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.

Specialist Mentor

Location: Oxford Brookes University

Hours: Part time (22.5hrs per week)

Salary: Grade F - £31,412 to £35,333 pro rata per annum 

Closing date: 2nd October, 2022  

More information:

Supporting students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, you will deliver high quality one-to-one specialist mentoring, particularly for neurodivergent students (e.g. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and those on the autism spectrum) as well as those with mental health needs. You will help students to develop appropriate learning strategies, techniques and capabilities to meet their individual needs. 

The role will involve working closely with other Specialist Mentors, Specialist Study Skills Tutors, and Senior Practitioners within the Access and Learning Strategies team, as well as with other colleagues across Learning Services, particularly in relation to facilitation of group workshops, drop-ins and other new initiatives. 

You will need to demonstrate commitment to inclusive practice and consideration of diverse audiences. We are working hard to develop our practice in order to support the university ambitions to reduce and eradicate any awarding gaps, and particularly welcome applicants who will be able to demonstrate commitment and ability to help us with this.

About you:

You will be a qualified Specialist Mentor holding the appropriate level of professional body membership of at least one of the 18 recognised professional membership bodies listed in the DfE Disabled Students’ Allowances mandatory qualifications and professional body membership requirements   You will have experience of mentoring, supporting and helping students to build their confidence and develop their learning strategies in order to meet the demands of studying in higher education.  You will have general education to degree level or equivalent.  You will also ideally have a relevant postgraduate qualification, or equivalent.  You will be able to evidence engagement with regular and relevant CPD.

As a member of the Library’s Learning Services, you will be part of a strong and collaborative community of professional specialists and librarians, and central to the design and delivery of innovative, high quality student support. 

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Student Welfare and Support Adviser

Location: Oxford Brookes University

Hours: Part-time permanent

Salary: £37,474, rising to £40,931, pro rata

Closing date: 16th October, 2022  

More information:

Oxford Brookes University has a vacancy for a Student Welfare and Support Adviser. This is a permanent part-time semester only post (0.8 FTE – 33 hours per week for 40 weeks). The team work on the basis of a hybrid model (on campus and from home).

As a Student Welfare and Support Adviser you will provide a first and, when required, regular point of contact for vulnerable students, those at risk or in crisis and or students who are having difficulties functioning or continuing their studies for non-academic reasons.

As the Student Welfare and Support Adviser, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing streamlined assessments, identifying clear referral pathways (internal and external), and offering support and guidance to students who are having difficulties functioning or continuing their studies for non-academic reasons, particularly vulnerable students and those in crisis and at risk.
  • Providing advice and support to colleagues within Student Support Services and other University staff when dealing with critical student events.
  • Respond to serious concerns about students undertake risk assessments of their situations, face-to-face (in-person or online video) or by telephone of students who are at risk of harm to themselves or others, engage in safety planning, conduct brief solution-focused interventions and signpost to appropriate internal and external agencies.
  • Providing a first and regular point of contact for vulnerable students, those at risk or in crisis, particularly those who may be reluctant to access professional services or who are unsure of which support services to access.

Student Welfare and Support Adviser skills and experience

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification or work experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree.
  • Experience in providing streamlined assessments, face to face (in person or via an online video platform or by telephone) to determine the nature and duration of help required by the individual including identifying clear referral pathways (internal and external).
  • Experience in assessing and managing risk of harm to self and others in a front-line provision.
  • Experience working on a 1-to-1 basis with students/adults in distress, affected by mental health difficulties or with other complex and multi-dimensional needs.
  • Experience in working as part of a multidisciplinary team in an organisational setting.
  • Experience in providing culturally sensitive interventions in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate complex information to others.

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Senior Manager, Mental Health & Casework Advice Team

Location: Open University (Milton Keynes)

Hours: Full-time fixed term

Salary: £43,414 to £51,805

Closing date: 27th September, 2022  

More information:

The contractual location of this role is Milton Keynes; however we are happy to offer flexible and remote working with occasional travel to Milton Keynes when required. Travel may also be required to our offices in Cardiff and Edinburgh.

The Senior Manager (Mental Health) manages and develops a small specialist mental health and wellbeing advisory team providing interventionist support to students with complex needs, who are experiencing challenges regarding their mental health.

The role-holder will be responsible for the operational management of this interventionist support service, ensuring it is fully integrated into the wider student support services, and delivers high quality and inclusive support to students, staff and other key stakeholders across the University.

As a recently established service within the Open University, the role holder will have a strong operations background, with experience of designing, implementing and evaluating service design. They will use an evidence-based approach to assess impact and use this to make informed recommendations on service enhancements and operational change.

Skills and experience 

  • First Degree, or equivalent qualification or professional experience (preferably in Mental health, social work, psychotherapy, counselling or other relevant discipline)
  • Experience of establishing/developing and delivering a service designed to support individuals with complex needs and/or mental health issues
  • Knowledge of the mental health needs of students and/or adults in higher education
  • Experience of risk assessment management, high risk/crisis management and/or safeguarding practices
  • Proven ability to effectively lead, motivate and performance manage a team, working within a multiagency environment
  • For further information about the role including a full person specification, please see the attached job description.

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Senior Mental Health Adviser

Location: Liverpool Hope University 

Hours: Full-time 

Salary: £35,333 - £42,155 p.a.

Closing date: 30th September, 2022  

More information:

We are seeking to appoint an appropriately qualified mental health practitioner with substantial post-qualification experience, for the role of Senior Mental Health Adviser within a busy University student well-being service.

This is a key role within the University and the post holder will be a main point of contact when responding to student mental health concerns and crises. This will include liaison with GPs, NHS mental health services, and other mental health support charities/agencies, as well as co-ordinating an appropriate response to incidences student mental health crises within the University.  

Based mainly at our Hope Park Campus, the successful candidate will provide professional assessment, support and advice to students experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties. They will also advise on issues relating to student mental health more generally across the wider university community. Ideally, suitable candidates will have supervisory / line management / team-leader experience, as the role involves providing line management to the part-time Mental Health Adviser and service administrator within the service.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent and hold a relevant professional qualification/training in mental health (e.g. Nursing with RMN / Community Psychiatric Nursing / Psychiatric/Mental Health Social Work, or similar). They should also be able to demonstrate substantial post-qualification working experience within a demanding environment such as NHS, Higher/Further Education, or Social Work, providing mental health assessment, safety planning/risk management, and ongoing support to individuals with moderate to complex mental health difficulties. 

A good working knowledge and understanding of NHS statutory/community mental health services and community-based resources is highly desirable, as is experience of effective multi-agency/collaborative working.     

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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 Adviser

Location: University of the Arts London

Hours: Full Time 

Salary: £39,275.00 - £47,120.00 per annum

Closing date: 30th November, 2022  

More information:

This post offers an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, hard-working and experienced mental health professionals to join the Counselling and Health Advice Service. You will work closely with your manager and colleagues to offer assessment, advice and support to students with mental health difficulties, so they can engage successfully with their studies and University life.

You will provide advice and consultation to academic and support staff in colleges and halls of residences to respond to crises, manage risk concerns and support students to manage emerging and enduring mental health concerns.  You will participate in activities to develop the service, to deliver training and to promote awareness of mental health and well-being. 

This post is to support extended opening hours and will involve working on early evenings and Saturdays (40 weeks a year and no more than a five day work week), subject to operational requirements.  Additional information available with the application pack. 

You will be an experienced mental health professional with understanding of students’ needs. Experience working in a multidisciplinary team, collaborating and problem-solving. Along with knowledge and understanding of relevant government policies. You will have a degree, a professional qualification in the field of mental health (RMN, DipSW) or equivalent) and professional experience of working with a range of mental health issues. 

Your experience will include:-

undertaking assessments;
managing casework;
a strong track record of responding proactively to crisis situations and of managing risk concerns;
knowledge and experience of signposting, making referrals and assisting individuals to access specialist mental health services
providing interventions to alleviate mental health symptoms and to promote mental well-being,
developing and delivering training;
implementing preventative work to promote mental well being and resilience and
working as part of a multi-disciplinary team,
You will have excellent communication skills, a flexible approach to work, and the ability to contain anxiety in yourself and others. 

Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s). 

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