Head of Residential Life

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
£42,418 - £47,722 per annum
09 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Bristol is recruiting for an experienced and innovative manager to lead student support in one of our three newly established student villages as Head of Residential Life. You will be responsible for ensuring the welfare of 2000+ students on a 24/7 year-round basis, at the head of a team of circa 50 full and part time staff. In building a first class residential experience for our student you will provide leadership in enhancing support for student transition into higher education, inclusive community building, addressing misconduct under the University’s Local Rules for Residences, and proactive advice and support for students experiencing difficulties. The role will also support student wellbeing skills development within the University’s whole institution approach to care and support for its students. Residential initiatives will be delivered in partnership with student residents, Bristol SU, the Division of Sport, Exercise and Health, and other University colleagues. In addition, the Head of Residential Life will contribute to the strategic development of the wider Residential Life Service.
As well as an excellent remuneration package the University offers extensive training across a range of areas as well as opportunities for personal and career development. The post is live in so free accommodation will also be provided at one of our student villages

You will have worked previously as a manager in a complex organisation, and thrive on change and all its challenges. You will be able to provide strategic leadership, team building and act as a role model in delivering a high-quality service, underpinned by excellent organisational and IT skills.
Above all you will relish a working life that provides variety and enrichment at every turn as well as enjoying the challenge of working independently to solve problems.

Further information on student support in residences can be found at

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