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Mental Wellbeing Adviser

Student Journey - Student Support Services

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 per annum pro rata
by annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  18.5
Closing Date:  Sunday 12 July 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 22 July 2020
Reference:  0402-19-R-R
Further details:    Job Description    

Would you like to work as part of a wider team which supports and enables learners across their student journey, encouraging them to get the very best from their University of Sunderland experience? Are you passionate about supporting others to develop their resourcefulness and to develop positive mental wellbeing? If so, this could be an exciting new opportunity for you.

Student Wellbeing is part of Student Support Services. We are a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, working together to provide an outstanding personalised and transformative service. We have a broad remit which is both preventative and responsive, offering support across a wide range of wellbeing needs. 

Further information on the Service can be found at

This post provides a fantastic opportunity for someone with the right skills and experience. We are looking for a proactive and motivated team player who is committed to supporting students and making a long lasting difference. You will be able to manage a large caseload of students with more complex and/or longer term mental health difficulties. As well as being skilled at managing difficult situations and able to calmly respond to challenging situations.

You must be a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) and/or equivalent or an Approved Mental Health Professional and possess relevant, extensive experience of working in FE or HE or with young people.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS clearance check.

If you would like to discuss this post or find out more about our service, please contact Gail Jamison, Wellbeing Operations Manager; or Tracey McKenzie, Head of Wellbeing;

Previous applicants need not apply

Please note that this vacancy is also being advertised to staff eligible for redeployment via the University redeployment portal.  Applicants who are eligible for redeployment will be interviewed before any other external candidates are considered.

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Please note that this role is not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship in accordance with the Home Office Points Based Immigration System.  Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS clearance check.

The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area.

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