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Director of Welfare and Wellbeing

University of Cambridge - Lucy Cavendish College

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £56,000 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th May 2022
Closes: 30th May 2022

Lucy Cavendish College invites applications for a Director of Welfare and Wellbeing, known internally as Assistant Senior Tutor – Pastoral which will report to the Senior Tutor of the College

The College has a new admissions policy and is undergoing a significant and exciting transformation and expansion. From Michaelmas 2021, the College admitted students of all ages and all genders. The College is already the most diverse in Cambridge. It aims to be broadly representative of UK society in its ‘home’ student body and increasingly to be so in its international intake.

With responsibility for leading a team that designs, plans and implements programmes and services to promote student wellbeing, this role will address student welfare needs including the provision of mental health support. The postholder will assist in the design and implementation of measures to evaluate the effectiveness of the College’s current provision and ensure that a high standard of service to students is maintained.

Flexibility is possible for some duties, responsibilities and line management in the expanding team of Tutors, Student Welfare and Wellbeing Advisor, Counsellors and College Nurse.  The role will involve providing training, guidance and advice to these as needed. The postholder will co-chair weekly meetings with Tutors and termly meetings of the whole wellbeing and welfare team with the Senior Tutor.  Alongside the Student Welfare and Wellbeing Advisor, the postholder will be a point of referral from Tutors and will have line management responsibility for a Programme Administrator and Student Finance Coordinator as well as having a dedicated Team Administrator to provide diary management and administrative support.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, the post holder will have demonstrable experience in the provision of welfare and wellbeing services for young people and successful experience of organising, co-ordinating and running a range of well-being activities ideally in a Higher Education setting. With experience in collecting, analysing, interrogating and evaluating data to improve practices and services, the postholder will have a proven understanding of confidentiality, ability to maintain professional boundaries and manage potentially difficult or conflictual situations with confidence.

With experience of successful leadership and management of a team, the postholder will be highly organised, with an ability to prioritise and multi-task . In addition, they will  be forward thinking and ambitious with the ability  to demonstrate flexibility and a commitment to high professional standards. They will have a high level of emotional resilience with  the ability to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines when needed.

In return we can offer a benefits package including 33 days holiday, free lunches when kitchens are open, a contributory pension scheme, car parking, life assurance, a health cash back scheme and a cycle to work scheme.

A Fellowship is available to a suitably qualified appointee which will be for three years in the first instance and is renewable thereafter.

To learn more about this important role, to make an informal enquiry or to discuss the flexibility in duties and responsibilities in relation to your background, please contact:

Dr Jane Greatorex on senior.tutor@lucy.cam.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 30 May 2022

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14 June 2022

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