The University of Wolverhampton

Mental Health and Wellbeing Team Manager

Wolverhampton Campus
Directorate of Student and Academic Support
Contract Type
Advert Status
44,045 - 51,034
Closing Date
Job Reference

We are looking for an experienced manager, with a strong background as a mental health practitioner (for example, mental health nurse or mental health social worker) or counsellor, to lead the University’s multi-disciplinary Mental Health and Wellbeing Team (MHWT). 


About the Role

This role involves leading a professional, multi-disciplinary MHWT which is delivering mental health support to around 1,100 students each year and seeing significant annual increases in its caseload.  Reporting to the Head of Student Support and Wellbeing, you will be responsible for managing a team of counsellors and mental health practitioners.


The role involves providing expert guidance and demonstrating specialist expertise in the area of student mental health and managing the MHWT to ensure a first-class support service is delivered to students, in line with University strategy. 


Following a successful service remodelling process in summer 2019, which has reviewed and reshaped the way in which the MHWT operates, you will continue to develop the services provided by the team, in line with the principles set during the remodelling process, to ensure effective multi-disciplinary working across the team. 


You will also be expected to build effective networks with a range of other University service and Faculty teams, the Students’ Union and external mental health services, and make sure that the whole of the team is also building such networks. 


About You

As an experienced mental health practitioner or counsellor, you will have a strong and proven track record of assessing and managing clinical risk.  You will have a current accreditation/affiliation with an appropriate professional body (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, etc.).


You will also have proven strong people management skills.  As an effective manager of a clinical team, you will possess a positive management style which combines the ability to make clear, strong decisions with an aptitude for motivating others to achieve results.


You will be able to work under pressure, including combining your own busy caseload with management responsibilities, and tolerate high levels of client distress.


Please see the job description and person specification for full details of the post requirements.


Interview date: Thursday 14th November 2019

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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