Assistant Mental Health advisor

University of South Wales

We are looking to appoint an Assistant Mental Health Adviser. The successful applicant will support the Student Support Manager by providing one-one support to students with mental health difficulties, facilitating access, study and successful graduation. They will also assist in promoting mental health awareness amongst RWCMD staff and students and provide support to staff working closely with students with mental health difficulties.

Applicants will need to have an HE qualification, a relevant professional qualification, and have significant relevant experience as a professional mental health practitioner, in an education or a community-based setting. An understanding of the difficulties facing students with mental health conditions in an HE context is essential.

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) is a space for everyone, and we welcome applications from people with all sorts of backgrounds and lived experiences. The College attracts the best creative talent from across the globe. As Wales’ national conservatoire, we fire imagination and drive innovation, offering training to almost 1000 actors, musicians, designers, technicians, and arts managers from more than 30 countries. Our students’ extraordinary talent and potential is fused with exceptional teaching and unrivalled industry links, to bring dreams to life. Creative ambition and collaboration are central to our excellence. 

Our students are immersed in a live industry environment from the moment they arrive. With some of Wales’ most prestigious venues, the College operates a dynamic arts centre, and our performance programme of world class professionals is integral to students’ training. We nourish our future professionals, so they push new boundaries and make their mark in the creative industries, aspiring to brilliant careers. The future starts here. 

We are committed to creating a workforce that is representative of society. Currently, people from ethnically diverse communities, those who self-identify as disabled, neurodiverse and transgender, and Welsh speaking individuals are under-represented, so we are keen to hear from candidates from these under-represented groups.

The College is committed to its Welsh Language and Culture Strategy will offer support and training for the successful candidate to learn Welsh.

The anticipated number of hours will be between 16 and 20 hours per week. It will be the duty of the staff member to schedule appointments with their assigned students and ensure they remain actively involved. We offer flexibility in terms of working days.

We offer a number of employee benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous annual leave. Discover the advantages of working with us.

If you are a successful candidate and this position will be your first professional services role at the College you will be employed by Professional and Support Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of South Wales, which provides services to the University and College.  If you are an internal professional services candidate, from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, you will continue to be employed by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.  Please contact [email protected] for further questions.

For an informal conversation about this post please contact Kate Williams @ [email protected]

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