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Mental Health Advisor (Part Time)

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.

Due to Covid-19 the University Counselling Service has ceased to offer individual face-to-face appointments or group sessions. Instead we are offering students telephone/video consultations.

We are unable to provide a date as to when we will return back to the Student Service building full-time so please apply on the basis that you might be working from your home some of the time. You will need to take this into consideration as you do need to be able to work in a secure environment whereby all information will be managed in a confidential manner at all times.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Your application should clearly set out how you meet the Person Profile criteria listed in the Further Particulars (see link below) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria.

Interviews for this vacancy will be held on 10th November 2020. It is expected that they will be conducted remotely.

If you wish to make an informal enquiry about the post, please contact Sue Geeson -

If you have any technical difficulties submitting your online application, please contact the recruitment team (email

Please quote reference XD23833 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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