Student Wellbeing and Safeguarding Manager

Library and Student Services

Staffordshire University, College Rd, Stoke-on-Trent, UK


  • Posted on: 22nd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £41,526
  • REF: LSS20-04
  • Closes: 07th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Who is Staffordshire University?

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.   As an inclusive community we support people to achieve their potential and be successful.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented manager, to join Staffordshire University Student Wellbeing and Safeguarding team, which is part of the Student Support and Wellbeing Service.  This is an exceptional period when the team is moving from a traditional Counselling Service to a multi-disciplinary team who provide psychological support to students promoting progression, retention and success at university.  The 20/21 academic year has seen the inception of ‘single session therapy’ to great success, signifying the ambition to create a continually evolving service delivery.

This is a full-time role for a dynamic and experienced mental health professional to provide strategic leadership and operational management, leading a team of professionals through this transition, while delivering evidence-based interventions which foster student autonomy and resilience. The role will require the successful candidate to take the lead on the development of partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure the delivery of services which meet the needs of our inclusive and diverse student and staff community. The postholder will have the operational lead on student safeguarding for the university and have a significant role in establishing a whole university approach to student wellbeing.

The successful candidate will have a Post-Graduate Diploma equivalent qualification in a relevant clinical field (e.g. Counselling/Psychotherapy, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Counselling Psychology, etc) and be accredited by a relevant professional body (e.g. NMC, NASW, BACP, UKCP, HCPC, BPS etc). Additionally, the successful candidate will have proven experience of effective team management and team development and strong clinical experience of working with people struggling with their mental health including experience in crisis intervention and of managing client risk.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

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