Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Pro rata of £33,348 - £35,308
02 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Salary: £29,325 - £31,048 per annum (Pro rata of £33,348 - £35,308)
Contract Type: Fixed (Up to 1 Year), 37 Hours, 40 Weeks
Closing Date: 16-06-2023 12 Midday
Support/Academic/Management: Support

University College Birmingham are seeking a qualified and experienced individual to provide effective support, information and guidance to applicants and students with mental health difficulties, developing strategies for successful learning. This fixed term position is part of the Student Services team, providing support for student welfare, engagement, health and wellbeing, promoting an exemplary student experience. 

The successful candidate will act as the point of contact for prospective and current learners with mental health needs; supporting these individuals through the full student cycle and liaising with relevant internal and external teams to ensure a coordinated approach. You will also take an active role in the delivery of staff training in order to raise awareness of the service and wellbeing issues across the organisation. 

Applications must be supported by a professional qualification in a relevant discipline, suitable experience in a statutory, voluntary or educational setting, in addition to evidence of recent and relevant continuous professional development.

In order to meet the needs of the service, flexibility in relation to working hours is essential.

Closing Date - Friday 16 June 2023 at midday 


  • Generous allocation of annual leave
    • 26 days’ paid leave per year
    • 12 Bank Holidays & Concessionary Days
  • Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme
    • Employer Contribution  – 20.9%
  • Subsidised private healthcare provided by Aviva including a Digital GP Service
  • Employee Assistance Programme inclusive of counselling services, financial wellbeing support and bereavement support
  • Annual health MOTs with our Registered Nurse
  • Excellent staff development opportunities including professional qualification sponsorship
  • A variety of salary sacrifice schemes including car, technology and cycle. 
  • Heavily-subsidised on-site car parking in central Birmingham
  • Hybrid working opportunities
  • Free on-site gym membership

Standard information:

UCB is an equal opportunities employer.

University College Birmingham is proud to have been voted top in the International category in the prestigious 2023 Whatuni Student Choice Awards. We were also awarded silver in the University of the Year category. The awards are voted for and by students showcasing the incredible relationships we foster here at University College Birmingham between Staff and Students. 

UCB has a unique collaborative partnership with the University of Warwick - Ranked sixth in the 2022 Guardian League Tables and named the runner-up in the Times University of the Year 2022 and the Times University of the Year 2022 for Teaching Quality.

You may need to obtain permission to work in the UK if you don’t already have the unrestricted right to work in any role. There are various types of visa which include the right to work. You can check if you need a UK visa using the Government’s online tool and find information about UK visa routes and the eligibility criteria that must be met for each route Work in the UK - GOV.UK ( All staff are required to prove their right to work in the UK before they start work.

All applicants for employment at the University will be expected to undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service prior to commencement.

All applicants for employment at the University will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Safeguarding and the PREVENT agenda in the context of further and higher education.  

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