Mental Health Advisor (fixed term)

Job title Mental Health Advisor (fixed term)

Department Student Services

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322 per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3235

Placed on Wednesday 02 June 2021

Closing date Wednesday 16 June 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF8341

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The Mental Health Advisor Team within the Directorate of Student Services is seeking to appoint an experienced full-time Mental Health Advisor on a fixed-term 12 month contract.

The Mental Health Advisors are a motivated, innovative and supportive team who work alongside a range of other University, NHS and third sector services to support students with complex, severe or high-risk mental health presentations. We provide comprehensive mental health assessments, including a rapid response duty system for those presenting in crisis. In addition to this, we offer tailored ongoing support where appropriate, including group and individual interventions, and work collaboratively with students, external services and colleagues from across the institution to enable students to manage their mental health needs. We also provide consultation, advice and training to colleagues across the University.

The successful applicant will hold current professional registration and qualifications in one of the following areas: Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or Clinical Psychology. Current professional registration with the NMC, HCPC or Social Work England is an essential requirement for the post. You will also need to;

  • have extensive post-qualification experience of working in a multi-agency context with clients with a range of complex and severe mental health difficulties, including the presence of significant risk
  • have exceptional communications skills
  • be able to work in a team, whilst being confident to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment
  • be motivated both to develop your own practice and to contribute to innovation and improvement within the service
  • demonstrate a clear commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and supporting diversity

Experience of working in a higher education setting would be an advantage but is not essential as a comprehensive induction will be provided.

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The team’s core working hours are between 8AM and 6PM Monday-Friday. A degree of flexible working may be required at times response to the needs of the service. Subject to health and safety guidance and government legislation around COVID-19, this role will involve both on-campus and remote working on a regular basis, with clinical interventions being delivered both in-person and remotely.

This is a fixed-term position for 12 months starting from September 2021. For further information and informal discussions about this role, please email Kat Humphreys, Mental Health Team Lead, at

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.