Looking for Mental Health Adviser or Specialist Mental Health Mentor jobs? We have the latest vacancies from our member organisations.

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.

UMHAN members can advertise on our jobs board for free: please email [email protected] with a link to the vacancy details.

Mental Health DSA Mentor

Location: University of Northampton

Hours: Part Time (30 hours per week)

Salary: £35,326 - £39,739 per annum, pro rata

Closing date: 13th July, 2022  

More information:

  • To ensure provision of information, advice and guidance on psychological health, in the context of  learning.
  • To offer individual support to students presenting with mental health difficulties: assessing mental health and learning needs, offering self-help strategies and information, referring to appropriate agencies, assisting the student in liaising with other staff as necessary.
  • To ensure provision occurs at all stages for DSA eligible students (pre-entry, induction, on-programme and onwards progression) utilising all appropriate sources (within the course, cross-university services, external agencies).
  • To ensure effective service provision, and to support others in service provision, through liaison with internal and external partners. 
  • To promote and market the service as required.
  • Hours to be worked over 4 days a week (days negotiable), and 1-1 sessions to be delivered remotely or in person depending on student preference and availability of consulting rooms. 
  • This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed. 

About you

  • Appropriate work experience with adults with mental health difficulties.
  • Ability to respond sensitively to the needs of students experiencing mental distress, and demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the issues affecting students experiencing mental health difficulties in higher education.
  • Adaptable, self motivated and able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, and with a diverse group of clients.
  • Ability to adapt to technological advances in the work place and adapt to organisational change.


  • Degree or equivalent
  • Relevant qualification/training in mental health in a field such as MH Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Counselling
  • Hold relevant professional body membership. Please refer to this document for Non-Medical Helper (NMH) registration as a Band 4 Specialist Mentor (mental health condition).

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Head of Wellbeing, Disability and Inclusion

Location: Anglia Ruskin University

Hours: Full-time

Salary: £50,000 to £60,000

Closing date: 23rd July, 2022  

More information:

Anglia Ruskin University, London (ARUL) is an ambitious, teaching focussed provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education, primarily aimed at a widening participation audience. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced wellbeing manager to undertake the operational management of our Wellbeing, Disability and Inclusion Team. Reporting to the Academic Director for Student Experience, the Head of Wellbeing, Disability and Inclusion will also support the strategic vision for the team and contribute to the institution’s wider goals and objectives.

The successful candidate will have significant previous clinical experience but will be looking to further develop their management career. Therefore, the successful candidate should have a degree or equivalent and be professionally trained and registered with an appropriate professional body in their field of specialism. They should also have experience of managing teams, preferably in Higher Education.

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Mental Health Team Manager

Location: University of Exeter   

Hours: Full-time

Salary: Grade F £36,382 - £40,927 plus market supplement of £4,000 per annum which will be paid annually in addition to base salary

Closing date: 11th July, 2022  

More information:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic mental health professional who is able to transfer their knowledge and skills in mental health interventions and support to a Higher Education setting. The post holder will provide day-to-day oversight and line management for a team of experienced mental health practitioners providing a range of one-to-one and group interventions. You will also manage an agreed caseload of students with mental health difficulties and this will be reviewed and balanced with management responsibilities. 

The role involves close liaison and joint work with other Wellbeing pathways, alongside regular liaison with other university staff and external agencies (e.g. GP, statutory mental health services and voluntary sector agencies) to ensure excellent support for students with acute mental health and/or wellbeing needs. The postholder will have the ability to work with colleagues at all levels, and demonstrate excellent communication skills to negotiate and influence. 

The Mental Health team are part of the University's Wellbeing and Welfare Service, which also includes our Psychological Therapies team, AccessAbility team and Welfare service. The team provides a range of interventions alongside advice and guidance to support students in their studies. They also provide consultation, advice and mental health mentoring to ensure that students are assisted appropriately and within the requirements of the relevant legislative frameworks (e.g. Equality Act 2010).

What we are looking for:

  • A qualified and highly experienced mental health professional, with core professional training in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, or Occupational Therapy (for example), and accredited with their relevant professional body e.g. HCPC/NMC/BABCP/BACP/UKCP. 
  • Post-qualification experience in supporting individuals experiencing mental ill-health and a real interest in managing complex difficulties. 
  • Experience in supporting clients with both emerging and long-term mental health conditions and the ability to provide advice, support, and clinically informed interventions. 
  • Someone who is skilled in identifying and dealing with risk, including providing consultation and guidance to a range of university staff. 
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills in order to lead the operational delivery and development of the Mental Health Pathway team, ensuring a high standard of support is maintained. 

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Sessional Wellbeing Practitioner

Location: Sheffield Hallam University  

Hours: Part-time 

Salary: £20.98 per hour (including holiday pay)

Closing date: 31st Oct, 2022 - This is a rolling advert so applications will be reviewed and processed at regular intervals

More information:

This is a great opportunity for practitioners from a variety of professional backgrounds (counselling/psychotherapy and Mental Health specialists) who are confident in providing ethical, high quality, accessible and appropriate short-term face to face and online therapeutic support to students. You will work within the multi-disciplinary Student Wellbeing team made up of highly qualified and experienced Counsellors and Psychological Practitioners.

We are looking for a suitably qualified practitioner who is either accredited or working towards accreditation with a recognised professional membership body/organisation e.g. BACP, NCS, BPS, BABCP, HCPC, SWE, NMC.

You will work as part of a group of sessional Practitioners on an as-needs basis for set periods of time throughout the year (usually, but not exclusively term-time). The Student Wellbeing Service is keen to support flexible working where possible, with a range of working days, times, and patterns available. Our standard term time work usually averages at one day a week and may require some evening and weekend working. There may be more hours available depending on service demand and availability of Practitioners.

We offer competitive rates of pay, paid clinical supervision contributions, access to CPD opportunities, and you will have the opportunity to work with students and staff in a supportive team and institution.

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Mental Health Advisor x2

Location: University of Cambridge 

Hours: Full-time 

Salary: £31,406-£40,927

Closing date: 10th July, 2022 

More information:

Cambridge University Mental Health Advice Service is seeking to recruit Mental Health Advisors to support students with serious or enduring mental health problems and help them access the specialist services they need. 

You will work with staff in the Colleges, Counselling Service and Disability Resource Centre, as well as with Cambridge & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, to develop and enhance mental health support to students of the university. You will also be responsible for assessing students' fitness to study when emotional or mental health problems are affecting their academic progress. 

This is a significant position in this large, busy and well-respected multi-disciplinary service. You will be professionally qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Mental Health Social Worker or Psychologist, and have significant relevant work experience. 

Recruitment is for two full-time permanent positions, as well as for one full-time fixed term position until 31.08.2024 and one 0.9FTE fixed-term position until 01.11.2023. In your application please specify if you would only like to be considered for the permanent roles. We are currently working in a hybrid model. You will need to take this into consideration as you do need to be able to work in a secure environment whereby all information will be managed in a confidential manner at all times.

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Student Wellbeing Practitioner - Mental Health Specialism x2

Location: Aberystwyth University

Hours: Full-time

Salary: £35,326 - £40,927 per annum

Closing date: 7th July, 2022

More information:

The aim of the Student Wellbeing Service is to ensure that health and wellbeing are integral to everyday life for Aberystwyth students. Our focus is on supporting students to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and develop self-reliance. The Wellbeing Service does not duplicate or replace statutory provision but facilitates support pathways to other community services when necessary.

Working within a small multi-disciplinary team the post holder will support students to build resilience and develop a toolkit of skills to help them manage their mental health condition and achieve success while at university and beyond.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified and registered (or eligible for registration) mental health practitioner, with significant experience of providing support for mental health issues via a range of approaches. The post holder will also be able to demonstrate a strong track record of working safely and effectively with significant risk, using both internal referral processes and those within the wider context of NHS services and other statutory and voluntary agencies as necessary.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly according to the needs of the service.

Providing one to one support direct to students with diagnosed or emerging mental health issues, emotional and psychological difficulties and mental health mentoring sessions, as well developing and delivering psycho-educative workshops to groups of students and staff, whilst playing a key role in supporting staff in their interactions with students.

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