Wellbeing Advisor | Education Support
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Wellbeing advisor for schools Wales

Wellbeing Advisor

 We are a UK charity dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of the entire education workforce by:

 

  • providing a Helpline run by trained counsellors to talk about issues education staff don’t feel comfortable speaking to others about
  • offering financial support for those in the education sector who need it the most
  • delivering a range of support and development services for education staff and organisations
  • conducting research to increase understanding about the pressures faced by educators and using that research to advocate for improvement in the sector.

About the role:

Reporting to: Director of Programmes / Wales Project Manager
Contract duration: Initial fixed term contract until 30 April 2021, with potential to become a permanent role.
Hours of work: up to 37.5 per week excluding lunch (part-time, job-share and flexible working will be considered)
Salary: up to £40,000 p.a.
Location: Wales, home based                         

Job purpose

The purpose of the Wellbeing Advisor role is to improve wellbeing and mental health support, advice and guidance to 100 schools across Wales. Learning from this work will be used to further develop advice and guidance services for Wales, as well as the rest of the UK.

Key relationships

  • Education Support staff team
  • Welsh Government
  • Wales Stakeholder Group
  • Education staff across our partner schools

Duties and responsibilities

  • Work with colleagues and key stakeholders in Wales to identify a network of schools with which we can partner to deliver staff wellbeing support
  • Build relationships with schools across Wales to understand their existing levels of staff wellbeing and provision in this area. This will be online, and through face-to-face meetings (in line with Covid-19 health and safety advice)
  • Review individual school policies, procedures and practices that impact on staff wellbeing
  • Provide advice and guidance on best practice, for example, around implementing a staff wellbeing charter
  • Establish methods of sharing good practice between schools
  • Signpost to other relevant services, where appropriate
  • Provide regular management information to allow Education Support to report progress to Welsh Government

These duties must be carried out with due regard to Education Support’s Equal Opportunities Policy, Health and Safety procedures and undertake duties in line with the Charity's and other relevant codes of practice.

Person specification

Skills and attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative
  • Good information management, report writing and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel across Wales to visit schools

Knowledge and experience

  • Clinical or organisational development background, particularly around staff wellbeing
  • Understanding of the education system in Wales
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance to organisations
  • Experience in supporting change processes
  • Knowledge of mental health and wellbeing measures and ability to monitor performance against appropriate metrics

Desirable

  • Welsh language skills (oral and written)
  • Experience of delivering training

How to apply

If you are excited by this opportunity and have the skills needed to deliver in the role, please email deborah.ready@edsupport.org.uk with your CV and a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria set out for this role.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 16th August.