Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Advisor

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7073746 (Ref.No. MHDEN1181)
Posted: January 6, 2021

Job Description

Are you looking for a varied role supporting students’ wellbeing? Do you have experience of managing a complex caseload? Do you have skills in active listening and signposting? Would you like to deliver wellbeing activities and student support initiatives? Would you like to support students facing barriers to learning?

This post will provide support to student learning and development across taught programmes in the School of Dentistry. You will provide one to one support to students with the provision of pastoral care being a priority. You will provide a conduit whereby students receive advice and support and are directed to other central support services available in the university as a whole.

You will support students through reflective practice and the delivery of workshops, local groups and activities. You will underpin academic learning by providing personal and practical help to students at all stages of their development with us. You will tap into the resources offered within the university and ensure that students in the School are fully informed and have the opportunity to access the services available.

You will be educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area or will have substantial experience of supporting student development and providing pastoral care. An understanding of the issues relating to the transition from school to university, the needs of non-traditional students and the cultural differences faced by students are essential. You will have experience of working in the Higher Education or advanced Further Education sectors and you will have the skills to work alongside academic colleagues and be able to adapt materials and approaches to support diverse student groups. Understanding the need for confidentiality and being able to work closely with students with sensitivity and tact is essential. Due to the nature of this role, there is a requirement to work flexible hours aligned to student free times.

To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:

Aradhna Tugnait, Associate Director of Student Education (Student Support)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2683, Email: 

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Dentistry holds a Silver Award. We are committed to being an inclusive school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Dentistry
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  1.0 Full Time Equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for up to one year as maternity leave cover)
Release Date:  Tuesday 05 January 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 26 January 2021
Reference:  MHDEN1181

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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