Head of Student Success

Southampton, Hampshire (GB)
£61,823 to £71,658
03 May 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Work-Ready, World-Ready & Future-Ready
Solent University is a modern and ambitious university with exciting plans for the future.  We're focused on the practical side of higher education, providing the connections and confidence to turn knowledge into careers with real meaningful impact. Our community is vibrant and innovative with our six values of respect, ownership, inclusivity, engagement, integrity and teamwork underpinning everything we do. Our mission is dedicated to the pursuit of providing an excellent university education that enables learners from all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders, while also promoting economic and social prosperity for the communities we serve.  
The Head of Student Success is responsible for leading a culture of high-performance and continuous improvement across a portfolio which covers counselling and student well-being services; student advice and guidance on matters concerning university life; student achievement activities; careers advice and guidance; graduate outcomes; safeguarding and Prevent; support for students with disabilities and learning differences; reasonable adjustments; and welcome activities. Solent has a strong reputation for teaching excellence and providing the skills, experiences, and real-world learning that our students need to meet their future success, this role is pivotal in supporting our strategic priorities for Student Success beyond core academic activity. 

Candidates will bring a deep understanding of the future direction of non-academic student services, particularly student wellbeing and mental health and support for student retention and progression, in a senior operational role in higher education or a related sector. You will be a developing and credible sector leader, keen to work with an ambitious new leadership team, focused on making Solent a sector leader in the provision of student-centered services.   

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Closing date for applications is midday, Monday 5 June 2023   
Solent University is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes applications from candidates who are currently underrepresented at this level. 

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