Job offer in london Head of Wellbeing at University of West London
The University of West London is a leading modern University specialising in the education and development of exceptional creative, business, and service professionals. The University has one of the best employment rates within the country with 96% of the students in work within six months of graduating.
Student Services plays a key role in supporting students to achieve to their full potential, by offering advice and guidance to help reduce any barriers to their success. Our student body is extremely diverse and because of the variety of support needs that our students have, our work can be fast-moving and challenging, but very rewarding. Student Services is currently in a period of transition and growth so it is an exciting time to be joining the team.
The main purpose of role is to provide strategic and operational leadership to the Wellbeing Service at UWL. It is essential that the post holder should be able to articulate a vision and a strategy to ensure that this vital aspect of our student services is effective and on the leading edge of professional practice. In particular, they should deliver a service that is proactive and support the students to be inclusive in the curriculum.
The post holder is part of the Student Services Management Team and is required to contribute their ideas and experience to the running of Student Services as a whole. Furthermore, they will ensure that the work of the Wellbeing Service is routinely evaluated and analysed, providing data to contribute to wider University initiatives.
Applicants must have proven working knowledge of the needs of students covering a range of disabilities, mental health, learning difficulties, and counselling. Knowledge of current disability legislation, funding, and policy implementation is essential for this post, as is previous experience of working in an advisory role in the higher education sector.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of effective leadership and innovation. They will be committed to understanding student needs and to improving student outcomes working closely with students and staff at all levels in the University to ensure the wellbeing and legal contractual policies are delivered in a timely manner and to a very high standard.
Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.
Closing date for receipt of applications to the above post is Monday 17 April 2017.
Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 02 May 2017.
For further details and to apply online please visit jobs.uwl.ac.uk.
CVs without an online application will not be accepted.