Senior Student Mental Health Adviser

Job Title: Senior Student Mental Health Adviser
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £44,510 - £53,800 p.a.
Job Published: July 11, 2017 11:53

Job Description

Education Office – Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service

Senior Student Mental Health Adviser

Salary £44,510 - £53,800 p.a. (paid monthly)

Hours of work: 35 hours per week 52 weeks per year. The majority of annual leave is expected to be taken out of term time.

South Kensington Campus and others.

The post holder will hold a senior and key role within the Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service in providing and developing Mental Health and Wellbeing advice across the College.

Reporting to the Head of Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice, the Senior Student Mental Health Advisor will provide specialist support to students with moderate to severe and/or enduring mental health difficulties and will act as liaison between mental health services in the community and College support services. They will promote good practice and deliver training across the College community in relation to supporting students with mental health difficulties. 

Alongside the Head of Service they will have a key role in developing Student Mental Health Advice including management of Student Mentor(s) and the Student Mental health Adviser.

The Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service of Imperial College London comprises the Head of Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service, one Senior Student Counsellor, one Senior Student Mental Health Adviser, one Student Mental Health Adviser, eight part-time Student Counsellors, two Study Mentors: Mental Health, a Service Coordinator and two Administrative Assistants.

Information about the Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service can be found at Information about the College is available at  For this post we are seeking an experienced Mental Health Adviser preferably with experience of line management and working in an educational, NHS or comparative organisational context

The post holder will be based at the College’s South Kensington campus and will be required to work at the College’s other campuses.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number SS 2017 175 MJ into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

To discuss the role in more detail, please contact Ms Rosie Summerhayes via e-mail: between Monday 10th July and 1st August 2017

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Mrs Maggie Backhouse on +44 (0)20 7594 9637 or via email:

Closing date: 1st August 2017

Interviews will be held on Friday 25th August 2017

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory (standard for regulated activity) Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College’s policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

Imperial Managers lead by example.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  We are also an Athena Bronze SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks Employer.