Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Ref 21423

School/department: Division for the Student Experience / Wellbeing, Therapeutic and Residential Life Services
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 1.0 FTE No flexibility on how these hours are worked due to being part of an out-of- hours rota.
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 21423
Salary: starting at £37,099 to £44,263 per annum, pro rata if part time 
Placed on: 29 August 2023
Closing date:  25 September 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Graduate Mental Health Practitioner) to join the University Wellbeing, Therapeutic and Residential Life Services which is part of the Student Experience Division. This position requires a dynamic and experienced mental health practitioner to be part of a forward-looking team delivering evidence-based interventions which foster student autonomy and resilience.

The role-holder will work under supervision within a multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality, brief, outcome-focussed, evidence-based interventions for students experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties using Cognitive and behavioural techniques. The role will also incorporate a range of casework, care-planning, risk assessment, proactive wellbeing advice and campaigns; alongside opportunities to develop an effective internal and external network.

The successful candidate will have completed an IAPT low intensity or PWP training course accredited by the BPS on behalf of the IAPT programme; or a Level 6 Psychological wellbeing practitioner apprenticeship; or a PG Cert in Mental Health Practice. Additionally, the successful candidate will have proven experience of effective strong experience of working with people struggling with their mental health including experience in crisis intervention and of managing risk. Experience in motivational interviewing, health promotion and delivering psycho-educative workshops would be advantageous.

Key Working relationships: Students from across the University, all academics and professional services within schools, Division of the Student Experience, Student Union, external partners including Primary and Secondary NHS Services

Please contact Jane Hoyle if you have any queries, but please ensure that you read the Job description thoroughly first. .

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 21423 [PDF 152.31KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

How to apply

Download our professional services application form and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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