Student Relations Manager - Pretoria Campus - N/A10900
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Campus/Business Unit:

Varsity College Pretoria

Direct Reporting Line:

Head: Student Services

Job Purpose:

Varsity College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd, is a registered private higher education institution.

The Pretoria campus has a vacancy for a Student Relations Manager

The Student Relations Manager duties include: 

Counselling to Students 

  • Provides individual primary counselling to students
  • Provides students with skills to deal with challenges
  • Guides students through referral options.
  • Addresses students via reception immediately or makes an appointment for counselling.
  • Receives signed confidentiality and gains consent form from student.
  • Establishes trustworthy relationships with students that opens channels for communication between the campus and students
  • Develops initiatives that add to the students experience at Varsity College.
  • Facilitates group counselling for students with similar problems.
  • Establishes a referral network for secondary counselling.
  • Presents Life Skills workshops addressing relevant social and emotional problems experienced by students.
  • Creates awareness campaigns surrounding universal social and emotional issues. 
  • Facilitates guest speakers to address students on relevant topics 

Community Engagement and Awareness Campaigns 

  • Designs campaigns that raise awareness
  • Includes and involves Varsity College Cares students' team
  • Sources people from theme, sets up venue, determines whole process.
  • Facilitates engagements between Varsity College students and staff and Non Government Organisation (NGO).
  • Involves students in sustainable community engagement outreach programmes.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with stakeholders in the community
  • Presents Life Skills workshops on community related issues, e.g. Reach for a dream
  • Sources sponsors
  • Trains interns on writing press releases 

HESIO Committee

  • Serves on Health and Safety (HESIO / HIV / AIDS/CSI) committee
  • Provides information on it to staff, students and any relevant stakeholders.
  • Provides First Aid.

Student Relations Administration 

  • Assists with registration.
  • Communicates and liaises with returning students.
  • Compiles and submits weekly status report.
  • Compiles and submits monthly report to ADvNet on ADvTECH's give back.
  • Compiles and submits national stakeholder report on monthly basis, e.g. Non Government Organisation (NGO), bursaries.
  • Keeps records of each session as a maximum of 3 sessions may be provided per student issue.
  • Compiles and submits a weekly Student Activity Report to National Student Relations Manager including statistics and whether student has been referred
  • Maintains of a report and filing system of counselling interventions.
  • Identifies Non Government Organisation (NGO) representatives who qualify for bursaries
  • Determines and evaluates the needs of Non Government Organisation (NGO) representatives and their bursary requirements.


  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Advanced Interpersonal skills
  • Organisational and Planning Skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Computer skills


  • Bachelors Degree /Minimum of Postgraduate Diploma /Bachelor Honours Degree (NQF Level 8) in Counselling Psychology or Social Work.
  • Registered as a social worker with SACSSP or equivalent/HPSCA
  • Qualified Social Worker or Psychologist advantageous

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years Trauma Counselling and 2 years Community Engagement experience

Working Conditions:

  • Non EE/AA position