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Pathway Lead Mental Health Team/Wellbeing Consultant

University of Exeter - Education and Student Support (Wellbeing Services)

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £36,382 per annum pro rata on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience. This post also currently attracts a market supplement of £4,000 per annum (£3,200 per annum pro rata).
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021
Job Ref: S14768

This permanent, part time (0.8 FTE) post is available from December 2021

Summary of the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic mental health professional to take up the role of Pathway Lead for the Mental Health team. The team are part of the University's Wellbeing and Welfare Service, which also includes our Psychological Therapies team, AccessAbility team and Welfare service. The Mental Health team provide a range of interventions alongside advice and guidance to support students in their studies. They also provide consultation and advice to ensure that students are assisted appropriately and within the requirements of the relevant legislative frameworks (e.g. Equality Act 2010).

The successful applicant will provide day to day operational oversight for a team of Wellbeing Consultants and the Mental Health Mentoring Team Lead, ensuring an effective service which enhances and compliments the overall student experience. You will also manage an agreed caseload of students with mental health difficulties and this will be reviewed and balanced with pathway management responsibilities. 

You will need to be a qualified and highly experienced mental health professional, with a 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. You will have significant experience in supporting individuals with mental health disabilities and a real interest in managing complex difficulties. The role involves close liaison and joint work with other Wellbeing pathways, alongside 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. You will also be committed to the advancement of inclusive practice and widening access to this important student community.

Experienced in supporting clients with both emerging and long term mental health conditions, you will be competent in identifying and dealing with risk.  You will be a skilled practitioner able work with colleagues at all levels and demonstrate excellent communication skills to negotiate and influence. 

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification available on our website.

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 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.                                                                     


Benefits include:

  • 41 days leave per year (pro rata for part time employees)
  • options for flexible working
  • discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity leave and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

For further information, please contact Kirsty Grant, Wellbeing Services Operations Manager or telephone (01392) 724 381. 

This appointment currently attracts a market supplement in accordance with the University’s agreed policy on market supplements. This allowance is pensionable and will be reviewed in August each year.

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