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Mental Health Advisor

Contract Type: 1 year fixed term

Hours: Term Time Only, 36 hours per week

Salary: Starting salary £33,971.00 to £35,844.00 per annum including London Weighting

The position is in the area of Student Welfare and Guidance. The post holder will work as a Mental Health Advisor, focusing on Mental Health, able to identify mental health needs and risks for students, refer and use a range of interventions and strategies wherever necessary.

This is an exciting new position, which also supports key members of staff with the planning and organisation of mental health support, behaviour and mental health awareness-raising for students and how it impacts them.

Welfare and Guidance are part of our wide range of support services which seek to remove barriers to retention, attendance and achievement. The post holder would work closely with other Student Services teams such as Inclusive Learning, Tutorial, Work-related Curriculum, Student Development and Sports Academy.

If you are passionate about making a contribution to high quality post-16 education and training, then we would love to hear from you.

The College combines great facilities with quality teaching and high standards, including a multi-million pound building, providing state of the art technology enabled learning resource centre, drama studio and café.

We will offer you a warm welcome to NewVIc – a place where all ambitions are celebrated. As one of the largest sixth form colleges in London, we are a non-selective, diverse and secular college, proud to have launched over 50,000 young people onto university, training and employment since we were founded in 1992.

The College is currently graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and ‘Outstanding’ for our provision of personal development, behaviour and welfare.

We are very proud to be a three-time silver award winner at the Pearson National Teaching Awards, where in 2020, we made history by becoming the first ever provider to win two awards in a single year.

We believe that everybody has the power to make a positive impact on society – small changes that add up to make the world a better place.

Our motto is: Diverse in Ambition, United in Success

What’s in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme, onsite parking, cycle to work, onsite canteen, TECH Scheme, Eye Care support and full access to the onsite gym.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support. We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in senior roles, including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

This role will be starting as soon as possible depending on the notice period for successful candidates.

Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 25 February 2024

Interview date: TBC

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