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Wellbeing Practitioner

Student Services

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £32,348 to £35,333 per annum pro rata
Permanent / Term Time
Post Type:  Full Time Term Time
Weeks Per Year:  45.08
Closing Date:  Monday 15 August 2022
Reference:  EHA0700-0722

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Wellbeing Practitioner, working across both the Wellbeing Service and the Counselling Service, the post holder will provide short term counselling to staff and students and a mixture of both reactive and proactive support to students on issues related to mental health and wellbeing.

Using a high level of clinical skills, the post holder will assess, contain and manage risk and the complex and enduring mental health needs of students. Responding to crisis situations as well as managing a case load of student clients, this role will provide support advice and guidance to some of our students who are most in need.

In addition to the support of individual students, the post holder will be involved in activities, events and developing new technologies to improve the wellbeing of all students across the University

About You

As Wellbeing Practitioner, you will have relevant post qualification experience in the field of mental health, experience of facilitating needs assessments and ensuring service users receive appropriate advice and guidance to support their mental health and wellbeing. 

Your excellent interpersonal skills, calm and resilient approach and positive outlook will support you assess, contain, and manage risk and coordinate responses to complex situations 


We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity. 

As a 45.08-weeks-per-year term time post holder, you will be expected to take leave outside of your contracted working weeks. You receive 5.71 weeks additional pay (pro rata to your hours) in lieu of annual and statutory leave.  

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Ali James, Counselling Manager at Ali James 

It is important to note that the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure for you from the Disclosure and Barring Service and that this will form part of the conditions of offer of employment. 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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