Mental Health Advisor

School / Service: Professional Services
Department: Learning Enhancement & Development
Contract Duration: Permanent Hours Full-time
Salary Range: (£)37345 to 43267


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.The Student Counselling and Mental Health Service are looking for a new full time Mental Health Advisor to join the Mental Health Team.We are a friendly and experienced team, looking for someone to complement our current offering to students. We particularly welcome applicants who are from a BAME background, or have considerable experience working with BAME clients. 


The role will involve working individually with students to achieve their academic potential and improve their student experience, liaising with academic colleagues, other professional services and establishing strong links with external referral organisations such as GP practices, CMHTs and 3rd sector groups. In addition, the role holder will work to promote wider awareness of the mental health service, working collaboratively with colleagues to develop an inclusive, supportive culture that encourages early disclosure and service engagement.

Person Specification

The role holder will be educated to degree level or equivalent and hold a relevant professional qualification in Mental Health.
In addition, they will be registered with a relevant professional body such as UMHAN; BABCP; BACP; RCN; HCPC, or be eligible to do so.
They might already work as a Mental Health advisor or mentor or may have significant experience of working in community mental health, early intervention or outreach, looking to move into an educational setting.
The role holder will be well organised and a good problem solver with a logical, calm approach to risk and crisis management. Excellent interpersonal skills together with the ability to build trust and rapport with students in order to meet their complex needs are also essential requirements for success in this role. 

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.Closing date for applications: 23:59pm 7th January 2019

For further information about the post please contact Hannah Abrahams, Senior Mental Health Advisor: [email protected]

Interviews will be held on Monday 21st January 2019
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Mental Health Advisor

Location: Bristol University
Contract type: Open Ended
Working pattern: Part time
Salary: £37,345 - £42,036 pro rata, per annum
Closing date for applications: 06-Jan-2019

We are seeking to appoint a 0.6 FTE (3 days a week) Mental Health Adviser to work within the Mental Health Advisory Service which sits within the Student Counselling Service. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new service (Nov 2017), working across the university to support students with complex/diagnosed or emerging severe and enduring mental health difficulties. Helping students to identify their strengths, manage their needs and develop their resilience.

You will be an experienced and qualified practitioner in the field of mental health (mental health nurse/social worker/occupational therapist) with a good understanding of the needs of university students, and with excellent liaison skills.

For any informal enquiries please contact David Sibley - [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 6th January 2019.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 30th January 2019.


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