Wellbeing Activities Officer

Inverness, Highland
£22,471 - £24,932 pro rata 1 FTE
08 Nov 2023
30 Nov 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Working hours can be negotiated across Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Fixed term contract for one year

UHI Inverness is a partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), a partnership of 11 colleges and research institutions located across the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire.

As the UK’s leading tertiary education provider, we deliver both further education and higher education courses and that makes us different from traditional institutions. Through an innovative approach to learning and some of the best online learning technologies, we offer our students the complete learner journey, where they have choice and flexibility to study from access level right through to PhD.

UHI Inverness is at the heart of the community. Working closely with businesses and stakeholders, our curriculum and research capacity is designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of industry and support the strengths and ambitions of the region. Through a personalised approach, we help our students discover their right path, providing them with a combination of qualification and job-ready skills to succeed in the workplace. UHI Inverness has locations at Inverness Campus and also the Scottish School of Forestry (Balloch), a growing hub for research, innovation and enterprise set within a 215 acre site.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated member of staff to join our Wellbeing and Learning Support team as a Wellbeing Activities Officer, on a fixed term basis.

Job Purpose:

Working predominantly with young adults experiencing a variety of challenges, this is an exciting opportunity for someone with the right set of skills to join a busy and proactive Wellbeing team within an educational setting.

You will be assisting our Wellbeing Officer with the planning and delivery of wellbeing workshops, drop-in sessions and wellbeing events- both on campus and online. With their support, you will develop and contribute to facilitated peer support initiatives to support student wellbeing and personal and social development. This will include supporting and training volunteers/students on placement with us, and liaising with the relevant staff and external stakeholders involved.

The ideal candidate will have a background in Youth Work (or a similar field) and will be a natural at establishing supportive relationships with young people. They will be aware of the common issues affecting young people and have a working knowledge of local health and social care services and third sector support providers. They will be an enthusiastic and outgoing team-player, who can handle challenging situations with leadership and empathy when required. Inclusive values and the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries are essential to the role.

Essential Criteria:

Significant experience of working with young people in an education/youth setting Understanding of key issues experienced by young people, including mental health challenges An understanding of Safeguarding procedures Experience of developing and delivering workshops Experience of leading activities and/or groups Please see the attached job profile for full details.

Please note: the successful post holder will need to pass a satisfactory PVG Scheme check through Disclosure Scotland prior to commencing employment.

Application closing date: Thursday 30th November at 12pm

Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 5th December

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 12th December

If you have any queries about the application process, or to request a manual application form, please contact the Human Resources Department on recruitment.ic@uhi.ac.uk or on 01463 273210.

Requests for feedback following interview are welcomed, however due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback on applications that have not been shortlisted for interview.

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


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