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Student Wellbeing Adviser

Directorate of Learning and Wellbeing

Location:  Camden (Kings Cross, London) / Hawkshead (nr Potters Bar, Herts)
Salary:  £38,721 to £49,521 Per Annum Including London Weighting
Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 11 July 2024
Interview Date:  Tuesday 30 July 2024
Reference:  LWB-0162-24

The Royal Veterinary College is the UK's largest and longest-established independent vet school and is a Member Institution of the University of London.  The RVC offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing, and biological sciences, and CPD programmes in veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing.

We are looking for a full time Student Wellbeing Adviser to join our Advice Centre team within the University. You will provide information, advice and support for students on general, emotional and mental health issues. You will act as the first point of contact for students accessing Advice Centre services and will work with students to assess their presenting issues and liaise with colleagues across the RVC to provide effective and appropriate support. You will refer students to other specialist internal services and signpost students to external support services when appropriate so knowledge of, and ability to maintain good working relationships with colleagues and external services is key. You will also contribute to the development and promotion of Advice Centre services and other health promotion campaigns as directed. 

You will also provide advice to colleagues on student support issues and contribute to the ongoing development of Advice Centre policy, processes and delivery of initiatives around student wellbeing.

We are looking for positive, motivated candidates with experience of providing high quality support to students.  You must be an excellent communicator with the ability to work independently and as part of a small team. Being highly organised with a proven ability to manage a caseload effectively is also required.   

The Advice Centre is part of the Directorate of Learning and Wellbeing. The Directorate of Learning and Wellbeing aims to create inclusive wellness environments for study and work as part of a whole university approach to wellbeing for staff and students. 

We offer a generous reward package and benefits including:

  • Competitive and attractive pension package
  • Generous 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays & concessionary days)
  • Access to free in-house CPD and funded external CPD
  • A range of family friendly policies, including adoption, maternity and paternity pay and leave
  • On site café and restaurant 
  • Free membership to the newly built Fitness and Wellbeing Centre located on site (gym, badminton, climbing wall, Zumba, yoga and Pilates classes included)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free mini-bus service to and from Potters Bar station and Hawkshead Campus

Informal enquiries on this role can be directed to Dina Varsani, Senior Student Wellbeing Adviser, at dvarsani@rvc.ac.uk

Further details:    Job Description     Person Specification     Conditions of Employment    
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The RVC values Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and therefore welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.   Balancing both the needs of the business with those of our staff, we will consider applications to work on a flexible basis.


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