Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced mental health professionals for the full time maternity cover post of Wellbeing Advisor at Newnham College, Cambridge, starting around mid-April 2024 or as soon thereafter as possible. This role is likely to run until early May 2025 but the end date may change subject to the return to work plans of the current incumbent.
Location: Cambridge, CB3 9DF
Salary: £48,350 per annum
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, although part-time, minimum of 30 hours per week could be considered
Contract: Maternity leave cover
About the role
The Wellbeing Advisor is a key member of the College s Health and Wellbeing team, working with the College Nurse under the leadership of the College s Senior Tutor to provide advice and support for individual students and for the pastoral and academic staff who are working with them. The Wellbeing Advisor is responsible for promoting a culture of healthy engagement with studies within the College, and to that end co-ordinates and runs wellbeing programmes and guidance sessions for groups of students as well as seeing and advising individual students. This role signposts students to a range of further supports both within and outside the University, including the University Counselling Service, the Mental Health Advice Service and the Access and Disability Resource Centre.
This role would suit someone who has a strong understanding of the challenges and pressures of an academic environment and the difficulties students face when leaving home in the transition from school to University, or from lower to higher level study. It represents an ideal opportunity to work at a senior level on an interim basis, in a vibrant, supportive environment.
The annual salary for this post is paid at point 51 on the University s single salary spine which currently equates to £48,350 per annum. The College would consider offering this role on a part-time basis with the minimum hours being 30 per week, which equates to 0.8 of full time equivalent. The salary, pro rata is £38,680. The College offers other benefits, including 33 days a year holiday inclusive of bank holidays and pro rata for part time, free lunches and parking when working, free use of the College gym and the post is pensionable under the College s attractive contributory pension scheme with a current employer contribution rate of 14.5%.
The successful candidate will have a recognised mental health-related qualification and current registration with relevant professional/regulatory body, and experience of working in mental health services, welfare, or counselling. They will have insight into the challenges students face within the higher education sector. They will be able to create, establish and deliver wellbeing programmes across an organisation with a wide range of stakeholders.
About Newnham College
Founded in 1871, Newnham College has been at the forefront of promoting academic excellence for women in the University of Cambridge for 150 years. The College has an all-women Fellowship and student body, and its thriving community of staff includes both women and men with a range of responsibilities and roles.
The closing date for completed applications is noon on Monday 11 March 2024 with interviews being held on Wednesday 20th March.
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Newnham College is an equal opportunities employer.
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