Student Mental Health Adviser

Imperial College London - Education Office - Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service

New appointments will be made at the first level of the salary scale

Hours of work:35 hours per week 52 weeks per year. The majority of annual leave is expected to be taken out of term time.

South Kensington Campus

The post holder will hold a key role within the Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service providing and developing Mental Health and Wellbeing advice across the College. The Student Mental Health Adviser will provide specialist support to students with moderate to severe and/or enduring mental health difficulties and will act as liaison between mental health services in the community and College support services. Reporting to the Senior Student Mental Health Adviser, they will promote good practice, contribute to psycho-educational workshops and training on matters related to mental health and will initiate and design events promoting the Service and student wellbeing across the College. 

The Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service of Imperial College London currently comprises the Head of Student Counselling and Mental health Advice, one Senior Student Counsellor, eight part-time Student Counsellors, one senior Student Mental Health Adviser, two Study Mentors: Mental Health, a Service Coordinator and two part time Administrative Assistants.

Information about the current Student Counselling and Mental Health Service can be found at Information about the College is available at  For this post we are seeking an experienced Mental Health Adviser preferably with experience of working in an educational, NHS or comparative organisational context

The post holder will be based at the College’s South Kensington campus and will be required to work at the College’s other campuses.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number SS 2016 216 TAA into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

To discuss the role in more detail, please contact Ms Rosie Summerhayes on + 44 (0) 20 7594 9644 or via e-mail: or Ms Helen Joseph on + 44 (0) 20 7594 9633 or via e-mail: Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Mrs Maggie Backhouse  on +44 (0)20 7594 9637 or via email:

Closing date: 24 October 2016 (midnight BST)

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15 November 2016.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory (standard for regulated activity) Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College’s policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

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