|Salary:||£32,348 to £35,333 per annum|
|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||19th February 2023|
The Academic Section is part of the University’s Professional Services and is headed by the Academic Registrar. It is responsible for managing all aspects of student and academic administration and plays a central role in delivering the University’s commitment to excellence in education across the institution. The main directorates of the Academic Section are: Academic Services and Student Life.
The Student Life directorate is responsible for leading and coordinating many elements of the student experience which support the educational aspects of student life including Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity, Student Services and Student Development. The directorate is predominantly student-facing and the success of its delivery relies on ensuring student benefit is paramount in our approach and that services and support are delivered in a coherent and student-focused manner.
The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service provides a professional and proactive service for students within a safe, healthy and inclusive environment, and supports our students to fulfil their potential as individuals and to enable them to be active participants in their own educational experiences and the transformational opportunities available to them at the University of Essex.
We are looking for someone with a professional approach who is able to identify opportunities for collaborative working and can contribute to our vision for proactive and diverse services aimed at supporting students to thrive and get the most out of their time at Essex.
Duties of the Role
You will provide non-judgmental coaching support to students on a daily basis, using a solution focused approach, empowering students to fulfil their potential as individuals, enabling them to develop coping strategies and to be active participants in their own educational experiences. You will communicate with teaching departments to ensure that reasonable adjustments are put in place to ensure students are not disadvantaged due to their mental health or other disabilities. You will help students navigate appropriate support services and will liaise directly with health care services when appropriate. You will also develop and deliver proactive wellbeing initiatives and interventions based on partnership and integration.
This is a permanent, full-time post based at our Colchester campus however travel will be required to other campuses.
Skills and qualifications required
You will have a good general education to A level standard, or equivalent and a relevant professional qualification. Your experience will include working with people with a range of emotional and mental health difficulties and you will need to be able to take responsibility for resolving complex matters including during crisis situations for students. We are looking for someone who can manage multiple projects and priorities plus demonstrate an enabling approach for students.
Due to the nature of the role, it is essential you can fulfil the staff vetting requirements in respect of University Positions of Trust.
Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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