Head of Student Wellbeing

Bournemouth, Dorset
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Student Wellbeing
(Ref: SSS125)

Starting salary from £50,132 per annum with further progression opportunities to £61,618

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community. 

Student Services staff work across the university to provide support, advice, guidance and opportunities to staff and students on a wide range of topics and activities. We now have the opportunity for an experienced and appropriately qualified mental health specialist to join the Student Services Executive team to lead our wellbeing and welfare activities, and with a particular focus on mental health.

The successful candidate will have substantial relevant experience at a senior level in a similar or related role in a fast changing and complex environment, including leading staff teams and change initiatives with those not under direct line management. They will also need an in-depth understanding of the issues relating to student health & mental wellbeing, experience of supporting students in crisis and an ability to advise other staff on supporting students in crisis.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference (SSS125).

For an informal discussion please contact Mandi Barron, Head of Student Services, by email at  

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. 

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Closing Date: (Midnight) 29 November 
Interview Date: 17 December 2018 

A satisfactory enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.