Job Description

Employment hours: Part time

Salary: £27924 – £33304

Contract type: Permanent

Job REQ000802

Closing date: 12/07/2022


Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We have made our mark with high quality, well-directed teaching and research, and a stimulating and enriching experience for our students.

The Student Services team is based in the Bernard King Library and provides a fully integrated support service for students at Abertay, which aims to provide high quality professional, impartial, non-judgemental advice and guidance on a broad range of issues.

The Counselling and Mental Health Service currently has a vacancy for a Mental Health Adviser. Reporting to the Manger of the service, the principal task is to provide short-term sets of therapeutic focused interventions for students who have disclosed serious and enduring mental health difficulties, working closely with other University services and with external services. The post holder will also a play leading role in ensuring a co-ordinated response to any concerns about individual students’ mental health, promote positive mental wellbeing to students, and be responsible for increasing mental health awareness and delivering staff training.


The post holder will be educated to at least degree level and hold a mental health, nursing, social work or psychological therapy qualification. Ideally, candidates would have a minimum two years’ post-qualification experience in a therapeutic setting and have a solid understanding of safeguarding issues. Through your experience, you will be able to demonstrate empathy and an ability to build rapport quickly with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

It is essential to have the ability to manage competing demands. This will require both effective planning and a willingness to work flexibly within a close-knit team environment.

Additionally, the Service is looking for individuals who are committed to personal and professional development both for themselves and for the clients they serve.

This post is deemed exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act; therefore, an Enhanced Disclosure will be sought from Disclosure Scotland for the successful candidate.

If you wish to discuss the vacancy, further please contact Tricia Williams, Manager, Counsellor.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system.


Committed to Equal Opportunities


Abertay University is a Scottish Registered Charity,

No: SC016040

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