Mental Health Advisor
Thank you for your interest in this post at WQE.
We believe that this is a particularly exciting time to be joining us, offering a real opportunity to make a difference in this thriving and vibrant Sixth Form College. We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work with students; their academic and wider achievements, their learning experiences, the support they receive in relation to their academic progress, their learning environment and their wider experience of College life. The College operates across two closely located campuses, the larger campus next to the University of Leicester on University Road and a smaller campus at Regent Road.
The College is seeking to recruit a Mental Health Advisor to join the Welfare and Skills team. This newly created post will develop and co-ordinate support for students with mental health difficulties. The successful applicant will ensure where required, that all College students receive personalised and cohesive support for their mental health needs to enable them to be successful in their studies.
The Welfare and Skills team work closely with students to remove barriers to learning and progression. The team consist of specialist groups of staff, who work with students who have a board variety of needs, additional learning support and medical needs to name a couple. Additionally, the team incorporates the Learning Resource Centre, which supports students to access all the resources required for their studies, both on and off site. You would join a highly motivated, student focussed team, who are strategically supporting the agenda of improving student progress by removing barriers.
This is a permanent, term-time position working 37 hours per week (plus four additional weeks during the year), commencing asap. The salary will be on the Sixth Form Colleges’ Support Staff pay scale 26-29 which ranges from £21,451 to £23,496 per annum pro rata. The actual starting salary for this role is £20,258. A defined benefit pension scheme is also offered as part of the remuneration package for this appointment.
If you wish to apply for this post please return the completed application form including the personal details and equality and diversity monitoring forms, these can be downloaded by hitting APPLY NOW.
Please do not submit a separate CV. Only information on the application form will be used in the selection process.
Completed applications must be returned by 8.00am on Monday 8th June 2020. Interviews for successful candidates will be held w/c 22nd June 2020 and due to the current restrictions due to Covid-19, these interviews may be virtual. Full details will be emailed out to candidates.
Short-listed applicants may be contacted via telephone, and therefore it is essential that appropriate contact numbers are included within the application.
If you have not received further communication from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.