Mental Health Advisor (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Job title Mental Health Advisor (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Department Student Services

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322 Pro Rata for duration of contract

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Monday 09 September 2019

Closing date Monday 23 September 2019

Interview date Friday 04 October 2019

Reference CF7063

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The Counselling and Mental Health Service within the Directorate of Student Services is seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic clinician to join our outstanding team of Mental Health Advisors.

The team provides assessments for students experiencing a range of mental health and emotional difficulties, including a duty system, advice and training to colleagues across the university, and ongoing support for students with more complex and enduring mental health needs. The post-holder will contribute to the team’s duty and assessment provision, providing appropriate advice and signposting to students and staff as well as ongoing clinical work with students with a range of significant mental health needs. You will be required to work closely with a wide range of professionals, including other Student Services teams, academic and support staff, and external professionals including NHS and social care, to ensure a consistent and cohesive multi-agency approach to supporting students.

The successful applicant will hold relevant clinical and academic qualifications, including professional membership/registration in the areas of either Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Psychology or allied health professions, and will have significant experience of working with adults with varied mental health conditions. You will have excellent demonstrable skills in risk assessment and management including positive risk-taking, and good knowledge of the support requirements for students in higher education.  You will be an exceptional communicator with a proven track record in finding innovative solutions to complex problems, who values team working whilst also being confident to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment.  HE experience would be an advantage but not essential.

This post is offered on a part-time, fixed term basis as maternity cover for up to ten months or until the return of the substantive post-holder. It will involve flexible working between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday-Friday, however we are happy to work are the appointed candidate. 

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 


You will also be entitled to a very generous 19.5% employer contributory pension (8.8% employee contributions) as well as the following employee benefits: 

  • 36/39 days holiday pro-rata, (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
  • A flexible working environment
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
  • Interest-free loans for public transport seasons tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Discounted physiotherapy service

For informal discussions about this role please contact Kat Humphreys, Mental Health Team Lead, via email

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.