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Support and Wellbeing Practitioner

Student Wellbeing

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £32,348 to £43,414 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 05 April 2023
Reference:  REG031523

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Support and Wellbeing Service, part of the Student and Campus Life Division, as a Support and Wellbeing Practitioner, linking closely with students in the Faculty of Engineering.

This is an exciting new frontline role providing practical and emotional ongoing support and interventions to students with complex wellbeing needs. This will include students accessing safeguarding services, students going through disciplinary processes and those with ongoing mental health support requirements that don’t meet the threshold of other University services.  You will also work extensively with other University wellbeing services and external agencies where required to provide a collaborative approach to support the wellbeing of these identified students.

The Support and Wellbeing Team is split into smaller sub-teams based around academic faculties and/or campus locations. While the role holder will be embedded, line managed and supported as a member of the Support and Wellbeing Team, they will also work closely within the Faculty of Engineering. The role holder will build strong professional networks with the Senior Tutors, Personal Tutors and others in their specific schools, which will be used to disseminate information, share best practice and inform the school’s approach to managing complex cases.

Students can be referred into the service via academic staff or may choose to seek support themselves and self-refer. Our support can be accessed in a variety of ways with students being advised via face-to-face appointments, video calls, telephone appointments, or by email. An important part or the role involves advising students with difficult or challenging circumstances, supporting them to follow the relevant university policies and processes.  

You will have a degree or relevant experience, knowledge of Higher Education academic culture and have previous advice work experience, or equivalent. You will be highly motivated, organised, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating sound judgment under pressure. We welcome applications from people committed to delivering a high quality, professional service to our students and academics, and have a pro-active and flexible attitude to work.

We welcome applications from everyone and value the varied perspectives and experiences that a diverse team can bring. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people who are currently underrepresented in wellbeing support in the UK, such as racially minoritised backgrounds.

This position is offered on a permanent basis. Hours are full-time (36.25 hours per week) which will usually involve a minimum of 4 days per week on campus with one day a week home working. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Matt Orton, tel: 0115 8467148 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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