Assistant Head of Health

Assistant Head of Health

Assistant Head of Health (Registered Nurse and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

£35,000 per annum

Minimum 37.5 hours per week



About Us

Hartpury University and Hartpury College are among the UK’s leading specialist education providers in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing. Located in Gloucestershire, Hartpury University and Hartpury College sit side-by-side on a beautiful 360-hectare campus. We provide world-class facilities to more than 4,500 university and college-level students studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, A-levels and diplomas, as well as undertaking industry research. The University is rated top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023) and has 97% graduate employability, whilst the College is rated Ofsted Outstanding in all areas.  A passionate and innovative business culture and exceptional support networks make Hartpury an ideal career choice.

Hartpury is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We particularly welcome applicants that we are underrepresented in, including those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQI+ communities, and those living with disabilities. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion we offer a range of inclusive policies, flexible working arrangements and a multi-faith space to support staff from different backgrounds. To find out more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity, please click here.


About the Role

  • Support the health, wellbeing and safeguarding of our Further and Higher Education students
  • Provide nurse appointments and wellbeing checks for students
  • Support the Residential Support Team regarding health and wellbeing concerns
  • You will have line management responsibilities for some staff in the Wellbeing Centre
  • Liaise with external support agencies directly involved with students care
  • You will provide practical support and assistance to staff raising concerns as well as delivering training workshops and awareness raising sessions.
  • You will support the Head of Safeguarding and Wellbeing to ensure that Hartpury fulfils all of its statutory duties with regards to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk.
  • You will work with both internal teams and external agencies.
  • There is a requirement for this role to share the 24/7 safeguarding phone with the other Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.


About You

  • Hold a current nursing qualification and have an active registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Experience of managing a demanding caseload and working with external agencies
  • Have undertaken Level 3 Safeguarding training
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work in partnership with other team members and external agencies
  • Passionate about supporting young people to succeed and overcome challenges
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with students and other adults


We offer a fantastic package of staff benefits including:

  • 35 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays
  • Wellbeing support including our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous pension scheme (LGPS)
  • Employee Discounts Scheme
  • Onsite fitness facilities
  • Support for continuous professional development
  • Flexible working opportunities available
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity leave



We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. 


Click the button below to apply online or telephone (01452) 702135 to request documents by post. 

Click here to view the full Job Description and Person Specification


The closing date for receipt of applications is the 29th January 2023.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 6th February 2023.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date should we receive sufficient applications or in order to respond to business needs. In order to avoid missing an opportunity to apply please submit your application as early as possible.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.