Success and Retention Adviser

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Salary :£32,236- £38,460-Grade 5, point 29
18 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 14/08/2019
Salary Salary :£32,236- £38,460-Grade 5, point 29
Package Plus excellent benefits

Job description

Further Your Career with Edinburgh Napier University

The role

We are currently looking to recruit a Retention and Success Adviser on an initial 12 month Fixed Term Contract basis. This is an exciting opportunity to establish and develop a case-management approach in support of student success and retention. You will respond to, and case manage, concerns relating to students' academic, and/or wider welfare issues where there is a risk of withdrawal. 

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward thinking institution home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around them. The Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Service provides high quality, professional services to support potential and current students from their initial enquiry to Edinburgh Napier University through to graduation. As a University that is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all, we aim to provide a positive and supportive environment for all students and staff on the basis of individual merits, ability and potential. A wide range of support for students is embedded across the University, provided through a variety of services:  these include, Disability Inclusion, Student Funding, Counselling and Mental Wellbeing, Student Accommodation, Academic Skills, Widening Participation, and School Personal Development Tutors.

Who we are looking for 

Our ideal candidate will have significant experience gained in support roles, ideally in higher or further education and an understanding and experience of safeguarding those they work with. Candidates with relevant and transferable skills form social work, employability, community/adult education and relevant third sector organisations are also encouraged to apply.  

Candidates will ideally have experience in supporting individuals to fulfil their potential through a case management approach in support of student retention. 

 Candidates must evidence the essential criteria for the role, such as:

  • Demonstrable experience of providing a one to one support service 
  • Experience of responding to mental health and welfare issues with young people/students
  • Understanding of risk management and safeguarding
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise work effectively, to manage own workload, and to balance competing demands in order to meet agreed deadlines.
  •  An understanding and respect for diversity, including the ability to engage with students from a wide range of cultures and with a range of support needs

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits we offer

Salary : GBP 32,236- GBP 38,460-Grade 5, point 29

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

Additional Information

  • Closing Date :Wednesday 14th August 2019 (midnight GMT)
  • Shortlisting : Monday  19th August 2019 
  • Interview Date : Friday 30th August 2019

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. We are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG)  

This post may be subject to registration with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme, for regulated work with children and/or protected adults as appropriate. 
Information provided will be kept confidential and individuals will not be discriminated against unnecessarily due to non-relevant offending background. If you require further information on the PVG scheme, please visit Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditation's (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status.  More details can be found here.