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Academic Advisor

Organisation: London South Bank University Students' Union
Location: London
Job Area: Education
Salary: £25,001 - £30,000
Closing Date: 8 May, 2017
Job type:Permanent
Working hours: Full time


Application Deadline: Midday 8th May 2017
Salary: 
£26,473 (Grade 5 point 18) – £29,247 (Grade 5 point 22) inclusive of London weighting + generous pension and benefits package
Working hours: 
Full-time minimum (35hrs/week) | Core Hours: 10am-4pm Monday-Friday with occasional evening & weekend working

Job description

This post is designed to support the development of student academic and welfare advice and support on behalf of London South Bank Students’ Union (LSBSU).

Alongside individual support and advice work, SUAS colleagues are expected to undertake pro-active intervention work through campaigns, events and other activities, that support our student achievement and progression. You’ll be required to undertake research, and give insight into student academic and welfare issues, and present their findings to a wide range of audiences, so that we can learn from the experiences of clients that have come into difficulty whilst studying.

Three key areas of the role are:

  1. To provide confidential and impartial advice, advocacy and welfare support service, giving information and support to students, and where appropriate volunteers, elected representatives and Union/University staff.
  2. To engage in, and deliver preventative activity and campaigns that are of benefit to our membership.
  3. To support the Union/Universities understanding of student trends and issues relating to academic and welfare issues.

Full details of the role and expectations are found in the attached Job Description.

Person requirements

We are looking for a colleague who is: equally comfortable in an advice room, or out on campus talking to students; capable of thinking ‘creatively’ to overcome difficulties and able to build relationships and partnerships with university stakeholders. In return, they can expect to work in a professional, yet fun and dynamic environment, where we keep surpassing expectations time and time again.

A full person specification can be found in the Job Pack here

Key recruitment documents:

– Job Pack
– Application Form
– Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form
– Website