Pastoral Adviser

Closing date: Monday, 27 November 2017

Sidney Sussex College is seeking an experienced pastoral worker/counsellor to join the team responsible for student welfare. This is a permanent part time post and will average a 50% FTE (full time equivalent) contract across the calendar year, working more hours during term time and correspondingly fewer out of term time.  Reporting to the Senior Tutor, the Pastoral Adviser will work collaboratively with the other officers in the pastoral team, including two Pastoral Leads, the Pastoral Tutor (also the College’s Chaplain) and the College Nurse to provide effective pastoral support for College students.

The salary for this post is paid on a range; points 47 - 51 of the University’s single salary spine, which currently equates to £37,706 - £42,418 FTE. Therefore the actual salary for this post, pro rata is £18,853 - £21,209 pa.  Progression through the range is discretionary. This post is pensionable under the University’s attractive contributory pension scheme and other benefits include free lunches when on duty, subsidised membership of the College gym, and access to childcare voucher and cycle to work schemes.

As well as being available to support individual students through regular drop-in surgeries and by individual appointment, the Pastoral Adviser will develop and apply strategies to engage with students through group activities promoting well-being and resilience. The role may involve some work in the evening and includes an overnight on call duty commitment during term time.

An application form and job description with person specification is available by clicking on the links to the right. The Pastoral Tutor Dr Brett Gray (, the College Nurse Jenny Taylor (, and the Senior Tutor Max Beber ( welcome contact from potential applicants wishing to find out more about the post and the College. In order to apply, please submit a completed application form with covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, either by e-mail to or by post to the HR Manager, Sidney Sussex College, Sidney Street, Cambridge, CB2 3HU.

The closing date for completed applications is noon on Monday 27th November 2017 and the intention is to hold interviews during the following week.

For further information please contact the Bursary and Human Resources Assistant, Sharon Bentley (, Tel. +44 1223 3 38882)

The College is an equal opportunities employer.

The College Council reserves the right not to make an appointment.