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Mental Health Adviser & Specialist Mentor

Student Advisory and Wellbeing Services

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £35,931 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Friday 06 August 2021
Interview Date:  Tuesday 17 August 2021
Reference:  0721-257

Full-Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Mental Health Adviser & Specialist Mentor in the Student Advisory & Wellbeing Department, Student & Academic Services. The role is available immediately. 

Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 25 of all UK universities. We are a pioneering university, steeped in history and culture, yet constantly evolving and adapting to the demands of modern higher education. Through world class research, the dedication of our staff and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally. 

The role of Mental Health Adviser & Specialist Mentor will work within the Student Advisory & Wellbeing team and will be expected to provide specialist advice, guidance and information to students with mental health difficulties, and contribute towards 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 and will advise on the range of reasonable adjustments and support available within the university and communicate students’ needs to academic Schools and Professional Services. Candidates must hold a professional qualification which provides membership (or eligibility for membership) for at least one of the mandatory qualifications for Specialist Mentor (Mental Health). They must also have excellent knowledge and experience of the mental health and support needs of students and / or young people (16-25 years old). You should also have experience of developing and delivering presentations and psycho-educational workshops on mental health topics and of managing a caseload and maintaining casefiles in line with data protection and GDPR legislation. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate excellent communication, time management and organisational skills and will be able to work flexibly to best support student needs. 

In return we offer a competitive rewards and benefits package including training and development opportunities. 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, Head of Disability & Dyslexia (Student Advisory & Wellbeing) on Julie.wright@rhul.ac.uk 

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 

Please quote the reference: 0721-257

Closing Date:   Midnight, 6 August 2021  

Interview Date: 17 August 2021

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. 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.


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