Job Description

The Company

InvestIN Education is a dynamic, educational start-up that provides inspirational career experience programmes for school students, across 15 different industries. Founded in 2012, InvestIN’s mission is to bridge the gap between school and the workplace, in order to help students choose the right career and maximise their potential.

InvestIN creates the ‘ultimate career experience’ through a combination of interactive simulations, company visits, seminars, networking sessions and career coaching, led by highly accomplished industry professionals. We have had 60,000+ students walk through our doors, from 100+ countries and 4,000+ schools.

The Role

The Residential and Welfare Manager will play a critical role within the business ensuring the best-in-class standards in safeguarding for all programmes, most pertinently the residential aspect of our summer programmes which take place in central London. The role will also include training and scheduling staff to work on a temporary basis over the summer to put these protocols into practice.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the full student residential experience, including the relationship with the residential stakeholders, room allocation, residential staff scheduling, and student welfare
  • Overall responsibility for the delivery of the social and welfare programme
  • Reviewing our safeguarding procedures and making amendments where necessary
  • Ensuring that our procedures meet best-practice guidelines and are in-line with BAC accreditation
  • Assisting in the recruitment of seasonal staff who play a role in student safeguarding
  • Training all staff, including seasonal staff on our safeguarding procedures
  • Ensuring a consistency and quality of implementation of safeguarding procedures across the board
  • Being the ultimate point of escalation for safeguarding queries that come up on our programmes
  • Being the company DSL
  • Proven experience in managing young people’s welfare within a school, college or other setting for young people
  • Proven experience in delivering a residential experience for young people
  • Proven experience as a DSL/DDSL
  • An ability to create safeguarding policies, train others on them, and monitor that they are being implemented correctly and consistently

About you:

A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven experience in being responsible for the welfare of young people in a residential setting (such as summer camps or boarding schools)
  • Proven experience as a DSL/DDSL
  • An ability to create safeguarding policies, train others on them, and monitor that they are being implemented correctly and consistently
  • Comfort with dealing with agencies like MASH and LADO where required
  • An ability to work under pressure and manage a high workload
  • Strong operational and prioritisation skills


  • 25 days’ paid holiday per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Being part of a dynamic start-up with various cultural initiatives including regular socials
  • Pension scheme
  • 2 hours to take off at your choosing every week (‘unplugged’)
  • Volunteer days
  • Access to our private healthcare scheme
  • Option of sabbatical of three months’ unpaid leave after three years’ service
  • Opportunities for development, with termly appraisals, feedback and dedicated learning & development training

The Details:

Working schedule: 9am – 5pm (flexi-hours), Monday – Friday. Some weekend work will be required, but you will know dates for this well in advance, and be given time off in lieu during the weekdays

Working Location: Hybrid working with 2 days in the office and 3 days from home. Our offices are based in Chancery Lane in Central London.

Salary: Competitive

Start date: Immediate

InvestIN’s Cultural Values

Experience is Truth:

We believe that to learn is to experience. Our mission is to deliver professional experiences to young people that they would otherwise consider a far-flung fantasy. This ‘experiential learning’ appeals to all the senses and requires live in-person interaction; providing a welcome counterpoint to the restrictive and atomised environment of cyberspace.

Empowerment and Ownership:

We treat all of our students as young professionals, not simply older schoolchildren. InvestIN empowers students by thrusting them into a whirlwind of professional-life simulation, and asking them to stand up and be counted. Along with that empowerment comes the valuable lessons of responsibility. Students are expected to take ownership of their careers immediately, as we give them detailed advice about how to plant the seeds for a successful future; starting now.

Action and Urgency:

InvestIN believes that success requires both action and urgency. We have been able to grow at an exponential rate because we move ideas quickly into tangible steps forward and we execute them. InvestIN’s students refuse to be left behind and want to be able to cut through abstract procrastination; becoming empowered to act with decisiveness and urgency.


InvestIN is a fervent supporter of determined ambition. We believe that young people – and whole organisations – must continue to ‘think big’ in order to achieve their potential. We therefore coach our students to believe that there are no limits to their career ambitions, and give them the tools they need to thrive.


InvestIN is not an ordinary organisation. We create interactive simulations of professional life, which requires a commitment to using our imagination to deliver extraordinary experiences for our students. At the same time, we encourage our students to imagine themselves as young professionals now, not at some distant point in the future. We have discovered that tomorrow’s achievements are born from today’s visualisation.


At InvestIN, we understand the great responsibility that we take on in coaching students. Sometimes the simplest sentence or action can have a lasting impact on a young person’s life. We insist on running our operation with the highest level of integrity: from promoting the value of hard work and satisfaction over shortcuts and monetary rewards, to constantly looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Safer Recruitment, Safeguarding and EDI statement

InvestIN is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, seasonal workers, and external professionals to share this commitment.

We are committed to making our recruitment processes as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values difference, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to InvestIN’s culture.

We are a disability confident employer.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to work with InvestIN will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of Police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and barring Service helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable candidates gaining access to minors or vulnerable adults.

Open Source Searching Guidance

InvestIN are committed to ensuring that we follow and implement legislation and advisories as set out in the KCSIE 2023 framework.

KCSIE 2023 states:

“… as part of the shortlisting process, schools and colleges should consider carrying out an online search as part of their due diligence on… shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school or college might want to explore with the applicant at interview.” (para 221, KCSIE 2023).

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