Askham Bryan College is a specialist land-based college based across the North of England with centres in York, Middlesbrough, Saltaire, Wakefield and Newcastle.
We offer a wide-ranging curriculum to our Further Education students, including Arboriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture, Animal Management, Countryside and the Environment, Engineering, Equine, Floristry, Motorsport, Professional Tree Surgery, Outdoor Adventure Sport, Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness and Uniformed Public Services.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Student Experience Leader to join our Student Services Team based here at our York campus. This role will be working full time across a full year to ensure we provide our students with the very best enrichment experience across all of our campuses.
We are seeking an individual who will be responsible for planning, organising and delivering a planned programme of activities for our students across College. Working closely with other members of the team and our fabulous Student’s union, you will use your skills and knowledge of cultural events, volunteering, fundraising and community work to ensure we provide our students with the very best experience while they study here at Askham Bryan College and UCAB.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, with an abundance of ideas and a willingness to try new things. You will be skilled in listening to student voice and turning ideas into reality. You will see the value in helping our students develop their skills in line with employability outcomes and the College GROW initiative.
You should have excellent interpersonal skills, with some experience of working with young people in a student experience and/or enrichment capacity. You will have some experience of events management and have outstanding organisational skills. Safeguarding knowledge and experience would be beneficial.
The successful candidate will hold a full driving licence and work across our college campuses.
We define the values and qualities that we require from our people using the Askham Bryan College DNA. Hardwired in to what we do, our DNA strands ensure that all colleagues are committed to delivering with purpose, taking ownership, building trust and always learning. We offer an inclusive, dynamic, challenging and rewarding place to work.
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and partners to share this commitment. The Governors and Staff at Askham Bryan College regard each learner as a unique individual and therefore seek to support learner development in ways, which will foster security, confidence and independence. We recognise that high self-esteem, peer support, a secure College environment and clear lines of communication with trusted adults helps all young people and adults particularly those at risk or suffering abuse. These are regarded as central to the wellbeing of the individual and are therefore seen to be an intrinsic part of all aspects of the curriculum and ethos.
Specific measures relating to pre-employment checks:
We may undertake online searches on internet activity as part of our pre-recruitment checks.
We ask applicants for details of any convictions and cautions, regardless of whether these have been deemed as “spent”. It is a condition of employment that applicants provide these details.
We undertake Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks for prospective employees. Please note that it is an offence to apply for a regulated role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity involving children or vulnerable adults.
Note on “regulated activity”: You are engaging in a regulated activity if you:
Will be responsible, on a regular basis in a school or college, for teaching, training instructing, caring for or supervising children or vulnerable adults;
Will be working on a regular basis in a specified establishment, such as a school, or in connection with the purposes of the establishment, where the work gives opportunity for contact with children or vulnerable adults; or
Engage in intimate or personal care or healthcare or any overnight activity, even if this happens only once.
Main Purpose of the role
The main purpose of this role it to work with key stakeholders – the SU, students and College staff - to provide extra-curricular activities which are broad and of a high standard and expose students to interesting and accessible events and activities in a safe environment. The Students’ Union works in partnership with the College’s Student Services Team to provide an enhanced experience for all students - day and residential. A key part of the role is to oversee and mentor the SU Committee to ensure delivery of on-site events including those in line with the College EDI agenda and off-site activities including volunteering opportunities. The role includes co-ordination of capture of student voice to provide feedback to the College management team on a variety of issues. The role may require some evening and weekend work.
Key Tasks / responsibilities:
All tasks to be carried out in a consistent manner with the corporation’s culture.
This post would be responsible for managing the programme for Focus weeks, developing across college programme, building relationships with stake holders, members/students of the College, community and charitable organisations, sponsors and funders.
Work closely with the all sites, to produce and deliver a planned programme of activities to deliver safe, accessible and fair student-led opportunities including but not limited to; sports clubs and societies, a calendar of events for residential students, employability, EDI - focused events, volunteering, fundraising, community activity
Manage the risks associated with the Health, Safety and Welfare of delivering safe and secure sports, societies and event activities.
Work with SU Elected Officers to ensure that the SU budget is managed and used effectively
Ensure up to date knowledge of the College environment, carry out research with and get involved with or build networking opportunities to ensure we are focused on best practice across our services and activities.
Work with Marketing to provide timely, informative and engaging communications and updates to the College community where appropriate.
Work with the Residential Services Manager to ensure that student voice for residential students and day students is captured and feeds into continuous improvement actions. Work closely with all of our residential students and day students to ensure that their views, opinions and voice are heard and given due consideration in the planning and development of the college environment.
Organise and lead Student Council meetings, with relevant themes and collection of data . Prepare and provide reports on student voice and student feedback to the Assistant Principal (Students).
Work with the Residential Services Manager to ensure all activities are in line with College values
Support with GROW, developing students and staffs engagement around GROW
Participate in professional development activities as required.
Support the curriculum departments and participate in the planning and preparation of crosscollege events and other marketing activities.
Assistant Principal (Students)
Residential Services Manager
Student Services Manager
Other central College teams, e.g. Marketing, Estates, Health and Safety, IT and Finance.
Appropriate external partnerships
Supporting College Goals and Values – all roles
In addition to the particular requirements and characteristics of individual roles, all people employed by Askham Bryan College are expected to actively support the achievement of the College’s goals and, at all times, both internally and externally, to behave in a manner consistent with the College’s mission and values.
Performing your role and delivering your service in a way that helps the College achieve its strategic objectives and annual development and improvement plans - taking account of available resources and national developments.
Promoting the image of the College as one that is committed to the highest standards of delivery and service.
Sharing the College’s commitment to safeguarding and prioritising the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and demonstrating it in your day to day work.
Sharing and prioritising the effective implementation of the College’s Equality and Diversity Policy.
Promoting and implementing best practice in Health and Safety,
Measurable Performance Standards for this role
Student satisfaction measures - College and NSS