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Brunel University - Faith Advisor

Details of the Charity:

The Meeting House is part of the Student Services department. The main aim of the department is to provide support for students throughout their studies, and additionally to provide support for the Brunel community as a whole.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

As a Faith Advisor, you will work as part of a team to provide support to members of the Brunel community as needed. You will represent different faith and non-faith traditions at the university.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Working closely with Colleges, Professional Service Units and the Students’ Union, promoting a culture of encouragement by offering spiritual information, advice and guidance and signposting pastoral support to individuals or groups of all faiths and none as appropriate, but predominately from individuals or groups of your respective faith
  • To work with the Chaplaincy team in fulfilling its purpose and to shape and direct its future development in accordance with the emerging needs of staff and students.
  • To report to the Chaplain and Interfaith Advisor on a regular basis (e.g. termly) on individual cases and wider emergent patterns and trends identified from analysis of data and sources.
  • To play an active role in Faith Meetings across campus, as needed
  • Attend University events and social activities
  • To promote equality and diversity in working practices and to maintain positive working relationships.

Skills Required:

  • A member in good standing within their particular faith community
  • Experience of working in a multi-faith environment
  • Experience in providing signposting services to individuals
  • Knowledge and understanding of world faiths and diverse approaches to spirituality
  • Knowledge of issues relating to confidentiality and a good understanding of the management of confidential material and information.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse client group.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills with the ability to build positive working relationships with students, employees and external partners and to influence and negotiate effectively to achieve desired outcomes.
  • A flexible approach, able to work in a variety of team contexts and to handle pressurised situations, unpredictable work and tight deadlines

  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
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