London, Greater London
£37,000 - £45,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 4 days per week
Job description

Job summary

Reporting to RSN’s Head of Programmes, the Head of Educational Wellbeing will, as a member of RSN’s senior leadership team (SLT), play an important role in leading RSN, and the Educational Wellbeing programme in particular, into and through an exciting new season.


The role will line-manage the Educational Wellbeing team’s three Support Workers and the Safeguarding and Wellbeing Lead Practitioner who, between them, provide intensive casework and support to some 80 young asylum seekers and refugees, all of whom face particularly acute and complex challenges which make it hard for them to get into, stay in and flourish in education. The postholder will demonstrate a deep understanding of the needs and challenges of working with a client group with complex needs to develop their agency and resilience while, as an experienced manager, setting and nurturing a boundaried and healthy team culture which mitigates the risk of burnout.


Working closely with RSN’s Safeguarding and Wellbeing Lead Practitioner to respond to safeguarding concerns and build the team’s expertise and ability to manage complex cases, the Head of Wellbeing will oversee referrals to the programme: communicating with referral partners, conducting initial assessments with the allocated support worker and triaging contact from self referrals.


In addition to ensuring the quality of support work provided and the health of the team, this post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the programme meets its targets, both in terms of numbers reached and outcomes achieved. Working closely with the Head of Finance and Operations and Head of Programmes they will oversee and manage the programme budget, write funding applications to trusts and foundations for their programme, and lead on reporting and donor liaison for their programme’s funders.


The postholder will develop and undertake their role through the lens of our organisational ethos, seeking to embed and uphold RSN’s values across all their work streams.

Job outcomes and person specification

Please refer to the applicant pack for details of the role. 

Application process

Please apply through CharityJob. The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 18th January 2021. (Please note that this date has changed from that initially advertised). 

Your application should comprise

  • a full CV including a full employment history showing responsibilities held and relevant achievements
  • a letter (maximum two sides of A4) telling us where you heard about this role and explaining:
  • Why you would like to work for RSN (1 paragraph)
  • How your experience, skills and character are a good fit for this particular role (main focus)
  • Any contextual recruitment factors you would like us to be aware of (as appropriate, and please see the applicant pack for more information)

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in an initial phone call and/or undertake a short task and provide references, following which interviews will be held. Please note that you must have a visa that allows you to work in the UK for the duration of your contract.

Any questions about the role should be sent by email to Emily Bowerman at [ jobs @ refugeesupportnetwork . org ]. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH CHARITYJOB.

Contextual recruitment and reasonable adjustments

Exam grades and job titles are not the full picture - the context in which achievements were gained also matters. At RSN, we actively seek to recruit with the right mix of talent, skills and potential, considering the impact of the context in which a candidate has worked or studied.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with lived experience of forced migration, and from other backgrounds that are currently underrepresented on our team.

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Refreshed on: 20 December 2020
Closed date: 18 January 2021
Tags: Senior Management, Management

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