Student Wellbeing Officer Ref: 8264

School/department: Division for the Student Experience
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to 36.5 per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 8264
Salary: starting at £31,411 to £35,333 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  23 August 2022
Closing date: 22 September 2022 . Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBA
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The Department of Wellbeing, Therapeutic and Residential Life Services is seeking to appoint a Student Wellbeing Officer to work within the Wellbeing team. Student Wellbeing is now an integral part of a larger team which encompasses both the University Counselling service and Residential life – all of which are critical to a good student experience.

We are looking, in particular, for someone with a background in fields such as health promotion, health research and/or mental health. Working alongside the Wellbeing Managers you will be responsible for the development and delivery of a range of programmes aimed at promoting student health and wellbeing at the University of Sussex. The Student Wellbeing Officer will have responsibility for reviewing and evaluating all aspects of the provision and excellent analytical and research skills will be necessary for the role. 

A key part of the role will be overseeing the Wellbeing peer support Student Connector team and so we are seeking someone with highly developed organizational skills who is confident in providing training and leadership. The postholder will be required to work both independently and as part of a team. An ability to take the initiative alongside strong social skills that enable collaborative working are essential attributes.   

We are looking to recruit someone with excellent interpersonal skills who has the ability to build connections and relationships with outside community services. Partnership working with agencies related to issues faced by students such as alcohol, drugs and sexual health, will be particularly important for this role.

The role requires strong administrative skills with an emphasis on both written and oral communication. Excellent IT skills are necessary including a good working knowledge of social media platforms.

This post would suit someone who is enthusiastic and passionate about the wellbeing of students with a view to enhancing the student experience.    

Please contact Sarah Bacon ( for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8264 [PDF 121.53KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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