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Mental Health Coordinator

Barts and the London, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Malta Part-Time  Anywhere 9 Aug 2018

Job Description

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) is a faculty of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), one of the three largest colleges of the University of London, and a member of the prestigious Russell Group. Barts and The London has a student body made up of people from all over the world, from a range of different educational and social backgrounds.  The School is ranked 2nd in the UK for Medicine (Guardian University Guide 2017) and now offers a five-year MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) in Medicine.  QMUL (Malta) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of QMUL and is based at the school on the island of Gozo in Malta. Further information can be found at


Applications are invited for the post of Part – Time Mental Health Coordinator, based in Gozo on a fixed term contract for 1 year.

Working as part of a growing team in the new medical school (Malta) this new role is critical to the university’s ability to meet the needs of its students with mental health difficulties.


The post holder will be expected to co-ordinate the support of students with declared mental health issues and respond to students in crisis situations. This involves providing advice and clear guidance to staff as well as Professional Services on how to manage specific situations created by individual students and coordinating with external agencies who may also be involved in the student’s care.


The post holder will act as the specialist for students presenting with mental health issues at any stage in the lifetime of their studies at the university and to present as a first point of contact for those students and any third parties advocating or representing them. This will involve the recommendation for reasonable adjustments, as necessary.


The post holder will work with the Head of Student Support, Malta to develop and co-ordinate policy, practice and activities with regard to students with mental health difficulties; liaising with other university services, as required.


A relevant professional qualification/training (e.g. Counselling, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Psychiatric Social Work and Occupational Therapy) is essential as well as significant experience of working with adults and/or young people with mental health difficulties. The post holder should have a thorough knowledge of mental health issues, services, practices, provision and legislation in Malta and an understanding and knowledge of the Maltese medical system.


An awareness of student experiences and the difficulties students face in Higher Education is desirable. Understanding of cultural issues as they relate to the area of mental health working in a hospital or academic environment is essential and candidates will be able to demonstrate an organised and methodical person approach.


This post will be employed by QMUL Malta Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of Queen Mary University of London and will be based in Malta. The post is term time only and the post holder will work 10 hours per week during the academic sessions (total of 35 weeks).


The salary is €6150 per annum.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in Malta in accordance relevant law (Please check The successful candidate will require a DBS / Police check.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Angela Rowlands Head of Student Support, phone 020 7882 3128.


To apply and for full job details including a job description and person specification please visit and search for reference QMUL15563


Application enquiries can be directed to


The closing date for all applications is: 19th August 2018


Interviews are expected to take place shortly afterwards.


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