Student Wellbeing Officer

21 hours per week, worked over 3 days.

Term time only, 40 weeks per year.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Student Wellbeing Officer to join our Student Experience team. As a Student Wellbeing Officer, you will provide a wellbeing service for students primarily aged 16-18, ensuring the wellbeing of students and supporting their progression.

This role will involve developing positive and constructive relationships with students, to enhance their personal and social education and enable them to participate fully in all College activities. You will work with students individually and in groups, to overcome internal and external barriers to their education and progression and provide interventions to those at risk of becoming disengaged.

This is a very diverse role, where you will work within a busy environment and liaise with lots of different staff and stakeholders with the student at the heart of the role.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about student’s achieving their potential and putting the facilities and support in place to make sure we prepare students not only for college but for life and work beyond college. You should be a positive individual with a focus on building and developing relationships, experience of supporting young people and working with a range of stakeholders in a pastoral and student support setting.  

As a Student Wellbeing Officer, you should:

-Hold GCSE A* - C / 9 - 4 in English and Maths or equivalent

-Hold a recognised Level 2 Youth Work, mentoring or counselling qualification or be able to evidence work experience of supporting the wellbeing, engagement, and progression of young people and encouraging those at risk of disengagement or with barriers to progression

-Hold a Mental Health First Aid qualification or willing to undertake

You should also be able to demonstrate:

-Experience of engaging 15 -19 year olds in life enhancing opportunities and activities

-Experience of supporting young people at risk of disengaging and addressing barriers to progression

-An awareness of a range of personal difficulties and anxieties experienced by young people

-Successful problem solving experience and conflict resolution

See what we have to offer and come and join us. You won’t be disappointed.

Benefits include:

-Personal and Professional Development opportunities

-Good Pension Scheme

-Discounted Metro Card Scheme

-Cycle to Work Scheme

-Access to employee assistance programme

-Reduced price personal gym membership

-Access to a wide range of high street discounts (retail, supermarkets and restaurants)

-Annual Staff Recognition Awards

Interview date: Monday 17 April 2023

Please be aware that this vacancy may close earlier dependent on the level of applications received so if you do wish to be considered we recommend that you complete the application as promptly as possible. 


The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students and this post will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. 

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications from all.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.