Jobs advertised on our jobs board are from organisations who demonstrate their commitment to supporting Mental Health professionals within education. By encouraging and funding membership of UMHAN they recognise the need for ongoing staff supervision and appropriate CPD to provide the best mental health support to students.

Mental Health Adviser & Specialist Mentor

Location:  Royal Holloway University of London

Hours: Full time

Salary: £35,931 per annum - including London Allowance

Closing date: 6th August 2021

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Applications are invited for the post of Mental Health Adviser & Specialist Mentor in the Student Advisory & Wellbeing Department, Student & Academic Services. The role is available immediately. 

Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 25 of all UK universities. We are a pioneering university, steeped in history and culture, yet constantly evolving and adapting to the demands of modern higher education. Through world class research, the dedication of our staff and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally. 

The role of Mental Health Adviser & Specialist Mentor will work within the Student Advisory & Wellbeing team and will be expected to provide specialist advice, guidance and information to students with mental health difficulties, and contribute towards student retention and attainment through the delivery of services that support students’ emotional and psychological wellbeing. The post holder will also provide specialist mentoring support to students in receipt of Disabled Students Allowance and will advise on the range of reasonable adjustments and support available within the university and communicate students’ needs to academic Schools and Professional Services. Candidates must hold a professional qualification which provides membership (or eligibility for membership) for at least one of the mandatory qualifications for Specialist Mentor (Mental Health). They must also have excellent knowledge and experience of the mental health and support needs of students and / or young people (16-25 years old). You should also have experience of developing and delivering presentations and psycho-educational workshops on mental health topics and of managing a caseload and maintaining casefiles in line with data protection and GDPR legislation. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate excellent communication, time management and organisational skills and will be able to work flexibly to best support student needs. 

In return we offer a competitive rewards and benefits package including training and development opportunities. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Julie Wright, Head of Disability & Dyslexia (Student Advisory & Wellbeing) on [email protected]

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Specialist Mental Health Mentor

Location: University of Kent


Salary: £25 - £30 per hour

Closing date: 4th August 2021

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The University of Kent Wellbeing team is looking to recruit a Specialist Wellbeing Mentors, providing hourly paid support to students.  Pay band: £25 - £30 per hour.   We are looking for a Specialist Mentor to work Monday – Friday, at our Medway Campus.

Specialist mentors provide non-medical 1:1 support for students with mental health difficulties/autistic spectrum disorders and/or ADHD.  This includes supporting students to develop; coping with anxiety, time management skills and organising their workloads.   

Our Specialist Mentors need to have in depth knowledge and experience of supporting difficulties around mental health and other related issues and an understanding of the demands of study in HE; and be able to recognise when there is a need to refer to others.

Applicants for the role are required to be educated to degree level or equivalent, have training in  Counselling Skills, comprehensive training in adult autism and current membership of a professional organisation such as:  BACP, UMHAN.

Location: primarily Medway campus

To apply for this post please email CV to:  [email protected]

For further information please email: [email protected] 

Disability Adviser (Mental Health)

Location:  Oxford University 

Hours: 0.8 FTE

Salary: Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. (pro rata)

Closing date: 11th August 2021

More information: 

We are looking to recruit a Disability Advisor (Mental Health) who will work as part of a small specialist team within the University’s Disability Advisory Service dedicated to supporting students with mental health disabilities.

The Disability Advisor (Mental Health) will manage a large caseload of often complex student work, conduct informal assessments of students’ study support needs, and provide specialist, individually tailored, one-to-one advice and guidance to help students (and other staff working with them) address the barriers to learning experienced as a result of a mental health disability. The post holder will be expected to foster close working relationships with colleagues across Student Welfare and Support Services (including Disability Advisors and Counsellors) and the wider collegiate institution, in order to provide a professional and efficient service to students, their colleges and departments, other University services, as well as external bodies.
You will be educated to first-degree level (or with equivalent experience) and demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop new skills; you will have substantial experience of supporting individuals with mental health difficulties and up-to-date knowledge of the Equality Act (2010) and other relevant legal frameworks, and the University's responsibilities within these areas. The successful applicant will show an understanding of the particular demands of a University (or similar) environment in respect of students with mental health disabilities and demonstrable ability to make/recommend arrangements to support individual students. A professional and flexible approach to work, the ability to maintain boundaries, to work calmly under pressure and to identify those at risk of academic or psychosocial breakdown and to respond in a calm, assistive and practical way are essential.

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