Wellbeing Team Leader (LUM191/874)
About the Role
At the Luminate Education Group, we are committed to creating an environment that puts the wellbeing of students at the heart of their learning experience. We believe in building a culture of positive wellbeing and becoming a trauma-informed organisation.
The college’s Wellbeing Team promotes positive student mental health and wellbeing through providing interventions and delivering preventative and awareness raising workshops and activities. As the Wellbeing Team Leader, you will be responsible for the line management of the staff in our Wellbeing Team and overseeing the service delivery across the campuses and community sites. The role will also focus on supporting the Wellbeing Manager in the development of key mental health strategies, procedures and training.
What You Will Do
- Supporting the Wellbeing Manager in developing and implementing a strategy for mental health and wellbeing and building delivery capacity in this service area.
- The performance management and line management responsibility for direct reports including target setting, appraisals and absence management.
- Planning and coordinating the delivery of the wellbeing services across campuses and community sites, including external agency delivery ensuring students have access to internal and external services.
- Providing specialist advice, support, mentoring and training to counselling and mental health staff, pastoral managers, coaching tutors, support staff and curriculum staff in assessing and dealing with mental health and wellbeing issues.
- Proactively engaging with external stakeholders, building relationships, seeking opportunities and attend external meetings.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, non-judgemental approach and team working skills.
- Degree or equivalent higher-level qualification.
- Professional qualification or diploma in relevant field level 4 or above e.g. Mental Health, Counselling.
- Experience in the management and supervision of staff and developing their skills and professional practice.
- Knowledge and experience of a range of mental health and wellbeing issues.
- Ability to use own initiative, self-motivation and able to persuade, influence and motivate others. A solution-focused approach.
- Ability to analyse data, produce performance reports and create processes to capture data.
There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:
- Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
- Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
- Academic 37 days
- Senior Management 37 days
- Generous Pension schemes
- Teachers’ Pension Scheme
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card).
- Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
- Learning and development opportunities - including staff development days
- Employee wellbeing initiatives
- Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements
Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally.
We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.
We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.
Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.
At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.
For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.