Deputy Senior Tutor – Wellbeing (up to 37hrs per week and 12 month contract)

University of Cambridge

Salary and Salary Band: scp 43 – 47 currently £52,841 – £59,450 p/a

Hours: Up to 37hrs per week

About the College

Homerton is a large and diverse College, which prides itself on wraparound, person-centred support to enable each student to navigate their own journey through their time with us. To do this, we combine more general and proactive environmental, service and event-based wellbeing initiatives, alongside targeted pastoral guidance we have in place for every individual student.

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Tutor, this newly formalised role of Deputy Senior Tutor – Wellbeing (DST-W) will oversee the welfare and wellbeing of undergraduate and postgraduate students at Homerton.

The role will have strategic oversight and operational responsibility for supporting students’ mental and physical health, for assisting students through various forms of non-academic difficulty, and for the proactive advancement of student wellbeing initiatives and a supportive culture in the institution.

In addition, this role will be responsible for ensuring we are meeting the anticipatory duties of the Equality Act, and making any reasonable adjustments as required. The role is therefore an exciting opportunity to lead on wider targeted initiatives, as well as for rewarding work with individual students.

The DST-W will join the existing team of staff caring for students, overseen by the Senior Tutor, and will have line management responsibility for the pastoral team, including the Wellbeing Coordinator, Student Health Advisor and College Counsellors, and all Tutors, including the College Discrimination and Harassment Contacts.

Students are also supported by staff in the Tutorial Office, the Porters’ Lodge, Changemakers staff, Housekeeping and Catering departments, as part of our multi-disciplinary team approach.

About You

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Experience of working with students in HE, and understanding of the contemporary student environment and the range of opportunities available to support and promote wellbeing among students;
  • Experience in building and leading teams, demonstrating strategic thinking and vision;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Good understanding of tutorial office support function (or similar)
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential issues and to remain discreet, calm, and professional;
  • Understanding of duty of care and data protection;
  • Committed to high professional standards and able to embrace change;
  • Able to gain the trust of Fellows, students, and staff, and work across the collegiate University
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent  

Experience working in or with wellbeing and counselling or mental health services will be desirable.

Please note that we can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.
What do we offer

In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.  We will automatically enrol you into a pension scheme with generous employer contribution.  We offer free parking, subsided access to our onsite gym, a free meal whilst on duty, free eye tests and discounts via our benefits platform. 

How to apply

Please see the Job Description for more detail about the role.

Please forward applications to the HR Department at:  [email protected]

Closing date for applications: noon Monday 3 July 2023

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

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