Specialist Mentors

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: £18,180 pro rata

Hours: 34 weeks September to June, Monday – Friday, 30 - 39 hours per week

Closing Date: 16/8/19 


Autism Hampshire is seeking a Specialist Mentor to join its Specialist Mentoring Service which is situated within the University Quarter in Portsmouth and based at Portsmouth Central Library. The service works in close partnership with the University providing specialist mentoring support to approximately 150 students. The students may have a diagnosis of Autism and/or mental ill health.

The main responsibility of the role is to work on a 1:1 basis with students to support them to develop a range of strategies and approaches that enable them to overcome any barriers to learning that they may encounter. To help us meet demand for the Service and to ensure students continue to receive first class support, candidates interested in joining our successful team will be those who can demonstrate an excellent ability to motivate and empower others. 

Due to the highly specialist nature of this position we are especially interested in receiving applications from people who ideally have knowledge of, and related qualifications in, mental health plus a proven track record in providing support in an educational setting. We would welcome applications from UMHAN members. Applicants must be degree educated and have demonstrable skills in supporting people to achieve positive outcomes. 

To be successful in this position you will need to approach all aspects of the role in a flexible, positive and inclusive manner, have excellent interpersonal skills, be extremely organised, and be proficient in maintaining accurate records.

For further information and any questions about the role please contact:

 Julia Heffernan-Burns on 02392 688877/ 07525906442

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Mental Health Adviser (North and Midlands)

Location: University of Law, Manchester

Salary:   up to £35,000 p.a.

Hours: Full time

Closing Date: 19/8/19


The University of Law is one of the UK’s leading providers of legal education and training, working right at the heart of the legal profession. We bring together teaching of the highest quality, a focus on practical skills and innovative learning styles to deliver perfect preparation for life in legal practice and ongoing professional development.

We are in an ongoing, exciting period of growth and expansion, as a result of that we are looking for outstanding people to join our committed and passionate team of professionals.

Based in our Manchester campus, you will be providing expert practical advice and guidance to staff supporting students presenting with mental health issues across a number of ULaw campuses. Promoting positive mental wellbeing to both staff and students, you will also be responsible for increasing mental health awareness and delivering staff training. You will use your initiative, drive and enthusiasm and work alongside other team members to develop the service and resources available. A key part of the role will be to evaluate and formulate plans with students experiencing complex mental health issues, supporting them to successfully complete their studies. In addition, you will accept and respond to Support to Study and Cause for Concern referrals, assessing risk and making recommendations to panel discussions as required.

You will be educated to at least degree level and hold a mental health or psychological therapy qualification. It is essential that you are able to prioritise and plan, have an understanding of safeguarding and the ability to develop effective working relationships with stakeholders. You will have excellent customer service and communication skills. Through your experience, you will be able to demonstrate empathy and an ability to build rapport quickly with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kelly Burwood, Head of Student Support on 01483 216640 or email [email protected] 

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