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Student Success Adviser

University of Bristol - University of Bristol Business School

Location: Bristol
Salary: £37,099 to £41,732 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th June 2024
Closes: 1st July 2024
Job Ref: SUPP111374

The role

University of Bristol Business School is recruiting two Student Success Advisers (SSA) roles as part of a University-wide pilot to test different approaches to the Personal Tutoring model. The SSA posts will be a highly visible presence within the School, working with colleagues and students to ensure all postgraduate students flourish during their time at Bristol.  They will provide support and guidance to students to ensure they have the best opportunity to achieve their educational goals. They will support the engagement and progression of students and play a pivotal role in promoting student success throughout their academic programme. The postholder will provide expert advice and support in the development of employability and skills sessions for students which may change and evolve over time, collaborating with school staff and students to develop sessions, services, or opportunities to support the success of students.

What will you be doing?

  • Act as first point of contact for postgraduate students alongside, Senior Tutors
  • Develop students’ academic skills and confidence
  • Focus on building an inclusive personal growth service linked to the Bristol Skills Profile
  • As part of a team of Student Success Advisers (SSAs) the post-holders will proactively support our PGT cohorts with academic and pastoral needs, via small group and individual meetings, targeted interactive events, and a drop-in service

You should apply if

You have a substantial relevant professional experience in working with students in a post-16 environment, with a detailed knowledge of Higher Education academic processes and regulations relating to postgraduate students. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of student need and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, both within the Business School and the University community.

We are looking for the post-holders to have specific experience in creating and delivering sessions on study skills, to help develop student’s academic ability.

Due to the volume of international students we have at the Business School, we are also seeking for one of the post-holders to be fluent in Mandarin.

Additional information

For informal queries about the role, please contact: 

Rosy Farmer on rosy.farmer@bristol.ac.uk

This advert will close at 23:59 UK time on Monday 1st of July 2024.

Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 18th of July 2024 (subject to change)

Our strategy and mission

We recently launched our strategy to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.
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