Student Wellbeing Advisor

Imperial College London

Job description
Job summary

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College is one of the leading chemical engineering departments worldwide and is ranked top for undergraduate teaching in the UK in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. The student experience we provide is a substantial contributor to this success and we further strengthen the existing provision by addressing the wellbeing and mental health challenges that students face. The Student Wellbeing Advisor role enables us to enhance and develop wellbeing advice and support within the department for our students.

Duties and responsibilities

As our Student Wellbeing Advisor, you will provide wellbeing support to undergraduate and postgraduate students, working flexibly depending on individual students’ needs.  This might include conversations about mental health, relationships, sexuality, finance, neurodiversity, accommodation, family issues, bereavement and trauma.  You will listen, support, advise, signpost to College/external services and liaise with appropriate staff as needed.  The aim is to provide a safe, confidential, collaborative space for students to discuss whatever is on their mind.  This might be a single conversation, short term support or more regular, ongoing appointments depending on the situation.

You will also develop and lead training for Personal Tutors and other colleagues in wellbeing awareness.

Essential requirements

You will have a relevant qualification as well as experience of working in a further or higher education environment with a focus on student mentoring and support in a professional context.  You will also need to have experience of working within relevant professional protocols and policies, including safeguarding, data protection and confidentiality.

Experience of providing counselling support to students and providing staff training would be considered an advantage, as would accreditation from a recognised professional body in the fields of mental health, wellbeing and/or counselling.

Further information

The post is offered as a full-time, open-ended contract and is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

Should you have any queries about the post please contact: Andreas Kogelbauer ([email protected] ) or Sandra Roscoe ([email protected] )

To apply, please select the Apply Now button at the top of this page.  Candidates will need to submit an online application form.

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact [email protected] .

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 26th March 2023

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