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Residential Adviser (Internal only)

Student Operations and Support

Location:  Brighton - Grand Parade, Moulsecoomb and Falmer
Salary:  £2,404 per annum
Stipend per annum in 2019/20 (reviewed annually)
Closing Date:  Sunday 23 August 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 02 September 2020
Reference:  REASAD-20-185


We are offering you an unusual but exciting opportunity to live and work on campus as part of a team of residential advisers providing support, pastoral care and guidance to our students in the halls of residence. 

Residential Life is the name given to the support network for students living in university accommodation.  As part of the Student Wellbeing Team, we provide support to around 2400 students living across our different campuses in Brighton and Eastbourne. It is a great time to join the team as we have expanded rapidly over the past few years and there are further opportunities ahead with the Big Build and development at Moulsecoomb. 


The position is very unique in that you will already have a full-time role at the university and take on the residential adviser role as a secondary position.  You will live in one of the halls of the residence and will work on a rota basis with 5 other residential advisers to be on call overnight between 7.30pm and 7.30am, including weekends and public holidays. 


Key elements of the role include:


  • Providing a first-line response for student welfare issues and critical incidents
  • Supporting students who are homesick or struggling to settle into university life
  • Advising/signposting students to other support services within the university
  • Helping to resolve difficulties experienced by students in their accommodation
  • Working with and supporting the Residential Life team to create a sense of belonging and community for our students.

To be successful in this post, you will genuinely enjoy working face-to-face with students and be committed to supporting them through their university experience.  Working out-of-hours and sometimes in a demanding environment, you must demonstrate you can stay calm, think quickly and make decisions in a difficult situation.  You will be working with a variety of people in different settings so we expect you to be adaptable and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  You understand and are prepared to be on campus and on-call over some weekends and bank holidays.


In return you will be offered free staff accommodation on campus in one of the halls of residence and an annual stipend (currently £2404 per year).


This post will require a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.


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The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.


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