Head of Disability & Wellbeing

Edge Hill University - Student Services

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About You

You will be a respected leader in your field, capable of building confidence in your ideas and able to motivate and take your staff with you on the journey. You will have skills in visioning, creating, and delivering holistic student centred services. Your approach means that you will thrive working as part of a forward thinking senior management team in a complex organisation.

About the Role

This is a new role bringing together the three services of Disability, Counselling, and Wellbeing under one Head of Department, and provides an exciting opportunity to shape their future direction.

This senior position, reporting directly to the Director of Student Services, will be responsible for the overall strategic, financial, and operational direction of these services, and will have a focus on developing a coherent and collaborative delivery model across the three service areas.

Rewards/Benefits

We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

As a senior colleague at Edge Hill University you will have access to a generous pension scheme, opportunity for corporate healthcare and an environment in which you can make a difference.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer a range of specialist development sessions or courses and an award winning staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means as well as opportunities to attend interactive sessions like ‘Mental Toughness’ or ‘Leading with emotional intelligence’ you are able to have a lunchtime stroll across our beautiful campus, book an appointment with our onsite hairdresser, have your car valeted, or get together with colleagues over free food and drink to watch the latest film on one of our Film Nights.

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

Edge Hill is ranked Gold in the national Teaching Excellence Framework, which measures success in teaching quality, learning environment and student employability outcomes.

The Gold award – which has been given to just the top 20% of institutions in the UK and only three Universities in the North West – indicates that teaching at Edge Hill is of ‘the highest quality found in the UK.’ Edge Hill is one of the select few universities to have held the coveted UK University of the Year title, awarded by Times Higher Education (2014/15). 

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact Fay Sherrington, Director of Student Services (Sherrinf@edgehill.ac.uk).

Further details:   

Interview Date: Thursday 26 October 2017.

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