Head, Mental Health Support

University of Hull


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Reference:  EST-093-JG
Campus:  Hull
Faculty/Area:  Academic Services
Subject Group/Team:  Student Wellbeing

£57,696 to £64,914
per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 08 November 2023

This post is only open to current University of Hull employees

Applicants are required to submit a current CV and cover letter.

This post requires an enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service for Adult & Child Workforce.

The University of Hull is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that upholds the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that every individual, regardless of their background or ability, should have equal opportunities to excel in higher education. Our commitment to a whole university approach to mental health and wellbeing drives us to create an educational experience that unlocks the full potential of our students. 

As part of this commitment we are looking for a Head of mental Health Support to join our Academic Services team. In the role you will bring your subject matter expertise to help us design, build and maintain services that are inclusive, forward-thinking, and compliant. This critical role is responsible for ensuring the well-being and mental health of our students, providing essential support pathways to help them thrive academically and personally.

The role

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and developing mental health and wellbeing strategies at the University of Hull, which provides advice and support to students and staff supporting students to adopt a whole institution approach. As a subject matter specialist in this area, you will provide professional expertise and authoritative advice at both a strategic and an operational level, ensuring the implementation of best practice across all areas of the student experience supported by appropriate strategy, policy, and procedure.

You will understand the needs of students, what a good response to wellbeing in a University looks like and will keep abreast of sector developments and legislative changes to make sure we develop and maintain a service that continually improves, meets the needs and expectations of our students, and reflects our commitment to enhancing the experience of learners across our institution. You’ll support a variety of projects to raise awareness of wellbeing issues across the university, including identifying staff training needs relating to mental health, wellbeing and inclusive practice.

About you 

We’re looking for someone with excellent attention to detail, ‘big-picture’ vision, exceptional communication, high levels of motivation, resourcefulness and resilience, inspirational team management and leadership, and the ability to influence, persuade, and listen.

The successful candidate will also have:

  • Experience of working as a professional specialist with high-level expertise demonstrating independent professional responsibility and discretion.
  • A track record of operating at a strategic institutional level or of demonstrable strategic influence
  • Knowledge of legislative and regulatory frameworks in relation to mental health and wellbeing
  • Awareness of prevailing sector developments and trends, along with evidence of active engagement with current developments in this field.
  • Experience in continuous improvement and service evaluation.
  • Proficiency in handling complex casework and resolving complaints.

For Further Information please contact Becky Dennison on [email protected]

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At Hull we are committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level, because we believe a diverse workforce brings broader expertise, improved innovation and greater success for all. 

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