Specialist Mentor (MH)

Location: University of Surrey

Hours: 2 days per week, term time only, fixed term

Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 This is a full time salary per annum and will be pro rated to 0.29 FTE

Closing date: 15/12/19


The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, we provide exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and equip our students for personal and professional success. Set in the bustling town of Guildford in the heart of the southeast of England, the University is easily accessible by road and rail with great connections to London. Just a 10-minute stroll from campus, Guildford town centre is alive with bars, restaurants and cafes.

The Disability and Neurodiversity team at the University of Surrey are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced part-time Study Skills Tutor (SpLD and ASC) or a Specialist Mentor (MH) on an annually renewable fixed-term contract.

The function of this role is to provide regular one-to-one support for students, enabling them to develop independent learning strategies. Applicants will have experience of working with students in a Higher Education setting.

While salary is paid evenly over the year, post-holders will typically undertake the role over 32 core weeks of the year, inclusive of term-time and other periods of high demand. 

As per the DSA-QAG regulatory requirements, applicants will need to meet the criteria specified at https://dsa-qag.org.uk/nmh-providers-area/dfe-mandatory-criteria

We are looking to recruit a Tutor or Mentor two days per week in term-time. In your cover letter please indicate your availability, stating how many and which days / times of the week you are available (including evenings and weekends if applicable)

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Student Wellbeing Adviser

Location: Anglia Ruskin University

Hours: Full time

Salary: £29,000 to £34,000 per annum

Closing Date: 31/12/19


We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Wellbeing Team providing advice and support to students on a wide range of issues which affect their wellbeing and experience at the university. The Wellbeing Advisor will work closely with other members of the team, the Welfare Team and, where necessary, with external NHS providers and support bodies.

The successful candidate is expected to deliver an effective and high quality service and will be required to support positive mental health amongst students through direct work with individual students, support and advice for other staff and liaison with external agencies where appropriate.

You must hold a degree or equivalent, have a background in a mental health related profession (e.g. occupational therapy, social work or nursing) and experience of working in adult mental health. You must have excellent communication skills, and be able to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Our experienced team assists students on a wide range of non-academic issues that affect students whilst at university. The successful candidate will have experience of delivering wellbeing and advice services, managing a large caseload and developing and delivering a range of interventions.

Overall Purpose

The primary purpose of this post is to deliver services in support of positive mental health amongst students, through direct work with students, support for other staff and liaison with external agencies.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • To act as a specialist point of reference for advice on student mental health matters
  • To provide appropriate support for individuals experiencing relational distress and other issues that may have an impact on a student’s ability to continue and achieve in studies
  • To provide information and advice to students with wellbeing needs
  • To develop and deliver non-therapeutic support services aimed at enabling study, specifically for students with mental health difficulties at ARUL
  • To liaise with students, members of staff and external organisations
  • To ensure provision of information, advice and guidance on psychological health, in the context of learning
  • To offer individual support for students presenting with mental health difficulties: assessing mental health and learning needs, offering self-help strategies and information, referring to appropriate agencies and assisting the student in liaising with other staff as necessary
  • To provide support to staff who are working with students with mental health difficulties
  • To contribute to and being part of a team that responds to students in crisis
  • To identify students who require mentoring and referring such students to the internal mentors
  • To maintain records to a professional standard
  • To be part of a team providing a package of distinctive student support activities
  • Any other duties commensurate with the responsibilities and purpose of the post

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work methodically, calmly and sensitively in all situations
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to use initiative and support colleagues when responding to complex student situations
  • Ability to be innovative and use judgement to ensure the needs of students are met
  • Ability to reflect on situations and respond appropriately
  • Dependability, reliability and consistent ability to produce high quality, accurate work, requiring close attention to detail

Previous applicants need not apply.

Please e-mail your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected] by 31/12/19

Mental Health Worker (Maternity Cover)

Location: University of Plymouth

Hours: Full-Time, Fixed-Term

Salary: £30,942 to £33,797 per annum - Grade 6

Closing date: 2/1/20


Be part of a transformation of the student experience at the University of Plymouth. The past 18 months have seen the University redesign our student support and administration services, through creating a new 'Academic Registry' department.  As part of establishing this new directorate, we are excited to be reshaping student support services, including mental health, financial and immigration advice, faith and spiritual support, learning support and support for students with additional needs, including disabilities.

We are recruiting for an innovative mental health practitioner to join our highly regarded, Mental Health Team within Student Services to provide maternity cover.

The Mental Health team provides a range of tiered interventions, ranging from Duty, Mental health assessments, risk assessment and planning and fitness to study/ learning support plans.  The team also provide training and consultation to staff and the wider university, on matters of student health and welfare. 

Working closely with faculty teams, you will support our students with moderate to complex mental health needs.  The role involves working closely with our internal and external partners, both statutory and non-statutory, in ensuring a service, which enhances and compliments the overall student experience.  

You will have experience of case management relating to clients with a range of mental health issues across a range of presentations and will bring enthusiasm and creativity.  You  will also have relevant qualifications (or equivalent experience) including professional membership/registration in the areas of either Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Youth Work, Probation or allied health professions, and/or will have significant experience of working in the field of mental health.  Experience of working in higher education is desirable but not essential.

You will contribute to the development of mental health services for students whilst working closely with other Professional Services, Academic Departments, the Students' Union and community based agencies.

Core to our service is promoting wellbeing and good mental health.  So the right candidate will be passionate about ensuring our services meet the needs of students and supports them at key points of the academic year (such as induction) or when they need it most (for instance, when problems arise).

You'll be an excellent team player, working sometimes with staff outside of your own area of responsibility or expertise and will be comfortable working under pressure.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Atarah Bradshaw by email [email protected] or by telephone on 01752 587447.

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Mental Health Mentor

Location: Newman University, Birmingham

Hours: Variable (Weds-Fri)

Salary: £37 p.h.

Closing Date: n/a


We are looking for 1 or 2 mentors who can ideally work on a Wednesday-Friday, are self-employed and meet the DSA criteria. 

Purpose of the Post: 

To provide individual support to students with mental health difficulties and to work with the student to identify and address the ways in which their mental health impacts on their studies and vice versa.  

To promote strategies for independent learning and positive mental well-being. To help enable students to achieve their full potential.  

The mentor will work in close consultation with the Mental Health Adviser, discussing any relevant issues or arising concerns affecting the student, to ensure that the service provided is appropriate, monitored and reviewed regularly.  

Where the support requirements fall beyond the boundaries of the mentoring role, the mentor will provide information and help the student access other support resources within and outside the University.

For a role description and more information contact Lynne Whitlock, Mental Health Adviser at [email protected]

Specialist Mental Health Mentors

Location: Southampton

Salary: £35 p.h.


Closing date:


Mulberry Education is looking for:

Specialist Mental Health Mentors
Autistic Spectrum Mentors
Autistic Spectrum Study Skills & Strategies Support workers
SpLD Study Skills & Strategies Support workers

Mulberry Education, an independent Non-Medical Help Provider run by Jacob and Bil, is looking to expand our team of self-employed Specialist Support Workers in the Southampton Area.

We’re passionate about helping others develop and learn. We believe higher education is a valuable life experience that can be made more accessible to people who have barriers to learning resulting from disability, mental health condition, specific learning difficulty or specific cognitive difference.

The Specialist Support Workers we work with provide friendly, personalised, one-to-one support to higher education students to help them to address their barriers to learning.
More information about us here - https://www.mulberry-education.co.uk/

If you fulfil the DSA-QAG mandatory criteria for any or all of these roles (*see link below) and are interested in working with us, please get in touch by one of these methods:

Phone Bil on 07930 713 788 or Jacob on 07930 713 752
Email us at [email protected]
Message us via our ‘Contact Us’ page on our website: https://www.mulberry-education.co.uk

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