HE Accessibility and Wellbeing Assistant

Alun Francis, our Principal, says: “This is a very important appointment, the Student Services team at University Campus Oldham is central to our plans for the future, and we are looking for high calibre candidates. We want people who love their profession, are committed to providing high quality support to students, colleagues and the wider college. We are investing in the facilities, employer relationships and the skills and knowledge of our staff. We are looking for people who will respond to this, love the learners and enjoy the challenges and benefits of working at Oldham College”.

Dave Fallon, Director of HE Curriculum, says “UCO prides itself on the welcoming and supportive environment we provide for our students. Our TEF Silver award is recognition of the quality of our provision and the TEF panel noted our exceptionally high levels of student satisfaction with assessment, feedback, and academic support. We are a small and dedicated team, with every member of staff playing an important role in the success of our students. If you are looking to develop your career in a supportive environment which strives for excellence in all that we do, then we would welcome your application”

The Role:

You will be part of the Student Support and Wellbeing Services Team as the HE Accessibility and Wellbeing Assistant providing support to the Disability and Wellbeing Officers and wider staff team in supporting and promoting the wellbeing of our students at UCO through the lifetime of their studies. You will work dynamically and professionally with academic staff and other professional services to support the delivery of excellent enhancement opportunities for all students and to support the development of wellbeing in the curriculum so that UCO graduates are “future ready”. You will run our new Wellbeing Hub where students will be able to access the facilities, support groups and general activities around wellbeing to support and enhance their student journey.

You will have experience of working with students in Higher Education both individually and on a group basis.

You will have excellent knowledge of wellbeing strategies and support for disabled students in Higher Education. You must hold an honours degree in an appropriate subject and have had experience of the support networks available to Higher Education students.

You will have excellent organisational skills to ensure the effective support of the Disability and Wellbeing provision for students including digital skills.

The role will require you to embed and work to the College’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

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