Head of Student Wellbeing
£45,000 - £50,000
Permanent, Full-time (0.8 FTE considered)
Our client is seeking a qualified experienced individual with clinical expertise and knowledge of counselling or wellbeing support in educational or performing arts settings.
The successful candidate will make a key contribution to the implementation of their Mental Health Strategy and the development of the Academy’s strategic priorities as it works to fully embed student wellbeing within its core training activities. The post is offered full time but an appointment at 0.8 FTE (4 days per week) would be considered for the right candidate should they prefer to work on a part time basis. Regular evening work will be required.
The Head of Student Wellbeing provides clinical assessments, crucial one-to-one pastoral support and crisis intervention to students. They also provide advice to teaching and professional services staff handling student concerns. The post-holder will line manage the Student Wellbeing Team, including a Wellbeing Advisor, Disability Coordinator and Student Advisor, and a number of freelance counsellors, therapists and non-medical helpers. They will be responsible for the effective operation of the service and for developing provision in response to emerging needs. The postholder will also act as RADA’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, acting as the first point of contact for staff with safeguarding concerns and contributing to the development of policy and practice in this area.
To be successful in this role you must have:
A Postgraduate Diploma or Higher Education qualification in Counselling/Psychotherapy/ Counselling Psychology.
BACP, UKCP or BPS Accreditation or Registration with an equivalent professional body.
Substantial knowledge of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities, including cultural issues about access to counselling and the legal and organisational frameworks for equal opportunities.
Sound knowledge of clinical governance for delivering a professional and ethical service.
At least three year’s post-qualification counselling experience, including at least one year in an educational setting.
Experience of clinical assessments, and making appropriate referrals to counselling, learning and practical support.
Experience of risk assessment and crisis intervention.
Experience of managing staff.
They are very interested in hearing from Black, Asian, and Global Majority candidates as well as candidates who identify as disabled. They are embarking on a journey to become an anti-racist institution and is committed to supporting candidates in their positions, ensuring that the workplace is safe and inclusive for all. If you require any support to be able to take part in the interview process, please let us know when you apply and we will ensure their interview process is accessible for you.
They offer world-leading training in acting and theatre production disciplines, inspiring students to experience the transformative possibilities of stage and screen. As award-winners and leaders in their fields – as actors, directors, writers, producers, lighting, sound and costume designers, prop makers, scenic artists, stage managers and production managers – their diverse student and graduate body make a significant contribution to the creative industries globally.
Closing date for applications: Monday 25th July at 5pm
Interviewing date: w/c 1 August 2022