Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Egham, United Kingdom
£35,333 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
10 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Student Services - Student Advisory and Wellbeing Services

Location:      Egham
Salary:      £35,333 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Closing Date:      Friday 08 November 2019
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

Permanent, Part time, 3 days per week (Wednesday - Friday)

Applications are invited for the post of Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner in the Student Advisory & Wellbeing Department, Academic Services.

Two part time positions are available; this vacancy will be required to work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week.

Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 30 of all UK universities. Through world class research, the dedication of our staff and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally.

We are excited to have created the role of Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (2 x 3 day per week roles) to work alongside the current university Student Advisory and Wellbeing Department, whilst also embedded with the onsite NHS GP Surgery team. Working closely with these professionals you will contribute to the positive and supportive university experience we strive to provide for our students. This is a new post whose purpose is to:

  • Provide mental healthcare to those Royal Holloway students who require support in primary care but who do not require secondary care level input. 
  • Maintain a caseload as well as referring on to IAPT, GPs, specialist services and university support services, among others. 
  • Form, with the GP team, a single point of access for triage and assessment, and referral, if required, onto specialist mental health services.
  • Support students transitioning out of secondary care, into primary care, which may include students moving from different geographical areas.

You will work as part of the multi-disciplinary Student Advisory & Wellbeing department and will contribute to the positive impact this department has on the student experience and student retention. With a mental health qualification and significant experience (5 years or more) of working in a multi-disciplinary mental health setting you will carry out mental health triage, assessment, brief and longer-term therapeutic support, internal and external referral and follow up. The post holder will maintain effective relationships with external agencies across the NHS and voluntary sectors and act as a contact for the effective referral of individual students to and from these agencies. The role holder will be located close to the GP surgery to support close working with the teams there. In addition to working with students you will also lead, if / as required, projects or training with Academic Departments & Schools and Professional Services at the university to foster greater mental wellbeing and resilience amongst the student community

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Helen Groenendaal, Head of Student Advisory & Wellbeing on

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at

The College is unable to obtain permission to work in the UK for this post. Therefore all applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK if they wish to apply.

Please quote the reference: 0719-268

Closing Date: Midnight, 8 November 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration and the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.