JOB TITLE: Student Enrichment Officer
GRADE: Scale 6
FACULTY//SECTION: Learner Services
LINE MANAGER: Pastoral Manager
RESPONSIBLE FOR: No Line management responsibilities
The Student Enrichment Officer will be responsible for energising the student body of the College to engage in extra-curricular activity and to make their voice heard. They will be a dynamic, proactive and independently motivated individual who is confident in communicating with a diverse college population, including students and staff across the organisation.
As the key link between staff and students in the college, they will oversee the student executive committee and student council and establish a student union to ensure all learners have the ability to
communicate their views to enhance college life.
The Student Enrichment Officer will be directly responsible for overseeing the arrangement of cross-college, extra-curricular events and activities. This will involve working with the student executive committee, college staff and external organisations.
Fundamentally, they will foster and promote a culture of positive student engagement and experience by being a prominent figure in the lives of students at the College.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Have a high profile across all communal spaces, supervising students, monitoring behaviour and appropriately challenging students in breach of college rules whilst ensuring learner health, safety and well-being is a priority.
Organise the elections and job descriptions for the Student Executive Committee and Learner Representatives.
Provide support, advice and direction for the Student Executives and facilitate their training needs.
Arrange Learner Representative training and arrange meetings for the cross-college Learner Representatives.
Oversee the arrangement of the Learner Voice Conference.
Encourage and support students, especially through the Student Executive Committee and Student Council, to organise and plan their own events.
Lead on the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion through the development of an engaging and inspiring programme of activities for a representative cross-college groups, such as the LGBT group, BAME forum and Young Carers Support Network, involving the Student Executive Committee where possible.
Develop a Coventry College Alumni and work with cross-college colleagues to identify opportunities to utilise former students as guest speaker, in the running og specialist workshops or to provide mentoring for current students.
To support the induction programme for new students by arranging a Freshers’ Fair and promoting the various student groups, committees and clubs and societies within the College.
Work with the Head of Employer Engagement to support the organisation of the Careers Fair and Employer Events for learners.
Develop a Learner Engagement Action Plan for the year, identifying learner voice opportunities.
Manage the development and delivery of an enrichment programme at College
Organise and deliver workshops as part of the enrichment programme.
Use a variety of methods to engage young people in the enrichment programme and other services and activities within the College, through the production of a student newsletter and the maintenance of a vibrant presence on the appropriate social media platforms.
Monitor the use of resources allocated or acquired for the purpose of enrichment.
Produce a weekly Student Newsletter, for promotion in Personal Development sessions by Personal Tutors, to highlight key activities in the college and provide hints and tips aimed to promote the health & well-being of students and provide links to interesting content such as relevant websites and competitions/external opportunities.
Be responsive to government agendas affecting young people and develop and promote cross college campaigns such as PREVENT, Sexual Harassment, Mental Health and Well-being and Sustainable Development. Arrange for appropriate guests to exhibit in support of the themes intermittently throughout the year.
Produce key reports throughout the year in relation to learner participation and learner feedback from activities & events, and formulate actions plans to share with curriculum areas.
Undertake associated administrative functions such as external visitor risk assessments.
Have a flexible approach to working including weekend and evening work as required.
Work with line manager to identify training needs, and actively seek out relevant training and development opportunities.
Participate in the College's appraisal process.
Comply with all College policies and procedures.
Maintain best practice in relation to health and safety and report any health and safety concerns to the appropriate manager.
Ensure the principles of the College’s equality policies are encompassed within all aspects of work.
Promote and safeguard the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and work within the framework of the College’s Safeguarding Policy.
Be committed to the promotion of British Values and ensure they are operating in accordance with the PREVENT duty.
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues.
Actively promote and support the ethos and values of the College in all aspects of work.
Undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade range of the post.