Mental Health Advisor

University of Cambridge - University Counselling Service

Part-time Mental Health Advisor

1 post (75% FTE)

Cambridge University Counselling Service is seeking to recruit one Mental Health Advisor to work at the University Counselling Service to support students with serious or enduring mental health problems and help them access the specialist services they need. You will work with staff in the Colleges, Counselling Service and Disability Resource Centre, as well as with Cambridge & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, to develop and enhance mental health support to students of the university.  You will also be responsible for assessing students' fitness to study when emotional or mental health problems are affecting their academic progress. This is a significant position in this large, busy and well-respected multi-disciplinary Counselling Service.

You will be professionally qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Mental Health Social Worker or equivalent, and have significant relevant work experience.

The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Further information about the Service, is available from:

The post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity.

Vacancy available from: Monday 19 March 2018

Interviews will take place on Friday 9 February 2018

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists).

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any further questions about this position please contact Geraldine Dufour, Head of Service, by ringing 01223 332865 or by email

Please quote reference XD14528 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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