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North East Scotland College, Fraserburgh Campus, Henderson Road, AB43 9GA
£28,392.79 - £32,476.26 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

The Advert

This is a key role within the Student Advice and Support Team.  You will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework to ensure a comprehensive approach to student health and wellbeing and continued student support.


The post holder will be responsible for supporting student mental health and wellbeing through 1:1 appointments,in addition to liaising with a range of stakeholders to facilitate cross college events, workshops and initiatives aimed at promoting student wellbeing and identifying emerging mental health issues.  You will also further develop engagement with vulnerable groups (incl. Care Experienced, student carers & estranged students) through proactive initiatives to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on social activities to reduce feelings of isolation and create a sense of belonging.


You will need to have an effective range of communication and organisation skills and have a proactive attitude to working alongside students, the Students’ Association, external partners and staff of the College. 


Critical to this will be your “can do” attitude and commitment to improving student wellbeing, with the ability to demonstrate an understanding of anxiety, depression and other emotional difficulties and mental disorders and how they might present in people.


The College encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.


Please include a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the person specification.


The closing date for applications will be 29thMarch 2023.

Person Specification

(criteria marked * are desirable, all others are essential)



  1. An HNC/SVQ Level III qualification (SCQF Level 7) or equivalent
  2. ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training or equivalent
  3. A Mental Health qualification*
  4. Counselling Skills Training*
  5. Evidence of continuing professional development



  1. Experience of supporting students through a support related process*
  2. Experience of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  3. Experience of working with students in a variety of settings*
  4. Experience of assessing risk and managing people who are in mental health crisis
  5. Experience of creating e-learning materials*
  6. Experience of presenting information



  1. The ability to demonstrate an understanding of anxiety, depression and other emotional difficulties and mental disorders and how they might present in people
  2. Knowledge of the FE sector*



  1. Excellent digital skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  2. Excellent communication skills
  3. Able to work on own initiative and without supervision
  4. The ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  5. Effective team player who actively assists others



  1. Self-motivated
  2. Committed to people development
  3. Committed to customer service and quality improvement
  4. Builds and maintains effective relationships with students and colleagues
  5. Able to remain calm under pressure



  1. Commitment to College values and equal opportunities
  2. Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the post
  3. Able to travel to other locations as required


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