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Student Wellbeing Champion - open to current University of Worcester students only

Open to current University of Worcester students only

Student Wellbeing Champions will contribute to the work of the Student Support and Wellbeing Service. As a current student you will be well placed to promote the importance of self-care, signpost to the existing student support services available at the University of Worcester, and take part in wellbeing promotion activities across all campuses.
This is a fantastic opportunity for those who wish to play an active role in their university community, and influence decisions regarding wellbeing services in the future. You will be required to complete appropriate training. 

We welcome applications from students of all backgrounds and modes of study. We value a wide range of life experience and hope to recruit a team which reflects the diversity of our community. 

Making your application: 

When applying for jobs at the university, make sure that you read both the job details and the person specification very carefully. When writing your application, you should pay particular care to the personal statement. As well as giving good reasons about why you want the job, it is also very important to write about each of the skills or attributes listed in the person specification, giving concrete examples where you can addressing each of the essential criteria. Even when you have previously worked for the university you cannot assume that the selector will know about what you have done, so you must present these clearly with each application. 

The Careers & Employability Service offers help and advice in making applications and can give you feedback on your draft application. Appointments are available in Firstpoint, Peirson on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30-2pm and Thursdays 1.30-4pm. Appointments can be booked on the day via www.timecenter.com/worcester

Earn As You Learn 

*During semester time the University of Worcester recommends a maximum of 20 hours employment per week for full time students. For more details of Earn As You Learn please visit 

http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/earn-as-you-learn.html

 

Closing date: Wednesday 25 Jan 2017

Reference number: STU1701 - 3175

Job details

Job details

Salary
£8.08 /hr plus £1.13 / hr holiday pay
Hours
To be negotiated on an individual basis *
Start
1st February 2017 or by agreement
Duration
Temporary to 31st May 2017
Responsible to
Student Transitions Coordinator
Responsible for
N/A
Interview date
To be confirmed

Background

Background

Student Services aims to support University of Worcester students to enable them to fulfil their potential through a range of services under the following headings: 

• Careers and Employability Service
• Chaplaincy
• Counselling and Mental Health Service
• Disability and Dyslexia Service
• Firstpoint (student contact centre)
• Money Advice Service
• Student Achievement Service
• Student Support and Wellbeing Service
• Unitots Nursery 

VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS 

In the Strategic Plan for 2013-2018, the University sets out the values which underpin the standards expected of all members of the university community. These are: 

• Intellectual openness, honesty and love of learning
• Human equality and dignity
• Democracy and mutual respect
• Educational and social inclusion
• Environmental sustainability and social responsibility
• Ethical and professional behaviour
• Active engagement and partnership 

Within Student Services these values lead to an expectation of the following professional behaviours:
• A commitment to delivering an excellent, inclusive and student-focused service
• A positive and proactive approach to problem solving and seeking to improve practice, while maximising effective use of resources
• Embracing change and being receptive to new ideas
• Showing commitment to your own development, and supporting others to achieve their potential
• Working collaboratively
• Valuing, encouraging and supporting diversity to foster a spirit of mutual respect
• Managing your own workload effectively, and contributing positively to the wider team
• Maintaining an awareness of the University’s aims, and where your role fits in to the bigger picture

Main duties

Main duties

Core duties of every team member are outlined below, however there are opportunities for individuals to tailor their work according to their expertise, for example a student with graphic design knowledge could be involved in the design of promotional materials. 

1. Contribute to the planning and delivery of wellbeing campaigns and events. 

2. Provide information in a variety of ways that enable students to make positive changes to their current lifestyle. 

3. Promote student support services at the University of Worcester, through face to face conversations, events, publications (including online and social media). 

4. Undertake surveys with representative samples of students; provide feedback to the Student Support and Wellbeing Service, including recommendations for new campaigns. 

*Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job; participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training. 

*Take steps to ensure and enhance personal health, safety and well being and that of other staff and students. 

*Carry out these duties in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity and supports diversity and inclusion, and takes into account the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable ways of working.

Person specification

Person specification

Please provide evidence of how you meet each of the essential criteria.

Essential Criteria: 

1. A current University of Worcester student. 

2. Excellent interpersonal skills, with empathy, sensitivity to students’ issues and the ability to be non-judgmental. 

3. The ability to communicate clearly, confidently and effectively, verbally, and in writing via electronic media with a high standard of grammar, punctuation and spelling. 

4. The ability to work independently, and to represent Student Services in a professional manner. 

5. A clear commitment to student wellbeing. 

6. Excellent team working skills. 

7. The ability to use tact and discretion, and to deal with confidential issues appropriately. 

8. A positive attitude to diversity and inclusion, and the ability to adapt the approach appropriately to suit the needs of individual students. 

Desirable Criteria: 

Additional skills and knowledge which will be of benefit to the project could include: 

1. Knowledge of the support services available to University of Worcester students. 

2. Experience of writing blog posts or professional use of social media. 

3. Events planning experience.

Applications from Non EEA Workers:

Prospective applicants are advised to ensure that they are eligible to work in the UK without restriction. 

Prospective applicants in points-based system immigration routes should assess their circumstances against the published criteria, which are set out on the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration

Visit www.naric.org.uk/visasandnationality for more information on how you can use a qualification from outside the UK to meet the requirements of the immigration rules. 

Unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs
The University is strongly committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. 

In line with the University's policy on the Recruitment of People with a Criminal Record, shortlisted candidates are required to provide information of any unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs. Applicants are advised to seek independent advice if there is any doubt about the status of a previous conviction, caution or bind-over. Disclosures will only be considered at the point when an offer of employment is made. The existence of a criminal record will not in itself prevent you from gaining employment. 

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. This job description is intended to enable a flexible approach to be offered working across the University as required. It is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing needs of the University and to provide appropriate development opportunities. Members of staff are expected to participate fully in discussions about changing requirements and it is the University's aim to reach agreement to reasonable change. If agreement is not possible, it reserves the right to require changes to the job description after consultation with the individual concerned.

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