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Student Mental Health Project Officer (FE/HE)

Library and Student Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £28,660 to £33,199 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Fixed term for 2 years
Release Date:  Monday 29 July 2019
Closing Date:   Thursday 15 August 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 29 August 2019
Reference:  SAAS18-16

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

The universities and their Students’ Unions will be working in partnership with local colleges and authorities, police and NHS providers, to effectively support students’ transition into, through and out of higher education, especially those that may be more vulnerable to mental health issues. It is hoped this will lead to new and innovative approaches that can be applied nationally in order to positively impact on student mental health, and as such a toolkit will be produced and shared across the further and higher education sectors. The funding is part of OfS’ major new programme to find innovative ways to combat a sharp rise in student mental health issues and spark a step-change in student support across the country.

This role is focused on the enhancement of services, support and processes that ensure a smooth transition from School and FE into and through University, particularly in relation to students experiencing mental ill health.  The post holder will ensure they students have the appropriate information and advice available to them and that staff are effectively equipped and enabled to provide expert and caring support for their students. The role will be predominantly based at Staffordshire University but will involve working also at Keele University, Local FE Colleges and with project partners.

We are looking for an individual who has experience of mental health and wellbeing within a community and/or educational setting, with experience of designing and delivering training to varied audiences. 

If you would like to be considered for more than role, please make this clear on your application. Please note, secondments require authorisation from your line manager. It is therefore advisable that you discuss your application with your manager before submitting it.

A DBS check is required for this post. 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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