Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 70 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2021). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our University mission – with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence – is integral to everything we do.
The Student Wellbeing Service is a multi-disciplinary team providing professional support to students, working in collaboration with colleagues and departments across the institution in the promotion of positive mental wellbeing for our students. The team comprises; the Disability Team, the Counselling Team, Mental Health Advisers and a Student Wellbeing Adviser.
Exciting opportunities have arisen for a further two Student Wellbeing Advisers to join the team. The post holder will provide practical and emotional support to students experiencing a wide variety of problems, ensuring their general health and wellbeing is well supported. The role contributes significantly not only to the support of individual students but also to advising and supporting other University departments in working with students with general welfare issues.
The role involves meeting students on a one to one basis providing practical guidance and initiating an internal referral where appropriate. The role holder will work with staff throughout the University including staff in pastoral/welfare roles in schools, the students’ association, tutors, halls of residence staff, security staff, as well as colleagues within the Student Wellbeing team and the wider Campus Life team.
Educated to degree level or equivalent qualifications and experience the ideal candidate will have experience of working in a welfare or advisory capacity, preferably in a further or higher education environment and have the ability to work autonomously as part of a multidisciplinary team.
As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.
Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success.
The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.
As a Disability Confident ‘Committed’ employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident ‘Committed’ level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.
The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.
Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant.
The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.
Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).
As this role involves Regulated work with Adults and/or Children the successful candidate will require PVG Scheme membership.
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