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Interfaith Adviser (0.6 FTE)

Student Services

Salary:   £35,883 to £41,009 per annum
Release Date:   Tuesday 14 March 2023
Closing Date:   Sunday 02 April 2023
Interview Date:   Friday 14 April 2023
Reference:   SS219

The University of West London (UWL) is ranked the best modern* university (non-specialist) in London in the Complete University Guide 2023.

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.  

*University status awarded in or after 1992

The Department 

Student Services / Wellbeing Service

Student Services is a large multi-disciplinary team that plays a crucial role in supporting our students. The Wellbeing Service is an umbrella term used to describe our various teams, Counselling, Disability & Mental Health and Faith. We provide a holistic approach to student support to ensure students’ individual needs are fully met to enhance their academic success, aid student experience and develop each student as an individual. The Wellbeing team is a busy and in-demand service. We are a tight knit team who help and support each other. We work hard and most importantly have fun.

The Role 

The Interfaith Advisor is a pastoral, spiritual and community resource for all members of the University.

We are looking to appoint someone who can engage positively on issues of faith and meaning with students and staff from a wide range of religious and philosophical world views. Key responsibilities of your role will involve  providing faith and spirituality support to students and staff. You will also work in partnership with the wider Wellbeing team (Counselling and Disability & Mental Health) as well as other Student Service colleagues such as the Welfare team to develop the existing Multi-faith Chaplaincy and Interfaith Advisor service.  In addition, you will encourage good interfaith relations and understanding within UWL, supporting curriculum and the wider University community with issues relating to faith, religion, spirituality, ritual, and bereavement and provide meditation when required.

The successful candidate must have an appropriate level of theological training and good knowledge of the spiritual and religious needs of students and staff. In addition, you will have expertise in pastoral listening and theological reflection applicable to the higher education sector.

You will have excellent interpersonal, communication, advocacy and customer service skills and experience of building good relationships in a context that is diverse in forms of religious and secular beliefs, as well as culture.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: 

Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 14th April 2023.

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Chackervarti Afghan, Deputy Director of Student Services, on

Additional Information 

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Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

This post is not available for UWL students.

A Enhanced DBS Certificate is required for this post (to be undertaken upon appointment).

This position does not meet the University criteria for Skilled Worker sponsorship.

The University of West London reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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