Student Engagement Advisor
Working 36 hours per week
The Student Services Division supports students at each stage of their journey from pre-entry to post exit. The Division has a student orientated culture and puts students’ needs at the heart of everything it does.
As our Student Engagement Advisor, you will provide comprehensive, responsive and flexible support in the Student Support Centre, student communal areas and at other sites around a diverse range of pastoral issues as well as programmed enrichment and Students’ Union opportunities. You will work in close liaison with students, staff and external organisations to safeguard students and support them in achieving their full potential by offering holistic support including enrichment tailored to their needs.
Qualified to Level 3 or above in an appropriate subject (Youth and Community, Education, Psychology, Sociology or Health & Social Care), the successful candidate will have experience of youth and community work and/or targeted assessment, intervention and support. You will assist students with financial support applications and check all eligibility criteria, including the assessment of household incomes in accordance with College policy. You will also lead on/or contribute to the planning and delivery of enrichment activities and events to support and enhance the student experience.
Able to demonstrate knowledge of Safeguarding practices, data protection regulations and referral procedures in relation to student information, you will be able to work well independently and as part of a team and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to allow you to build rapport with a wide range of customers.
Knowledge and experience of working with a Students’ Union and/or NUS would be advantageous.
This position is based at Kingston College.
Closing date for the return of a complete online application form is: 9th September 2018
South Thames Colleges group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
The benefits package includes generous annual leave, pension scheme, subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training.
The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.
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