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Faculty Wellbeing Consultant x 4

University of Sussex - Wellbeing Services

Location: Sussex, Falmer
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum or pro rata if part time
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th March 2024
Closes: 26th April 2024
Job Ref: 21372

Division: Student Experience

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week. Flexible working options are not suitable for these posts.

Closing Date: 26 April 2024. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected Interview Date: To be confirmed

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible. 

About the role 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our innovative Student Wellbeing Team. We’re advertising four posts which bridge our Academic Faculties and central Wellbeing Services with the aim of providing expert consultation and improved communication between central support services and the Schools. These roles are new, and you will be joining us at a time when you can influence the role’s development to ensure maximum effectiveness. The University has recently signed up to the Mental Health Charter and these proactive roles will provide an embedded source of expertise in student mental health, within the Academic Faculties to help progress our associated strategic and operational aims.  

About you 

You will have some kind of a mental health or social care qualification and/or equivalent experience. Some experience of managing mental health crises is desirable, as is a calm and resilient approach to high pressure situations. You will have the ability and confidence to communicate effectively with and train all levels of professional and academic staff in academic Schools whilst maintaining professional boundaries with both students and staff. You will need the confidence to work independently and also to support other team members. Ideally, you will have some experience and/or understanding of working within Higher Education. A meticulous and disciplined approach to administration is required to maintain our case management systems. 

About our Division 

Our Student Experience is all about our Students. We work diligently to ensure that all our students are supported and have positive meaningful experiences in our University. We are led by our Student Experience Director and her Leadership team. Our services focus on Academic Quality, Student Data & Records, Careers & Entrepreneurship, Advice & Guidance, Complaints & Conduct, and Student Wellbeing. We work collaboratively with our Schools and Divisions to ensure our students have environment that will further enhances their potential and equip them to pursue their goals and aspirations. 

Why work here… 

Our University is situated just off of the A27, next to the beautiful South Downs where you will enjoy everything that our 150-acre campus has to offer. We are easily accessible by public transport; a 5-minute walk from the train station and bus stops within the campus. We have dedicated cycling paths and encourage our staff to cycle to work with our offering of a cycle to work scheme. 

Sussex is a renowned, research-led International University and this is only possible because of the people that work here. Whether you are Faculty, Student, or a member of a Professional Services Team, it’s our people that make us great and we want you to be part of that. 

Please contact Student Wellbeing Student Wellbeing@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries. 

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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