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Director of Student Wellbeing, Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is deeply committed to the wellbeing of its students. It aims to transform lives through outstanding higher education and support for wellbeing.


The Director of Student Wellbeing will recognise that wellbeing goes beyond student support services and must be woven into every part of the University’s engagement with a student. From the welcome they receive in their first weeks to their graduation and beyond, Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to seeing every student thrive.


The Director of Student Wellbeing will work with colleagues across the whole institution to strategically drive improvement, creating a whole-university, sector leading approach to student wellbeing. They will be a trusted partner in determining policy and strategy, further developing and implementing the  University’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework and Strategic Framework for a Suicide-Safer University. They will play a lead role in developing the University’s response to the national University Mental Health Charter.


The Director of Student Wellbeing reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor and is a key member of a dynamic and collegiate Senior Leadership Team.


Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from compassionate leaders with substantial experience of building consensus and managing change initiatives to embed a culture of wellbeing in a multilayer organisation. They will have in-depth expertise in developing, implementing and monitoring complex policies and procedures that relate to wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention.  People focused, they will be excellent relationship builders, enthused by the University’s values and ready to champion inclusion and diversity.


Higher Education sector experience is ideal but relevant leadership experience in other sectors, including charities, government and social work, would also be considered.


Canterbury Christ Church University strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity amongst our staff. We encourage applications from people of minority ethnic origin, all faiths and none, and people with disabilities. We offer a supportive working environment, friendly colleagues, commitment to flexible working opportunities and a relocation package where required.


To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to The closing date for applications is Friday 20th May 2022.


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