The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Mental Health Lead Practitioner (Secondment) (Internal Applications)

Please noteThis role is currently only available to internal applicants.
Salary range £36,410 - £42,210 per annum
DurationFixed term for 12 months in the first instance
Working hours35 hours per week
LocationAcademic Partner
Closing DateWednesday 19 December 2018

This exciting, new post will lead initiatives that enhance the mental health and wellbeing of students. This partnership resource will work on a pan-university basis with colleagues in every academic partner initially to lead the implementation of the outcomes from the 2018 Mental Health Support for Students service review. Reporting to the dean of students, the successful candidate will have a high profile and strategically important opportunity to enhance these services and impact positively on the lives of many of our students.

Applicants must be educated to a degree level or equivalent, preferably with relevant postgraduate qualifications and/or professional development training. They must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience providing effective and empowering individual support to students under stress and/or with mental health difficulties.

Applications for this post are currently restricted to existing executive office and academic partner employees only.

Interviews will be held on 10 January 2019.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Personnel Office at or on 01463 279239.