Residential Life Adviser

Bristol, United Kingdom
£29,515 - £33,199 per annum (pro rata)
13 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type

Division/School Students Services
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full or Part time
Salary £29,515 - £33,199 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date for applications 27-Aug-2019

The University of Bristol has introduced whole-institution approach to pastoral care and support for its students. This includes major new investments in support for student wellbeing in academic schools and central services, such as our specialist Students’ Health and Counselling Services. The University has also created a sector-leading support model for students living in University residences in response to increasing student numbers, greater diversity in the student body, and more complex student wellbeing issues. The University currently provides 6,800 student bed spaces across the city and this figure is set to rise significantly over the coming 3-5 years.

Further information on student support in residences can be found at

There are three Student Residential Villages staffed by teams of Residential Life Advisers with responsibility for providing around the clock support for inclusive community building, events and activities, as well as proactively supporting and responding to concerns about student wellbeing. Advisers are trained extensively across a range of areas, including mental health. Advisers line manage teams of Chief and Senior Residents, including planning (along with the Chief Resident) and delivery of shift rotas, coordination of team duties, undertaking staff performance reviews, and chairing regular team meetings.

With previous experience and qualifications in the provision of mental health and wellbeing support, you will also have experience of working with students or young people in an advisory and support capacity, and a good understanding of student wellbeing related issues. Proven experience of working as part of a team to deliver a high-quality service is essential, as is the ability to independently solve problems within a complex organisational and regulatory environment. Experience of using a wide range of IT applications, including the MS Office Suite, social media, and internal databases/systems is also required.

There are two roles available, with shift patterns alternating every week between:

Role 1 (full time, 35 hours per week):

  • Monday-Friday 16:00-00:00
  • Monday-Friday 00:00-08:00

Role 2 (22 hours per week):

  • Saturday and Sunday 08:00-20:00
  • Saturday and Sunday 20:00-08:00

The closing date for application is midnight on Tuesday 27th August 2019. For informal enquiries please contact

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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