Deputy Head of Student Wellbeing

Bristol, United Kingdom
£43,267 - £48,677 per annum
26 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Student Wellbeing Service
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £43,267 - £48,677 per annum
Closing date for applications 08-Apr-2019

The University of Bristol has invested over £1m to enhance support for student wellbeing by introducing a Student Wellbeing Service. We are part way through our first full year of operation across the academic schools. We have supported thousands of students already. The team proactively support student wellbeing through enhancing support for transition, fostering inclusive community building, developing wellbeing self-management skills, providing advice and support, and ensuring students with additional support needs are engaging with relevant support.

Two deputy heads of service roles are now available. One of the positions is for 9 months maternity cover for one current postholder (to start as soon as possible) and the second is a new open-ended role (to start on 1 August 2019) due to continued investment in the Service.

As one of three Deputy Heads of Student Wellbeing, you will have shared operational management for a Service which currently has 39 staff operating from 24 academic schools and one central office.

The Service has a dedicated team of skilled staff from a variety of professional backgrounds. You will line manage Student Wellbeing Managers who oversee the casework of their team of Student Wellbeing Advisers. You will be expected to bring ideas and enthusiasm to the tasks of designing and influencing how the Service operates, working in partnership with colleagues across the institution.

Applicants for this role will have a sound understanding and experience of supporting the wellbeing of others, including proactive developmental approaches and oversight of complex casework. You will have excellent line management, negotiation and communication skills in order to be effective in working in a large organisation. Strong emotional intelligence and an ability to work effectively with people across a wide range of roles, cultures and backgrounds is essential.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

We would be particularly interested to receive applications from men and/or candidates from black and other minority ethnic groups, as these are currently under-represented across Student Services.

Informal enquiries can be sent to Richard Edwards, Head of Student Wellbeing via You are not required to call in support of your application.

Applications should be made through only. CV’s will not be accepted. Please limit your personal statement to a maximum of two sides of A4.

If you are interested in both posts, please complete the application process for one only and indicate that you are interested in both posts at the top of your personal statement.

Please note shortlisting will be completed based on candidates’ ability to demonstrate the skills, knowledge & qualifications in the Person Specification only.

The closing date for applications is 23:59pm on 8th April 2019.

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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