School Staff Wellbeing Advisor  

Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of those that work in Education in Wales?

Do you have experience working directly with organisations to improve staff mental health and wellbeing and want to inspire change?

If yes, then this role is for you!

Hours of work: full-time (37.5 hours)
Contract type: Fixed term contract until 31 March 2025.
Education Support has a good track record of being able to extend fixed term contracts and as our work continues to expand across the UK, we will be actively exploring ways to provide longer term opportunities.
Location: Wales (home based) with regional travel and occasional travel to London expected . We are looking for someone to cover the South East region but being based in that region is desirable not essential.           
Salary: £38,000 per annum

The role

With funding from Welsh Government, we are about to embark on our fourth year of delivering a programme of support to education staff in Wales and this role will be integral to the programme’s continued success.

Working alongside three other regional advisors, you will support the delivery of our advisory service that provides practical information, advice and guidance to schools across one of the following four regions; North Wales, South West and mid Wales, South Central Wales and South East Wales.

You will work with various stakeholders, including headteachers and wellbeing leads, equipping them to take action and to priorities staff mental health and wellbeing. You will contribute to the successful implementation of Welsh Government guidance on wellbeing and the whole school approach to emotional and mental wellbeing.

As a charity, we have ambitious plans to develop new programmes and services, increasing our reach and building our impact. There will be lots of opportunities to develop and grow your skills and you will also have the opportunity to input into our long term activity. The ideal candidate will genuinely care about mental health and will be passionate, enthusiastic, organised and keen to develop a solid foundation of skills. 

Excellent relationship building and presentation skills are a must.

About us

Our mission is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff. We believe that better mental health leads to better education.  

We support individuals and help schools, colleges and universities to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their staff. We also carry out research and advocate for changes in Government policy for the benefit of the education workforce.

This is an exciting time to work in mental health, as society reaches more of a consensus on its importance.  Join us and make a real difference.

How to apply

Please apply via our recruitment portal where you can upload your CV and a Supporting Statement outlining your suitability for the role. 

You can download the Job Description below.

Application deadline is Tuesday 19 March 2024 at 9am.  However, early application is encouraged as we will be shortlisting and interviewing on a rolling basis, so the vacancy may close early.

Interviews will be held over 27th and 28th March 2024.

We ask that agencies respect our decision to recruit directly, and refrain from contacting us about this vacancy.