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The department is seeking to appoint new Harassment Advisors who act as a first point of contact for those experiencing bullying and harassment. The new Harassment Advisors will join the five department advisors and be supported through the Harassment Advisory Service, a community of 400+ advisors across the university and the Harassment Line Co-ordinator.
A Harassment Advisor is expected to:  

  • Attend the Harassment Advisor Induction training (90 mins) before assuming the role and attend a refresher training session thereafter every 2 years
  • Deal with all cases with the utmost confidentiality
  • Be empathic and believe the person they are supporting feels the way they do (role is not to assess or adjudicate)
  • Listen non-judgementally
  • Clarify and explore with the individual their options under the University Harassment and Bullying Policy and Procedure
  • Provide similar support to those accused of harassment. To avoid a conflict of interest Advisors should only provide support to one party in a harassment case and refer the other party to a Harassment Advisor in the Department / College or the Harassment Line

For further details or an informal chat about the role please contact: or any of the Department Harassment Advisors
The department’s expectation is that all members of the department treat others with dignity and respect. Any form of harassment should be discouraged by making it clear that such behaviour is unacceptable. Staff members should support any other member of the department who feels they have been subject to harassment.