Wellbeing Consultant

University of Exeter
March 13, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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Exeter (Hybrid)


Starting salary will be from £41,732 on Grade F pro-rata, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Part-time term-time

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Wellbeing Consultant

Job description

Education and Academic Services - Wellbeing Services

This part-time (29.2 hours per week), term time only post (working 30 weeks per year) is available from September 2024 on a permanent basis.

The role offers the opportunity for hybrid working, some time from campus and some time from home. The pro-rated starting salary for this part time position will be from circa £22,660 (term-time only, 30 weeks per year). We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job- sharing arrangements.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from people from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and men, as these are groups currently underrepresented within our Wellbeing Services working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

We are also proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.

Please note that this post will be subject to a clear DBS check.

About the role

We are seeking to recruit a flexible and adaptable Wellbeing Consultant to join our highly skilled and committed team on a permanent basis. The role will involve short term counselling, triage and liaison with GPs, NHS, Mental Health services and the Wellbeing team. You may be the first point of contact for students experiencing acute emotional distress and will be able to deal with their complex mental health difficulty. You will also provide on-going therapeutic interventions for students experiencing difficulty with emotional instability either in the Wellbeing Centre or off site, remote services and web provision.

The role involves close liaison and joint working across the Wellbeing Service to support students with a range of disabilities alongside liaison with other university staff and external agencies (e.g. Student Finance, Access Centres, GP, statutory mental health services and voluntary sector agencies). You will also be committed to the advancement of inclusive practice and widening access to this important student community.

About you

We are looking for a highly qualified and experienced practitioner who can offer mental health support and advice to students, provide a range of clinical interventions and manage and coordinate cases. You will be required to have an additional qualification in counselling and be accredited by the BACP (or working towards accreditation) so that you are equipped to offer a range of specialist therapeutic services for students. You will need to demonstrate a breadth of therapeutic and clinical expertise and show the ability to transfer their skills to a Higher Education context.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for someone to join an innovative service allowing you to develop your skills and engage in service development projects. As a skilled practitioner who has a sensitive and adaptable approach to their work, you will show a real interest in supporting students, assessing and managing risk and in contributing to the advancement of stepped therapy services within a multi-disciplinary team context. You will be a skilled practitioner, able work with colleagues at all levels and demonstrate excellent communication skills to negotiate and influence.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment above.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Please contact Russell Cargill at [email protected] or Tracy Jackson [email protected] or (01392) 724381.

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