Jobs at Leeds Arts University

Mental Health Advisor




Full time (37 hours)



Closing date

Sunday 2 June 2024 at 11:59pm

Leeds Arts University is the only specialist arts university in the North of England. We have contributed significantly to the development of arts education for over 170 years, and have developed a national and international reputation based on the achievements of our students and staff.

An opportunity has arisen for the role of Mental Health Adviser. Through promoting maintenance of positive mental health and personal resilience to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students. The role will be responsible for providing mental health assessments and individual support to students with a diagnosis of a long-term mental health condition. The Mental Health Advisor will also deliver mental health awareness sessions to colleagues across the University, and contribute to serious incident reviews and support where necessary.

Essential to the success of this role will be:

  • Effective and responsive liaison with University colleagues

  • Planning and delivering group workshops to students and staff and as part of the whole University approach to supporting student wellbeing.

The successful candidate will be degree educated and have a professional qualification. They must also have experience of working within the mental health field, be able to respond proactively to crisis situations and be able to work within a team and on their own initiative. An understanding of the specific needs of students in a higher education context is desirable.

Full details of the essential requirements for the role can be found in the job description.

Please note, we will not accept applications from Recruitment Agencies for this position.

Interviews will be held in person on Friday 21 June 2024.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services Check.

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the Application form and Equality and Diversity form below. Please also see our Application Guidance for more information.
Please note CVs will not be accepted for this position.
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Application Pack

Leeds Arts University is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all learners and expect our staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be made on merit, and as an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. In recognition of our commitment to create a diverse team that draws from our widest talent pool, we would particularly encourage applications from groups who are currently under-represented at this level, which in this case is our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants.

We are committed to offering a flexible approach to staff with regards to their work, for which we operate home working principles to facilitate a hybrid mode of site/remote working. The primary location for work is the University campus in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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