Are you looking for a flexible role where you can manage your own schedule and caseload? Are you passionate about supporting students in higher education with their mental health and wellbeing? Here at Randstad, we are currently recruiting for specialist mentors in the Manchester area to deliver high quality support to students throughout their academic career.

You will have a supportive and trustworthy relationship with your students helping them in areas such as managing anxiety and stress related issues. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a university setting and increase your skills in supporting students with acute mental health issues.


  • 28 days holiday pay pro rata
  • Flexible working hours, as you choose when you work
  • Flexible working – you will provide a mixture of face-to-face support on the university campuses and remote support
  • Opportunities to also provide Counsellor or Mental Health Practitioner roles as these become available
  • Responsibilities

  • Help manage anxiety and cope with stressors related to university life and other external pressures for students
  • Improve the students overall confidence and self esteem where possible
  • Sometimes dealing with students with complex conditions including Autism Spectrum Conditions, ADHD and other emerging mental health issues.
  • Explore coping strategies to help with new experiences
  • Requirements

    Must have membership of (at least) one of the following organisations at the level(s) indicated:

  • Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) – Full member.
  • The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) – Accredited membership.
  • The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – Registered Member (MBACP) or Accredited Member (MBACP – Accred)
  • British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) – Under a member institution
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) – Chartered Member (CPsychol)/IAPT register/ Graduate Member (MBPsS) AND a PG qualification in Psychology or Mental Health
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) – Accredited (Other UK Professional body) Counsellor/Psychotherapist Member of COSCA This category of membership requires you to be currently accredited with another recognised UK professional body for counselling and psychotherapy
  • Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) – also with a National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)
  • General Medical Council (GMC) – Psychiatry – Full member or above.
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – Arts Therapist/ Occupational Therapist/ Practitioner Psychologist/ Social Worker in England
  • Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) – Accredited member
  • National Counselling Society (NCS) –
  • Accredited Registrants (MNCS Accred).
  • Accredited Professional Registrant (MNCS Prof Accred).
  • Senior Accredited Registrant status (MNCS Snr Accred).
  • NCS Fellowship (FNCS).
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) – Mental Health Nurse/ Community Mental Health Nurse / Psychiatric Nurse
  • Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
  • Social Care Wales (SCW)
  • Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) – Full clinical individual member
  • The University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) – UMHAN mentor member. UMHAN accreditation routes are now closed).
  • Association of Christian Counsellors (UK) – Accredited Counsellor
  • If you want to help make a difference to students who are struggling and guide them to maintain a healthy balance for all their stresses, while also gaining experience in the education sector as well as working on your own time scale, then this position is for you.

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