University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Advisor

Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Advisor

This role is open to current employees within the Student Education Services at the University of Leeds only

Salary: Grade 7 (£37,099 - £44,263 p.a. pro rata depending on experience)

This role will be based on the university campus with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

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, student support initiatives and projects? 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 work in partnership with the School Student Support Team to advise and support students, ensuring they are directed to other central support services available at the University.

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 the School of Dentistry. You will have awareness of 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. This will be further supported by working in collaboration with colleagues and support services to deliver a project, reviewing any gaps or challenges accessing the overall service that students within the School of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine and Health face.

You 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 profession services and 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.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

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

    Jasmine Lingard, Student Education Service Delivery Manager

    [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Student Education Service School/Institute: FOMH SES Faculty team Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum pro-rata Working Time: 0.6 fte Post Type: Part Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed term until February 2025 (Where cover is required for a member of staff on leave/absence, such as maternity, sickness, or career break)) Release Date: Friday 10 May 2024 Closing Date: Friday 24 May 2024 Reference: SESMH1012

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    Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Advisor


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    May 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 24, 2024

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    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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