- Glasgow Caledonian University Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
- £37,099 - £42,978 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Part Time
- 14 hours per week
This is a part time (0.4FTE)/open ended opportunity with a requirement to work
Thursday and Friday each week
Glasgow Caledonian – the largest and leading modern university in Scotland - is a vibrant, values-led university with campuses in the heart of Glasgow and London. With a strong commitment to high quality education and research which supports the communities we serve, we have strong partnerships with employers to ensure our students get the careers they dream of and deserve.
In 2023 we rocketed into the top 40 universities in the UK in the highly regarded Guardian University Guide, were ranked the UK’s 2nd top performing modern university in the inaugural Daily Mail guide, and entered the top highly coveted 50 UK universities in the 2024 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the first time. We are the top performing modern University in Scotland in all three guides. We are the only Scottish university with EcoCampus Platinum accreditation and were ranked second in Scotland for sustainability in the most recent People and Planet league table.
With a wide range of professionally accredited courses and links with over 300 industry partners, we have the highest proportion of undergraduate level graduates in highly skilled occupations (83%) compared to other Scottish modern universities - with 91% of our students in employment or further study within fifteen months of graduating (HESA 2023). We are Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships and we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students from nearly 120 countries. We are committed to widening participation, helping more people from diverse backgrounds into university.
Guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.
The Student Wellbeing Service is a multi-disciplinary team providing professional support to students, working in collaboration with colleagues and departments across the institution in the promotion of positive mental wellbeing for our students. The team comprises; the Disability Team, the Counselling Team, Mental Health Advisers and Student Wellbeing Advisers.
Exciting opportunities have arisen for a Student Wellbeing Adviser (part-time) to join the team. The post holder will provide practical and emotional support to students in the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment experiencing a wide variety of problems, ensuring their general health and wellbeing is well supported. The role contributes significantly not only to the support of individual students but also to advising and supporting other University departments in working with students with general welfare issues.
The role involves meeting students on a one to one basis providing practical guidance and initiating an internal referral where appropriate. The role holder will work with staff throughout the University including staff in pastoral/welfare roles in schools, the students’ association, tutors, halls of residence staff, security staff, as well as colleagues within the Student Wellbeing team and the wider Campus Life team.
Educated to degree level or relevant qualification and/or experience the ideal candidate will have experience of working in a welfare or advisory capacity, preferably in a further or higher education environment and have the ability to work autonomously as part of a multidisciplinary team.
As this role involves Regulated work with Adults and/or Children the successful candidate will require PVG Scheme membership.
As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.
Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success.
The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.
As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.
The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.
Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant.
The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.
Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).