Head of Student Support and Residential Life
Salary £71,598 per annum
Department/School Student and Academic Services
Location Central London
This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.
The University of Westminster has a long and distinctive history. Founded 185 years ago as London's first polytechnic institution, it has become known for the many ways in which it helps students to realise their full potential, regardless of background. Westminster's founding values are to be responsible, progressive and compassionate, with a spirit that reflects the University's global reach and location at the heart of a world city which is home to diverse communities.
Awarded TEF Silver for Student Experience and Student Outcomes, we are committed to enabling every one of our students to flourish and succeed in whatever they choose to do. Underpinning our excellent teaching programmes are high-quality student services which ensure that all students can benefit fully from studying at Westminster.
We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead our Student Support and Residential Life cluster. As part of this role, you will provide strategic direction in realising our commitment to a ‘whole University-approach' to wellbeing, enabling a culture which is inclusive and compassionate. A member of the Student and Academic Services Senior Leadership Team, you will bring vision and passion to creating an outstanding student experience.
The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills, professional expertise and a commitment to continuous improvement.
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At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.
We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.
The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.
Closing date: midnight on 03 December 2023
Interviews are likely to be held on: 15 December 2023
Administrative contact (for queries only):[email protected]JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
Head of Student Support and Residential Lif
University of Westminster
November 14, 2023
December 03, 2023
About the employer
The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institute. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Britain. The university received a Royal character and was named University of Westminster in 1992. The current Chancellor is Lady Frances Sorrell and Vice-chancellor Dr Peter Bonfield OBE. Its main campus is located in Regent Street in Central London. It has three other campuses located in Fitzrovia, Harrow and Marylebone. It is a member of various associations like the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, EFMD, Universities UK and European University Association. The University of Westminster is divided into three colleges, twelve schools and 65 departments & research centres. The university has 180 UG courses, 231 PG courses and 99 professional & short courses, which include full-time, part-time & open/distance learning courses. The university received £22 million from grants, contracts and research grants.
Departments: There are three major streams with over 65 different departments. The major departments in the University of Westminster are:
Science: College of Design, School of Computer Science, Creative and Digital Industries, School of Architecture, Computer Science and Engineering.
Arts: Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Law School, Westminster School of Arts & Westminster School of Media and Communication.
Commerce: Applied Management, Management and Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Organisations, Economy & Society.
Some of the famous alumni of the university include Sir Thomas Bennett (architecture), Fougasse (editor) and John Ryan (animator), famous authors like Mary Jo Bang and David Gascoyne, businessmen like Sinclair Beecham, Julian Metcalfe and Robert Bellinger, famous entertainers like Charlie Brooker, Asif Kaoadia and Tej Lalvani. Some famous faculty members of the university include Sir George Cayley, father of aeronautical engineering, Charles Algernon Parsons, engineer and inventor of steam turbine and Tom Ang, BBC presenter. Chantal Mouffe (political theorist), Ezra Pound (prominent modernist figure in poetry) and Jean Seaton (professor of media history and historian of the BBC).
The university hostels have 1750 rooms with six halls of residence. The university also helps students to find private residences if they are unable to find a residence in hostels. The university's transport connects all residences to the university. There are various scholarships available for the students, although the University of Westminster does not provide these scholarships. Some of the major scholarships are Brittan Scholarship, Brian Large Bursary Fund, and Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship.