Job Description

LOCATION: North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, AB25 1BN
SALARY:£ 28,392.79 – £32,476.26 per year
HOURS: 35 hours per week

Job Description

Internal/External Vacancy

Student Wellbeing Adviser (Ref. No. A860)
Full Time/Fixed Term (9 months)/Aberdeen City Campus
Salary: £28,392.79 – £32,476.22 per annum


This is a key role within the Student Advice and Support Team.  You will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework to ensure a comprehensive approach to student health and wellbeing and continued student support.

The post holder will be responsible for liaising with a range of stakeholders to facilitate cross college events, workshops and initiatives aimed at promoting student wellbeing and identifying emerging mental health issues.  You will also further develop engagement with vulnerable groups (incl. Care Experienced, young carers & estranged students) through proactive initiatives to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on social activities to reduce feelings of isolation.

You will need to have an effective range of communication and organisation skills and have a proactive attitude to working alongside students, the Students’ Association, external partners and staff of the College. Regular travel between campuses will be expected for the role.

Critical to this will be your “can do” attitude and commitment to improving student wellbeing, with the ability to demonstrate an understanding of anxiety, depression and other emotional difficulties and mental disorders and how they might present in people.

The College encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.


The closing date for applications will be 23rd September 2022.


Interested? Want to know more?

For more information on this vacancy please visit our My Job Scotland website page on

North East Scotland College is an Equal Opportunities college welcoming applications from a diverse background. Most posts within North East Scotland College are classed as regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate for a role identified as regulated work will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.


Person Specification

(criteria marked * are desirable, all others are essential)


  1. An HNC/SVQ Level III qualification (SCQF Level 7) or equivalent
  2. ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training or equivalent
  3. A Mental Health qualification*
  4. Evidence of continuing professional development


  1. Experience of supporting students through a support related process*
  2. Experience of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  3. Experience of working with students in a variety of settings*
  4. Experience of assessing risk and managing people who are in mental health crisis
  5. Experience of creating e-learning materials*
  6. Experience of presenting information


  1. The ability to demonstrate an understanding of anxiety, depression and other emotional difficulties and mental disorders and how they might present in people
  2. Knowledge of the FE sector*


  1. Excellent digital skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  2. Excellent communication skills
  3. Able to work on own initiative and without supervision
  4. The ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  5. Effective team player who actively assists others


  1. Self-motivated
  2. Committed to people development
  3. Committed to customer service and quality improvement
  4. Builds and maintains effective relationships with students and colleagues
  5. Able to remain calm under pressure


  1. Commitment to College values and equal opportunities
  2. Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the post
  3. Able to travel to other locations as required

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