Procedures

  • Be fully conversant with our policies regarding the welfare and protection of children. You will be responsible for the welfare and safety of students ensuring that they adhere to our school rules

Student Arrivals and Departures

  • Ensure that all new arrivals receive a warm welcome and take a key role in inductions and orientations
  • Plan accommodation for arriving students, organising pre-arrival and departure checks and damage surveys
  • Plan airport arrivals and departures and take an active role in meeting and greeting the students

Student Awareness

  • Ensure that student’s cultural, religious and dietary needs are met and respected
  • Provide care and support for every student, helping them to integrate with other students and settle in

Student Supervision

  • Maintain student discipline in residences, liaising with management and Group Leaders
  • Take part in all aspects of student supervision from free time, meal times and lights out duty
  • Report back any concerns about individual students to the management team, providing clear and informative records
  • Provide leadership for individual students and integrate them with other students

Health and Safety and First Aid

  • Ensure that all Stafford House Health Safety policies are implemented and monitored
  • Ensure information relating to fire, Health and Safety and medical emergencies is correctly displayed on the information board, in residences and in the Common Room.
  • Ensure that accurate rooming lists are kept and fire drills are carried out on a regular basis.
  • Provide First Aid for students and staff as and when required

Experience and skills


  • Ability to build rapport with young people from a variety of cultural backgrounds
  • Experience of working in an education, health or support setting
  • Ability to work on own initiative and flexible to change
  • Organised administrator with excellent computer skills


  • Experience of working with children
  • Previous House Supervisor/Welfare experience in a residential setting
  • Knowledge and experience of safeguarding

How will you spend your summer?

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Application Details

Personal Details


Please include TEFL qualifications, A-Levels, Diplomas, Degrees, Coaching, Lifeguarding, First Aid. Also, please include name of institution, qualification/subject, awarding body, date and mode of study, e.g University of Edinburgh, BA History,, full time 2012-2016 or IH Barcelona, CELTA, Cambridge, full time September 2018 Academic staff only: please include a scan of your ELT and degree certificates with this application.

EFL Teaching Experience

(if applicable; calculate up to June 2019). This information will be passed on to the centre

Full Employment History

Please note that in order to process your application, your FULL employment history is required. Please explain/ account for any gaps. We may contact previous employers if you have worked with children or with another summer school organisation. Please also include any voluntary/unpaid work. Please also attach your most recent CV. If this CV includes your full employment history, you may just write 'see attached CV' in this section.

Further Information


Please give the names of two professional referees who can comment on your suitability to work with children. All references will be followed up. • Please include your current or most recent employer. • If you have worked at another summer school within the past three years, please include a referee from this employment. • If you have previously worked with children, please include a referee who can comment on this work. • At least one referee must know you in a professional capacity; the other may know you in an academic capacity or through voluntary work. • References from friends and family are not acceptable. • Please use company email addresses wherever possible.

Reference #1

Reference #2

Applicant Declaration

Please answer ‘yes’ to each statement to confirm your acceptance

Declaration of Suitability to Work with Children

Our Child Protection Policy

Stafford House Summer is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for juniors in our care. We achieve this by: • Adhering to safer recruitment of staff practices as per NCSL guidelines • Having clear code of conduct for all staff working at our centres • Adopting child protection policies and procedures as per NSPCC guidelines • Having clearly visible and accessible Anti-Bullying Policy and Student Complaints procedure. Please see our Staff Handbook for full information. Because of the sensitive nature of the duties you will be expected to undertake, you are required to disclose details of any criminal record and a DBS check or Disclosure Scotland may be processed. Disclosure may not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position as only relevant convictions and other information will be taken into account, however you must disclose all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 by SI 2013 1198). Please visit the following website to read up on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act:

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