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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£34,304 - £39,739 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 70 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2021).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.  Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

The Student Wellbeing Service is a multi-disciplinary team providing professional support to students, working in collaboration with colleagues and departments across the institution in the promotion of positive mental wellbeing for our students. The team comprises; The Disability Team, The Counselling Team, Mental Health Advisers and Student Wellbeing Advisers.  We are now seeking to recruit a Mental Health Adviser to join the team.   

The role of the Mental Health Adviser is to support students who may be experiencing emotional or psychological distress or personal difficulties. The Mental Health Adviser will co-ordinate support for students with mental health difficulties and act as a point of contact for the duration of their studies, providing interventions, offering advice and guidance, and signposting/referring to therapeutic and external services when appropriate.

The post holder will also liaise with staff across the University, including the wider Campus Life Team; tutors, those in welfare roles in schools, halls of residence, campus security and the students’ association. The Adviser will work independently and flexibly with line management support and will work outside regular hours when a crisis situation requires this.

The Mental Health Adviser will be educated to degree level (e.g. Mental Health Nursing), hold registration with a relevant professional body (e.g. NMC) and have experience of working autonomously with individuals with mental health difficulties, including assessment, risk management and the provision of therapeutic interventions.

The role holder will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build therapeutic relationships and provide students with individually tailored support according to their needs whilst maintaining confidentiality.        

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.


The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

As this role involves Regulated work with Adults and/or Children the successful candidate will require PVG Scheme membership.

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