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Student Life Manager

University of Bradford - Learning, Teaching and Student Experience

Location: Bradford
Salary: £39,347 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 22nd March 2024
Job Ref: HR0162322

Interview Date: To be confirmed

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced support and guidance professional to join the University of Bradford to lead our Student Life Team, working to deliver exceptional student support to our diverse student community.

Our Student Life Team is responsible for providing high quality advice, guidance, and support on a range of money and pastoral matters. The team’s caseload is varied, stimulating, and involves supporting students on a wide range of financial matters including providing advice on student funding, assessing applications for hardship support, providing guidance on welfare benefits, and supporting our students to develop their financial capability skills. The Student Life Team also provides support with a range of pastoral issues such as domestic violence, forced marriage, homelessness, and other broader welfare issues.

The Student Life Manager will be responsible for leading our Student Life Advisers to ensure the team provides comprehensive and effective sector leading support to our students. They will oversee the disbursement of hardship and other discretionary support to students, ensuring fair and robust processes and procedures are implemented and monitored, along with overseeing the creation and delivery of the institution’s financial capability strategy, including specific cost of living initiatives. They will also lead and oversee effective processes, procedures and wider initiatives pertaining to welfare support, including, but not limited to homelessness, domestic abuse and forced marriage.

No two days are ever the same in the Student Life Team, and we are looking for someone who is resilient, organised, proactive, and who ensures they put the student experience at the centre of everything they do. If you think you are the right person to lead this dynamic team and have the skills and experience, we are looking for then we would love to hear from you. In return for everything you can bring, we offer a challenging role in a large and complex organisation, as well as a competitive rewards package.

Informal enquiries prior to application can be made to Sarah Jones, Head of Student Life by email at s.jones22@bradford.ac.uk

In Return we Offer:

  • 25 days holiday and 13 statutory and customary days (taken at Easter and Christmas).
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Great campus facilities including:
  • Unique fitness centre
  • Eye clinic
  • Physiotherapy & sports rehabilitation,
  • Counselling & mental health services
  • On site nursery
  • Food & drink outlets
  • Generous employer contribution pension schemes - Universities Superannuation Scheme

Find more information about the many other benefits, including salary sacrifice schemes and campus nursery.

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Confronting Inequality : Celebrating Diversity

At the University of Bradford we accept people for who they are regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or socio-economic background and whether you’re pregnant or on maternity leave.  

In line with the University’s commitment to equality charters including Athena Swan, Race Equality Charter, Disability Confident and Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme, we welcome applications from people identifying with these characteristics.  The University has a number of staff networks which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff who hold these and other identities.

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