Become a Dignity Adviser to support colleagues and students


April 30th, 2019

Are you a good listener with a passion for supporting your colleagues and students? If so, why not become a Dignity Adviser!

This is a voluntary role for current University staff and all that we ask is for you to spare a few hours a month during work time to listen to and support individuals that may have been subject to or be accused of harassment, bullying or victimisation.

This opportunity is a great way for you make a difference for colleagues and students, boost your interpersonal skills and further enrich your personal development.

New Dignity Advisers will be invited to attend a one-day training course before they can start engaging with colleagues and students, and they will be fully supported by the HR team and a network of other Dignity Advisers. The time commitment involved is four to six hours a month, which will vary depending on the support required.

You should already have some experience of the following:

  • Experience of or an aptitude to support people, listening to their concerns, signposting and helping them to develop plans to address issues
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including awareness and consideration of impacts on others
  • Effective analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills
  • An ability to deal with sensitive issues in a professional and objective manner

Dignity Advisers should be reflective of the diversity of our colleagues and students, from across job families, levels and campuses, so all colleagues are invited to apply for this role.

If you are interested in becoming a Dignity Adviser, please view the information below and discuss this with your manager before completing the online application. The deadline for applications is Friday 31 May 2019.

For further information please email br-dignity@nottingham.ac.uk.

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