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Student Wellbeing Officer

Student Services

Salary:   £23,164 to £25,298
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Closing Date:   Sunday 30 July 2017
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  SWO95-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 will be the main point of contact for general welfare enquiries and provide first line support to students seeking guidance on personal matters and/or access to other services. Working closely with other colleagues, the post-holder will handle individual and complex student circumstances. The post-holder will also play an active role in inductions, development of campaigns and publicity materials and take a particular responsibility for engaging with, and encouraging participation from, under-represented student groups.

This role will require, tact and diplomacy, with excellent interpersonal skills, displaying initiative, warmth and composure under pressure. You will provide information, advice and guidance to students on welfare and wellbeing matters. You must be able to work flexibly as this role may require some occaasional evening and weekend work.

Interviews for this position will be held during the week commencing 7 August 2017. 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”.