Education and Student Support (Wellbeing Services)
This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working - some time on campus and some from home.
This post is available immediately.
This post attracts a market supplement of £4,000 per annum which will be paid annually in addition to base salary. The market supplement is paid in accordance with the University’s agreed policy on market supplements and the allowance is pensionable and will be reviewed in August each year.
Summary of the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic mental health professional who is able to transfer their knowledge and skills in mental health interventions and support to a Higher Education setting. The post holder will provide day-to-day oversight and line management for a team of experienced mental health practitioners providing a range of one-to-one and group interventions. You will also manage an agreed caseload of students with mental health difficulties and this will be reviewed and balanced with management responsibilities.
The role involves close liaison and joint work with other Wellbeing pathways, alongside regular liaison with other university staff and external agencies (e.g. GP, statutory mental health services and voluntary sector agencies) to ensure excellent support for students with acute mental health and/or wellbeing needs. The postholder will have the ability to work with colleagues at all levels and demonstrate excellent communication skills to negotiate and influence.
The Mental Health team are part of the University's Wellbeing and Welfare Service, which also includes our Psychological Therapies team, AccessAbility team and Welfare service. The team provides a range of interventions alongside advice and guidance to support students in their studies. They also provide consultation, advice and mental health mentoring to ensure that students are assisted appropriately and within the requirements of the relevant legislative frameworks (e.g. Equality Act 2010).
What we are looking for
• A qualified and highly experienced mental health professional, with core professional training in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy (for example) and accredited with their relevant professional body e.g. HCPC/NMC/BABCP/BACP/UKCP;
• Post-qualification experience in supporting individuals experiencing mental ill-health and a real interest in managing complex difficulties;
• Experience in supporting clients with both emerging and long-term mental health conditions and the ability to provide advice, support and clinically informed interventions;
• Someone who is skilled in identifying and dealing with risk, including providing consultation and guidance to a range of university staff;
• Excellent communication and organisational skills in order to lead the operational delivery and development of the Mental Health Pathway team, ensuring a high standard of support is maintained.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification available on our website.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research - Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries, we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
We offer some fantastic benefits including:
• 41 days leave per year;
• Options for flexible working;
• Numerous discounts at leading retailers;
• Onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme;
• Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy;
• Stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England.
Please contact Kirsty Grant on 01392 724381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.