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College Wellbeing Practitioner


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£32,871 to £35,622 per annum pro rata

Closing date

Sunday 24 October 2021

Contract type


Post type




About the role

Workdays - Monday-Friday, core business hours 9am -7pm + occasional out of hours.

Full time and part time options considered.

You will  work as part of the Student Mental Health and Wellbeing team to provide assessment and support to students experiencing mental health difficulties and to those on the autistic spectrum and to promote the mental health and wellbeing of all students.

The post holder will be expected to work collaboratively across the service, wider university and with statutory services to improve the wellbeing of students and reduce risk to students.

In line with our commitment to students to provide an environment that supports personal development and growth alongside academic study, you will be working within our Student Wellbeing Service and will be part of a specialist team committed to delivering a safe and welcoming, confidential range of services to students in higher education.

 Interviews will be held: 28th October and 01st November

Principal accountabilities

  1. Provide responsive and holistic health and wellbeing services for students from application through to graduation
  2. Assess the support needs of applicants and students who experience mental illness and/or autism and draw up support plans in line with need
  3. To promote the development of independent learning and self-management strategies
  4. To assess and manage clinical risk in relation to student wellbeing and create safety plans and refer student to statutory and 3rd sector agencies for support as appropriate
  5. To engage, build and maintain relationships with internal colleagues and key external stakeholder
  6. Provide information and guidance to staff within the university in the area of student mental health
  7. Collaborative working with the wider University and DSRL halls to coordinate support; ensuring the ongoing development of the service and creating strategies to promote inclusivity and the health and wellbeing of students
  8. Undertake responsibilities for safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults
  9. Contribute to a critical incident on call rota for the student wellbeing service
  10. To keep accurate records and comply with data protection requirements in all working practices
  11. To maintain confidentiality and work within the policies and procedures of the student wellbeing service
  12. To contribute, as appropriate, to the evaluation and monitoring of the service provision
  13. To maintain professional body registration and update CPD within requirements
  14. Willingness and ability to travel to university campuses to deliver services to students
  15. To be responsible for promoting the University’s Equality & Diversity Policy

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

We recommend you take time to read the government guidance on individual eligibility requirements for sponsorship to check you will meet the criteria prior to applying. Skilled Worker visa: Your job - GOV.UK (

If you have any questions regarding sponsorship please contact

DBS check

If you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

Further details

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