Luminate Education Group

Student Accommodation Adviser - International Lead (Part-Time) (LUM636/997)

Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
£15,261 - £16,674 pa
Posted
22 Feb 2024
Closes
17 Mar 2024
Ref
LUM636/997
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

About the Role

Part-Time role: 18.5 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Luminate HE Quality and Standards directorate as part of the Student Support team in the role of Student Accommodation Adviser - International Lead.

The post holder will take lead responsibility for information, advice, and guidance on student accommodation for home and international students studying at the University Centre Leeds and Leeds Conservatoire, including allocations to purpose-built student accommodation where nomination agreements are in place.  The post holder will be expected to lead on support for international students, contributing to the development of relevant policies, procedures and practices.

What You Will Do

  • Take lead responsibility for information, advice and guidance on student accommodation, including allocations to purpose-built student accommodation where nominations agreements are in place and signposting students to other accommodation providers.
  • Maintain extensive and up-to-date knowledge of the local rental sector and issues associated with accommodation that commonly affect students.
  • Identify where specialist guidance is necessary and make student referrals internally and to external agencies as appropriate.
  • Support the wider Funding Team and Student Support Teams at Leeds Conservatoire and University Centre Leeds during peak times of the year, including campaign planning and delivery.
  • Undertake appropriate administration, including confidential record keeping, production of statistical data/reports, updating procedures and producing good practice resources.
  • Offer one-to-one information, advice, guidance and support to prospective and current students, including more in-depth casework as required.

About You

  • Degree or equivalent higher-level qualification.
  • Experience of working in higher education.
  • Knowledge of financial support and of welfare issues which can be barriers to learning or progression and experience of supporting clients to overcome these.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills which can be adapted to meet the needs of a range of audiences including students, colleagues and other partners.
  • Planning and delivery of group activities, training or information sessions.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups in an educational, or similar, setting, including working with students experiencing financial hardship.

Benefits

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

About Us

At University Centre Leeds, we provide a supportive higher education environment designed to promote and enhance independent learning. We have access to industry standard equipment unique to many of our subject areas. These range from our makeup studios to practical science labs. 

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. Choosing to work for University Centre Leeds means that you will be part of an inclusive and progressive learning environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to University Centre Leeds. 

We are proud to be the highest rated for student satisfaction in Leeds for the third year running (National Student Survey 2022).

SAFEGUARDING

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.

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