Job Description

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to join our busy frontline team providing essential, high-profile services to our students. You will lead the development, management and delivery of our strategic policies and procedures relating to safeguarding and inclusion. You will also use initiative to develop and lead projects with strategic impact. This includes responsibility for ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, quality standards and embedding best practice in order to underpin outstanding service delivery for student support, safety and wellbeing.

Within this role you will be required to maintain, build and manage relationships with different areas across the University, such as Accommodation, Security, Communications Team and Students’ Union, as well as external organisations like the Leicester Partnership Trust and local universities. You will also be required to represent the University at external events such as relevant safeguarding networks, conferences and meetings.

About you

As the ideal candidate, you will be educated to degree level, and have substantial experience in similar or related roles. You will have demonstrable working knowledge of mental wellbeing and safeguarding in Higher Education. You will also have experience of developing and implementing strategic documents and training. Your knowledge of risk and risk management (safeguarding, safety and wellbeing), and of case management and engagement with key safeguarding agencies, will be significant.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome, and should be made to Sarah Cavendish at

Applications for job share will be considered.

We anticipate that interviews will take place late January and the successful candidate will be informed as soon as possible thereafter.

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.