At GB MET, we believe it is our job to celebrate ambition, unlock potential and transform lives, in an environment that is dedicated to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, and which prioritises the wellbeing of both staff and students.

The College is in an exciting stage of its journey to achieve its vision of being an exceptional provider of technical, vocational and professional education. An internal reorganisation has created a range of new and fulfilling opportunities for different levels of experience and subject expertise. If you have a passion for education, this role is an exciting opportunity to join our vibrant and creative community and help us to take the next step.

Welfare Advisor - Worthing and Brighton

Job Type
Job Category
Student Support
Employment Basis
Fixed Term, Part-time, Term Time Only
Central Campus, Pelham Street, Northbrook, West Durrington Campus
Salary Range
19,038 per annum (incremental range 21,616 - 23,497 pro rata pa)
Worthing, Brighton
Closing Date
Post No

Job Description

Part-Time 37 hours per week, Term Time Only - 40 weeks worked, Fixed Term until July 2022

Based at the West Durrington Worthing and Central Brighton Campuses

Main purpose and scope of the post:

To build capacity to provide small group work to support students with anxieties and existing safeguarding concerns to attend and engage in their learning.

  • To manage a caseload of students to offer support with their mental well being or safeguarding concerns.
  • To provide an holistic support service for students by working as part of the Student Services team and liaising with other specialists and supervisors as well as effectively collaborating with external agencies to ensure student needs are fully met.
  • Represent the College and participate in multi-agency meetings.
  • Be a member of the safeguarding team and act as a duty safeguarding officer

You will require a Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a relevant youth services area, and it would also be desirable to hold a Level 3 qualification in counselling and a First Aid Certificate.

You should also have previous employment working with young people and it would be desirable to have had previous employment within an educational environment. Other essential attributes and knowledge include the ability to manage  the  unpredictability  of  student  needs/issues  and  effectively ascertain the potential risks to all parties, good working knowledge of associated youth services and other key agencies, knowledge of child protection legislation and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.


For further details of this role please click on the Job Description above.

Please note that we do not accept CV applications and you must complete our online application form to be considered for this position.


The college is committed to the safeguarding of learners and vulnerable adults and promotes the welfare of all students and expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check and any overseas checks where necessary.

The college is a Disability Confident employer and promotes diversity and inclusion.

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