Job Description

Following an extensive strategic review of our mental health and wellbeing provision for students across the collegiate University, a new Student Wellbeing Team is being formed within our Student Support, Access and Welfare Division of Education Services.

We are seeking an experienced and motivated candidate to assume the role of Head of Student Wellbeing to take the lead on the codesign and delivery of a new pan-institutional assessment, triage and referral function for students to access mental health and wellbeing support, as well as to establish and enhance preventative and early intervention activities to support student mental health and wellbeing across Cambridge.

The post holder will need to work with a wide variety of disparate stakeholders across the University and Colleges, bringing their skills, knowledge and experience to bear in order to pioneer new ways of working across the institution. The post holder will also line manage a team of student wellbeing advisers providing services directly to students.

The ideal candidate will have experience of delivering a wellbeing or mental health related role or service, together with a recognised mental health qualification. They will be able to take a student-centred approach to service delivery whilst also recognising the broader institutional context and constraints in which services are delivered.

The post holder will need to bring together a broad range of stakeholders to build effective relationships, negotiate changes to policy and practice, and to build consensus in order to influence decision-making at the highest level. The role holder will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively and credibly in a complex and highly devolved organisation.

This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a newly-formed and ambitious Division as we embark on delivering a strategic transformation programme that aims to make a real and tangible difference to students’ lives.

This is a permanent role based primarily in central Cambridge. The role is advertised as full time but we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working, or other flexible working arrangements.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to work flexibly.

Please upload your CV and a covering letter when applying.

Please do not apply without consulting the Further Information document which can opened via a link at the bottom of the page.

Interviews are expected to be held on 16 March 2022.

Please quote reference AC29882 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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