Specialist Mentor, Mental Health Condition

York, United Kingdom
£24,771 to £27,830 per annum (pro rata £9,860 to £11,078 per annum)
19 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Department:     Student Services
Salary:     £24,771 to £27,830 per annum pro rata
Closing Date:     Tuesday 02 July 2019 at midnight
Interview Date:     Wednesday 24 July 2019

Part time (3 days per week - 22.2 hours), permanent role

Term-time only (30 weeks per year) 

Salary is £24,771 to £27,830 per annum (pro rata £9,860 to £11,078 per annum)

Location: York

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

Significant investment in our campus and facilities, the development of forward-thinking new partnerships and an enhanced range of contemporary courses have helped make us one of the fastest growing Universities in the U.K. over recent years. Now we are building on that achievement, with a new Strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region.


As a Stonewall Global Diversity Champion and holder of the Social Enterprise Gold Mark for Responsible Business Practice, our strength lies in the supportive, inclusive network that exists within our teams: renowned for our friendly, progressive environment, we will nurture your potential so that you can accomplish your ambitions.

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic professional to join our Specialist Tutoring and Mentoring Team.  This is a newly formed team of professionally qualified Study Skills Tutors and Mentors who provide individual study related tutoring support for students who have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) / are on the Autistic Spectrum (AS), and mentoring support for students who have a Mental Health Condition (MHC) / are on the Autistic Spectrum (AS). 

The role of Specialist Mentor will provide individual study related support for disabled students with a mental health condition. You will provide study skills and personal support that will assist students to develop organisational skills, and manage their time and workload effectively so the student develops as an independent learner. The role will empower the student to manage any difficulties that their disability has on their capacity to achieve their academic potential. You will be joining a DSA-QAG accredited service in a university that has an excellent record of supporting students with a mental health condition. 

Candidates must have -

  • current membership of a professional organisation specified by DSA-QAG as being suitable to provide support as part of the Disabled Students Allowance 
  • experience of working with students with mental health conditions in an HE/FE environment on a one to one basis 
  • experience of delivering one-to-one support/guidance and handling issues of a sensitive and confidential nature

Closing Date: 02 Jul 2019
Category: Professional Support