Student Money Adviser

Kingston University
July 24, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,646
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Contract Type:fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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  • Job Description - Student Money Adviser (Word, 249.5kb)
  • The Student Wellbeing service at Kingston University is seeking a Student Money Advisor to work within the Student Advice team providing funding, bursaries/scholarships and housing advice to students.

    You will provide professional & specialist advice to students seeking support with their financial and/or housing needs to enable them to access, progress and succeed in their studies.

    You will contribute to the wider support provided to students through Student Services including through close liaison with other teams including disability & mental health, counselling & wellbeing and student engagement.

    The role is primarily based at our Penrhyn Road campus with some working from home considered, in line with current University policy and business need. Occasional work by rota on Saturdays is required to support student recruitment events (for which time off in lieu will be given).

    The Person

    You will have substantial experience of advising on housing, financial and welfare related matters including some knowledge of the particular issues in these areas affecting students in Higher Education.

    You will have well developed interviewing and case working skills, ideally working with complex cases and service users from a wide range of backgrounds & varied needs such as mental health, homelessness or care experience.

    The ideal candidate would have detailed knowledge of relevant regulatory frameworks such as Student Finance funding rule, welfare benefit rules or housing legislation.


    Make a positive difference to the higher education journeys of thousands of students.

    This Directorate plays a vital role in the retention and success of students at Kingston University. By taking a holistic, cohesive approach to the effective provision of services to our 17,000 students, we aim to enhance their experience through support that is effective and also responsive to their changing needs.

    The Student Services team provides the University's first and second line services for students incorporating the Information Centre, Library and Learning Services, Specialist Course Support and Administration, Student Engagement and Student Life, Health and Wellbeing. Services are designed to be accessible and inclusive of all students, to ensure their enquiries are resolved quickly and support is available to enable them to fully engage with and succeed in their studies.

    Further information

    This is a full-time position fixed-term for 12 months with a starting salary of £37,646 per annum.

    This post is available as a result of maternity leave and it is expected that you will hold it for the full period. However, should the substantive post- holder on maternity leave exercise her right to return to work earlier, then this appointment will be terminated, subject to a notice period of one month.

    For any informal enquires regarding the role please contact Matthew Sheahan, Student Advice Manager.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    We are a place-based organisation, proud of our location in Kingston and the civic role we play in our community. Our campuses inspire collaborative, innovative and creative communities. Being present on campus is important to us because it helps us to create a sense of belonging for both our staff and students. Therefore, staff are expected to be on campus for the majority of their working week.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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