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Mental Health Adviser / Specialist Mentor

Student Advisory and Wellbeing Services

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £35,931 to £42,456 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 March 2020
Interview Date:  Tuesday 10 March 2020
Reference:  0220-062

Full Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Mental Health Adviser / Specialist Mentor in the Disability & Dyslexia Services Department.

Duties and responsibilities 

As a Mental Health Adviser you will provide specialist advice, guidance and information to students with mental health difficulties; contributing to student retention and attainment through the delivery of services that support students’ emotional and psychological wellbeing. The post holder will also provide specialist mentoring support to students in receipt of Disabled Students’ Allowance.  

You will advise on the range of reasonable adjustments and support available within the University and communicate students’ needs to academic departments and professional services.

Skills and experience 

  • Professional qualification which provides membership (or eligibility for membership) for at least one of the DSA-QAG mandatory qualifications for Specialist Mentor (Mental Health).
  • Knowledge of the mental health and support needs of students and/or young people (16-25 years old).
  • Experience of developing and delivering presentations and workshops on mental health topics.
  • Experience managing a caseload and maintaining confidential notes in line with data protection legislation.
  • Have excellent communication, time management and organisational skills.
  • Be able to work flexibly to support students’ needs.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Julie Wright on julie.wright@rhul.ac.uk or +44 (0)1784 443393

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 276869.

Please quote the reference: 0220-062

Closing Date:   Midnight, Wednesday 4 March 2020 

Interview Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration and the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


Stonewall, Disability Confident Employer, Athena Swan Bronze, Race Equality Charter Bronze

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