Community Life Officer

  • £27,511 to £30,942 per annum
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • University Of Kent

If you have experience of working with students in a further or higher education context and a passion for a transformative student experience, this front-facing post in Student Services at the University of Kent could be just right for you.

The role will see you working with the Head of Colleges and Community Life to provide a key point of support for off-campus living and community liaison, contributing to positive and thriving community relationships. You will also put to use your experience of direct student support in providing non-specialist assistance to off-campus students who are going through a range of personal difficulties which are impacting on their wellbeing and engagement with studies and University life.

Administrative and managerial support is also a key element of this role, contributing to the efficient functioning of the College and Community Life team.

As Community Life Officer you will:

- co-ordinate the provision of support to students to ensure their needs are responded to effectively

mediate low level disputes, ensuring that student welfare and pastoral issues are dealt with efficiently in line with best practise and Student Services norms

- lead, plan and manage relevant off campus activities for student to maintain and reinforce a sense of community

- line manage appointed work study students

To succeed in this role you will have:

- experience in providing direct support to students in an further or higher education context

- experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of social and/or sport and/or cultural activities/events and/or co-curricular actives/events

- excellent communication skills both written and oral, including clear and effective presentation skills and the ability to produce concise presentation materials

- knowledge and understanding of key legislation, including data protection and the Equality Act 2010

Student Services enables students to fulfil their potential for academic and personal development by offering appropriate guidance and welfare services that support their capacity for responsible and informed decision-making.

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ over 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment.

Full details of the role and the selection criteria are available via the University of Kent jobs website, where you can apply for this post - click on 'Apply online’ below.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: OTR-083-20-R