Student Mental Health Adviser

Job summary

Are you passionate about working towards helping others in what can often be challenging circumstances? This is a fixed term post as a Student Mental Health Adviser. You will play an integral role within the Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service providing and developing Mental Health and Wellbeing advice across the College. Specialist support to students with moderate to severe and/or enduring mental health difficulties will...

Job listing information

  • Reference ACA00007
  • Date posted 4 February 2022
  • Closing date 27 February 2022

Job description

Job summary

Are you passionate about working towards helping others in what can often be challenging circumstances? This is a fixed term post as a Student Mental Health Adviser. You will play an integral role within the Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service providing and developing Mental Health and Wellbeing advice across the College. Specialist support to students with moderate to severe and/or enduring mental health difficulties will form a large part of this role. There will also be the opportunity to liaise between mental health services in the community and College support services. Reporting to the Deputy Head of Service, you 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. 

It’s an exciting time to join us as the Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service of Imperial College London is increasing its resource for students.

Information about the current Student Counselling and Mental Health Service can be found at www.imperial.ac.uk/counselling.

Duties and responsibilities


  • You will manage a caseload of students with moderate to severe and/or enduring mental health difficulties to support them effectively during their time at College and in completing their studies.

  • Respond to complex situations/incidents at the request of the Deputy Head of Service and/or senior College staff through consultation and attendance where appropriate.

  • Support students in crisis and contribute to coordinating responses across campuses.

  • Provide advice, support and consultancy to College staff, on individual and generic mental health awareness and wellbeing issues and to provide ongoing consultation and support to staff where situations are ongoing.

Essential requirements


  • You will be an experienced Mental Health Adviser preferably with experience of working in an educational, NHS or comparative organisational context.

  • You will possess relevant professional qualifications in the field of mental health, (e.g. Nursing with RMN or CPN specialities, Mental Health Social Worker, Clinical/Counselling Psychologist) registered with the HPCP, or holding full current accreditation by, or registration with, a relevant and appropriate professional body.

  • Experience of working with people with mental health conditions/autism spectrum

  • Significant professional post-qualification experience of working within a large and complex institutional context, and ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of how this context impacts on therapeutic decisions.

  • You will have the ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team to enhance student experience and satisfaction.

Further information

Please demonstrate how you meet all the essential criteria and person specification in your application.

This role will be based at our South Kensington campus and other campuses as required.All the important information is provided in the Job Description and Person Specification. If having read these, you still have a query please contact Mr Mark Collinson via email: m.collinson@imperial.ac.uk  

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact rob.eastwood@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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