Deputy Head of Student Support and Wellbeing

Location
London (GB)
Salary
£52,451 - £60,408 per annum
Posted
14 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Deputy Head of Student Support and Wellbeing

£52,451 - £60,408 per annum inclusive of Outer London Weighting

Permanent

Full Time

Following the resignation of the previous post-holder, we are advertising this vacancy for the post of Deputy Head of Student Support and Wellbeing. In this post, the successful applicant will work very closely with the Head of Service, taking responsibility for an integrated range of services which deliver general and specialist information, advice and interventions to students - notably Counselling and Mental Health and Disability and Dyslexia services. 

Student Support and Wellbeing, plays a vital role in underpinning the university's strategy, ensuring that all students have access to a range of types of support appropriate to their needs and these services are visible, seamless, effective and tailored to the needs of our student community. 

In 2015-16 the University created a new discreet but accessible home for our Counselling and Mental Health, and Disability and Dyslexia Services in Sunny Hill House. In 2017, following further investment by the University in Wellbeing, we recruited additional staff  - mental health advisors, a counselling psychologist, and a Student Wellbeing Coordinator - to extend the modes of support we are able to provide students and academic colleagues. Student Wellbeing is now seen as central to the student experience and in the light of sector developments, and changes to the student population, demands on the support services continue, inevitably, to increase. We are now well placed to support these rising expectations, particularly given the strong links that exist with the academic support teams and the close co-operation between the service, the Students’ Union, and external agencies.

Priorities for the successful applicant will include leadership and coordination of the team of Designated Safeguarding Officers, the continued development and promotion of wellbeing support, and the embedding of health promotion through the role of the Student Wellbeing Coordinator.

Please note, shortlisted applicants will need to be available on both the Friday 29th March 2019 and Friday 12th April 2019.

For further information or details, or to have an informal conversation about this post, please contact Julie Crabb on j.crabb@mdx.ac.uk or 07941 359644.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and requires a Disclosure and Barring Service certificate. You are therefore required to disclose details of any criminal record. ALL criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings, even if they would otherwise be regarded as spent under this Act must be disclosed, as well as any other information that may have a bearing on your suitability for the post, including pending prosecutions.

The University will apply for a DBS certificate before your appointment is confirmed.

Closing date : 8th March 2019

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