Senior Wellbeing Practitioner (Counsellor)

About us: The UWE Bristol Wellbeing Service (within Student and Academic Services) are seeking an enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner with strong clinical experience to work on a part-time basis of 22 hours per week.  As a multidisciplinary team we provide Counselling and Mental Health Support to students and work closely with our internal partner services to provide effective coordination of support, and to empower our students to become ready and able graduates. 

About you: You will be an experienced Mental Health Practitione with the ability to manage a busy caseload, work collaboratively with other services and external partners and participate in a weekly duty rota.

In addition to your caseload work, we will encourage you to take up a Service Lead Role within the team and bring your individual experiences to this in order to provide training and presentations to colleagues as required and to participate in University-wide projects and contribute to service reports.

About UWE: UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been spent recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:

  •              a generous holiday allowance of 27 days (pro-rata per year)
  •              up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  •              excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  •              access to employee assistance programme
  •              savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
  •              option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
  •              family friendly policies
  •              onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.

Further information

This is a part-time, fixed-term post for one year (or the early return of the substantive post holder) working 22 hours per week. Therefore, this post is not available on a job share basis.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please contact Glyn Williams on 0117 328 2562 or email: [email protected].

Interviews are likely to take place Monday 5 December 2022.

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. As we are unable to sponsor anyone requiring a visa for this role candidates must therefore be able to provide their own right to work in the UK.

Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to provide your right to work documents at your interview.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.