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Residences Officer x 2 (Nights, Part-time)

Student Services

Salary:   £20,624 to £22,494 Pro-rata
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Closing Date:   Sunday 30 July 2017
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  RO94-RH

Student Services at Harper Adams includes management of residential accommodation on-campus, oversight of approved off-campus accommodation, a welfare and advice function and general support for students to maximise their academic and personal development whilst at University. The post-holder, working closely with and supported by the Student Wardens, will be responsible for providing out of hours support for residential students and ensuring a safe, welcoming and respectful environment.

The routine working week will be 37 hours across 4 nights (4 nights on, 4 nights off) 6.00p.m. -3.30 a.m. approximately, plus 1 hour hand over per shift cycle, over 38 weeks. Experience of working with students, young people aged 17+and a demonstrable understanding of their needs and behaviours will be essential. You must be prepared to handle some very challenging situations but remain calm and composed at all times.

We require two Residences Officers, these are permanent part -time positions, interviews for these positions will be held during the week commencing 7 August, final date to be set.


The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector.

With 2800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange

Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. Its current graduate employment rate is 98% (the joint top rating in England) and student satisfaction stands at 93% (National Student Survey 2017).

Harper Adams is ranked as the UK’s Best Modern University by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; was named University of the Year in the 2016 and 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards and holds a Gold (highest level) award from the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

In 2018 Harper Adams University will receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, part of the UK honours system.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.