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Head of Student Guidance and Wellbeing

University of Stirling

Location: Stirling
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 p.a. (Pro Rota). Grade8
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021
Job Ref: SERV01333

Location: Stirling Campus    
Working Pattern: Part time 40%FTE 

The Post

The post holder will form part of the senior team within Student Support Services (SSS), a division of Student, Academic and Corporate Services (SACS). They will report directly to the Director of Student Services and will provide high quality support and advice to the Director and other senior colleagues.

This a 0.4TE role, and as such the post will form a job share with the current Head of Student Guidance and Wellbeing who holds the other 0.6FTE of the role.

Between them, the two post-holders will be responsible for leading the mental health, wellbeing, counselling and Chaplaincy teams and overseeing the operations of the Sexual Violence and Liaison Officer (SVMLO) team. They will be jointly responsible for the line management of the team and for managing student crises. The two post holders will also have responsibility for driving a range of projects of strategic importance, aligned to the SSS strategy and operational plan, the Professional Services Leadership Plan, and institutional strategies including the Mental Health and Gender Based Violence strategies.

Description of Duties

  • Contribute to the development of the SSS strategy and annual operational plan, and work in close partnership with the Director of Student Services, the other Head of Student Guidance and Wellbeing, and the Head of Accessibility and Inclusion (Deputy Head of Student Support Services) to ensure that plans are aligned with the University’s Strategic Plan, the Professional Services Leadership Plan, and institutional strategies for health, wellbeing and welfare
  • Effectively lead and drive the delivery of significant aspects of the SSS operational plan and institutional strategies for student wellbeing and welfare, notably those relating to mental health and wellbeing, gender based violence, physical health, support to study/fitness to study, and crisis management
  • Oversee and directly lead on the development, review and implementation of policy, procedures and enhancement activities relating to a wide range of aspects of the student support agenda

Essential Criteria

Qualifications and professional experience

  • Undergraduate degree and relevant professional qualification or significant relevant experience, which reflects the senior nature of the appointment
  • Substantial experience of working in a management/strategic role related to welfare and wellbeing and/or student support
  • Substantial experience of working with diverse groups and a commitment to equality of opportunity 

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/list/details/?jobId=2765&jobTitle=Head%20of%20Student%20Guidance%20&%20Wellbeing

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