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Student Mental Health Service Manager (part time)

Job title Student Mental Health Service Manager (part time)

Department Student Support and Safeguarding

Salary Starting from £43,414, rising to £51,805

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 1181

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Monday 12 September 2022

Closing date Sunday 02 October 2022

Interview date Monday 10 October 2022

Reference JS9812

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The University of Bath is seeking to recruit a Manager for the Student Mental Health Service, to lead all aspects of the work of a team of highly qualified, experienced, and committed Mental Health professionals working in the University’s Mental Health Service.

The role offers a great opportunity to work in an established, respected, and well-used service which is part of the pastoral and wellbeing network providing support to students.

Our team comprises of qualified advisors from a range of professional backgrounds and clinical orientations who provide evidence-based interventions for students studying at the university and out on placement.

About you:

You must have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent relevant professional qualification and professional registration in the areas of Mental Health nursing, Social Work, Clinical Psychology or Occupational Therapy. With extensive post-qualification, you will be experienced in working within a multidisciplinary mental health service supporting service users with a range of complex needs. Please note these are essential requirements of the post.

You will also need skills and experience in managing a team of diverse professional staff, and working collaboratively with multidisciplinary partnerships comprising of internal and external stakeholders. You will have a proven ability to support service development and analysis of presenting needs and risks across the University community. Some experience of working with young people, preferably in Higher Education, would be an advantage.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Mental Health Service team to work effectively in supporting student progress throughout the student journey.
  • Identify best practice across the sector to ensure provision of innovative, evidence-based services.
  • Ensure that all targets and service performance indicators are achieved through effective planning, continuous monitoring and regular review throughout the year.
  • Ensure complex case review is embedded in practice to identify opportunities for service improvement.
  • Promote a culture of continual practice improvement and professional development which ensures good practice; the maintenance of professional registrations; and continuing professional development of the team and self.
  • Work with the Deputy Director (Wellbeing) to regularly review the effectiveness of the services taking account of feedback from students and staff.
  • Monitor and report on trends within the University and externally and advise on implications for service delivery and development.

About the role:

The post requires satisfactory completion of a basic DBS disclosure.

This is a permanent, part-time post (29.20 hours per week/ 0.8FTE).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Deputy Director of Student Support (Therapeutic Services, Mental Health & Wellbeing) Liz Kearton (email lk729@bath.ac.uk), but please ensure that you submit your application through the University website.

Student Support Services comprises several teams: Wellbeing, Therapeutic services, Mental Health, Disability, Student Retention and Student Money Advice. Although this role is to manage the Mental Health Service for students, you will work closely with other teams within the Department to ensure an integrated and holistic approach towards student care.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

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. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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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Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.