HE Welfare & Wellbeing Lead

  • Job Reference: WREQ2584
  • Date Posted: 17 February 2021
  • Employer: Weston College
  • Website: https://www.weston.ac.uk/
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • Salary: £19,746 to £23,236
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

The Higher Education (HE) Welfare and Wellbeing Lead is responsible for ensuring that students have a smooth transition into HE, particularly those with a mental health condition. In addition, you will be providing effective ongoing pastoral support to enable student development, and to also ensure student retention and achievement.

The post-holder will also be required to deliver individual support and mentoring to HE students with a mental health diagnosis across UCW, potentially including those who are in receipt of DSA and request mental health mentoring and support. They will also be expected to promote the positive mental health, resilience, and wellbeing of all HE students, through organising awareness raising events and wellbeing activities.

This is an exciting time to join Weston College. The College is Ofsted 'Outstanding’; its Higher Education provision is graded 'Gold' by the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), and Weston College has recently won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, one of only two Further Education colleges in the country to be awarded this prestigious honour. Furthermore, the College is an Investors in People 'Champion' and has been awarded 'Platinum' by Investors in People, which demonstrates Weston College's commitment to invest in our staff to improve performance.

Weston College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.