Deputy Head of Student Wellbeing and Disability Support

Cranfield University
April 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:£48,039 to £51,307
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Deputy Head of Student Wellbeing and Disability Support


Cranfield University


Student Experience

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type



Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £48,039 to £51,307 per annum

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  • 4794 - JD & Person Spec.pdf (PDF, 389.49kb)
  • Role Description

    We are seeking an experienced, skilled individual to provide management of our central student support service. This is a exciting new role that will help influence and shape the range of wellbeing and learning support services available to our students.

    About the Role

    Our expanding central Student Wellbeing and Disability Support service is responsible for delivering high-quality, student-focused support services across three sites that enable our students to achieve their full academic potential. We place students at the heart of what we do and ensure they have timely access to a range of professional support services including learning and disability support, counselling and mental health and wellbeing services.

    About You

    You will have a strong understanding of the issues and context within which UK higher education operates and an excellent understanding of student support needs. Through your successful experience in managing and developing a central service that relates to student support services within Higher Education, you will be able to articulate a sector leading vision for this role.

    You will be an outstanding people manager, with successful and demonstrable experience of leading and developing teams as well as adjusting service provision in response to data.

    This position also requires you to have an excellent track record of working with staff to resolve complex situations, which requires the ability to analyse issues, assess risk and work constructively with academic and professional service colleagues to meet the needs of the student.

    About Us

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Fran Radcliffe, Head of Student Support and Wellbeing on (T): 01234 752985 or (E): [email protected]

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected]. Please quote reference number 4794.

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 14 April 2024

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