Residential Life Adviser

University of Northampton - Student Services

Location: Avenue Campus, Park Campus

Full Time Day Staff (Term Time Only, 1 Year Fixed Term)

As part of Student Services we provide information, advice, guidance and support for the personal, educational and career development needs of our students. We seek people who share our vision and have the drive to help our students make independent choices, and find their own solutions to the challenges of living in a communal accommodation setting.

Student Services are looking to recruit a flexible, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to provide pastoral and administrative support for students living in University Halls of Residence. Through this role you will help develop a positive student community focused on shared ideas of tolerance, compromise and mutual understanding. You will also support personal growth and the development of emotional resilience in our students.

To succeed in this role you will possess good interpersonal skills, sensitivity in discussing difficult issues with students and a commitment to providing a positive student experience. You will deal with a range of enquiries quickly and efficiently and have a flexible approach to your working day. You will also possess exceptional administration skills and a high level of IT skills including Microsoft office packages. Working mainly from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday (term time only) you will primarily be based at our Park Campus halls of residence but the role will also involve moving between sites dependant on the demands of our student population. During keys times in the year there will also be the need to work some additional hours (evening weekends).

In exchange for this we provide full on the job training as well as an internal university wide induction scheme and the chance for continuous development throughout your time on the role. You will also get 21 days holiday per annum pro rata as well as bank holidays and additional closed days.

For further information, or an informal discussion about this post please contact Ben Miles, Residential Life Team Leader on (01604) 893639 or email

Interview Date: Tuesday 12 September 2017

This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

This is an exciting time to join our University as we prepare to relocate in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impactand who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time. 

The University of Northampton as an employer strives to achieve diversity among its staff which reflects the communities it serves.

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