College Wellbeing Officer

University of Birmingham - Professional Services Team

The Student Wellbeing Officer is a member of the School’s Professional Services Team and provides proactive and professional welfare support to students within the School. The main responsibilities for the role will include: 

  • Providing welfare advice and guidance to students following referral by a member of academic staff or by student self-referral;
  • Making referrals as appropriate to specialist services in the University;
  • Acting as the Reasonable Adjustment Coordinator for the School;
  • Contributing to and supporting induction of new and returning students and the University Transition Review for students;
  • Acting as Student Attendance Officer for the School.

Working as part of a wider team of Professional Services and Academic staff, the post holder will provide comprehensive support to students with in the School. The post holder will be expected to contribute to other areas (as and when required) in support of the School’s and College’s strategic priorities.

At the University of Birmingham we celebrate our diversity and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of the University community and are committed to promoting equality, diversity and fairness irrespective of age, disability, gender, pregnancy or marital status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status.

To be accessible and available to students, holding regular and timetabled office hours.

Providing helpful, accurate and expert advice to students as the Schools’ primary contact for matters relating to student support (e.g. welfare, pastoral). We anticipate that the Wellbeing Officer will be able to resolve some problems him/herself; others will need to be referred to University welfare services and/or University and College study-skill services.

The Student Wellbeing Officer will act as a key contact and link between the Schools and other College and University support services and ensure that the appropriate academic and professional services staffare kept fully informed regarding changes and updates in practice and policy.

Build effective networks and relationships with external and internal contacts who contribute to the delivery of events within the School.

To mainmain relevant records and provide statistics detailing Welfare activity as required by the College/School Senior Management and Senior Tutor

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £26,052 to £28,452. With potential progression once in post to £32,004 a year.

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote the appropriate Job Ref in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from www.hr.bham.ac.uk

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