The Department of Wellbeing, Therapeutic and Residential Life Services is seeking to appoint a Student Wellbeing Officer to work within the Wellbeing team. Student Wellbeing is now an integral part of a larger team which encompasses both the University Counselling service and Residential life – all of which are critical to a good student experience.
We are looking, in particular, for someone with a background in fields such as health promotion, health research and/or mental health. Working alongside the Wellbeing Managers you will be responsible for the development and delivery of a range of programmes aimed at promoting student health and wellbeing at the University of Sussex. The Student Wellbeing Officer will have responsibility for reviewing and evaluating all aspects of the provision and excellent analytical and research skills will be necessary for the role.
A key part of the role will be overseeing the Wellbeing peer support Student Connector team and so we are seeking someone with highly developed organizational skills who is confident in providing training and leadership. The postholder will be required to work both independently and as part of a team. An ability to take the initiative alongside strong social skills that enable collaborative working are essential attributes.
We are looking to recruit someone with excellent interpersonal skills who has the ability to build connections and relationships with outside community services. Partnership working with agencies related to issues faced by students such as alcohol, drugs and sexual health, will be particularly important for this role.
The role requires strong administrative skills with an emphasis on both written and oral communication. Excellent IT skills are necessary including a good working knowledge of social media platforms.
This post would suit someone who is enthusiastic and passionate about the wellbeing of students with a view to enhancing the student experience.
Please contact Sarah Bacon (S.Bacon@sussex.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.
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