Become a Mind Your Mood Coordinator

Job Title: Mind Your Mood Coordinator

Job Description: The Student Wellbeing (Student Support) team wish to recruit two placement students to spearhead the ongoing development of the very successful Mind Your Mood mental health campaign in 2019/20. The placement opportunity will be for 10 months from 1st August 2019 to 31st May 2020.

This placement opportunity would be suitable for any student who has completed 2 years of their undergraduate course studying either a health-related subject, such as nursing, social work, allied health professional, psychology, sports, counselling, community development, community youth work, or business and marketing.

Job Role: The post will provide a placement opportunity for an undergraduate student to receive experience in recruiting a team of students who will avail of mental health awareness training for students across Ulster University, organising this training with outside agencies and facilitating the administration of its delivery. Facilitating a group of student Ambassadors to shape and develop the campaign across the University. They will also be involved in reporting on its success.

Location: The successful applicants will work within the Student Wellbeing team with one placement based in either Coleraine or Magee and one placement based in Jordanstown/Belfast.

Responsibilities: Following an initial induction/training period, the placement student will be responsible for:

  • Development of and recruiting students to the Mind Your Mood Ambassadors programme to assist with breaking the stigma around mental health on each campus
  • Agreeing on a needs-based programme of mental health awareness and other relevant training for students in conjunction with their campus student ambassadors
  • Targeted mental health programmes to relevant courses as identified by the Student Wellbeing Manager on each campus
  • Ongoing consultation and programme development with Students Union, Residential Assistants and other interested student clubs/societies/groups about the programme content and timing
  • Promote the Mind Your Mood Award (funding for students) to develop their own mental health campaign, and support successful projects
  • Booking all necessary training, rooms, catering, etc. for workshops, events and seminars
  • Promoting programmes of training and take registration of interested students
  • Promoting the ‘Mental Fitness EDGE award’
  • Running training events and collating evaluations from each of these
  • Producing an evaluation report from a project

Personnel Specification

Educational background

  • Have completed 2 years of their 3/4-year Undergraduate course studying a health-related subject such as Nursing, Social Work, Allied Health Professional, Psychology, Sports, Counselling, Community Development, Community Youth Work or Business and Marketing; and who is available to carry out an academic year-long full-time placement.
  • Be in excellent academic standing with their course director and able to supply a reference from them
  • Have a good level of computer literacy and familiarity with packages such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel; and experience of delivering presentations to peers

Personal skills and competencies

Essential skills

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of mental health issues
  • A track record of peer engagement and public speaking
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Have experience of running campaigns, workshops and events with other students or as part of a community organisation
  • Have an interest in increasing student engagement across Ulster University

Desirable

  • Experience of coordinating events
  • Experience in conducting research/evaluations
  • Experience in writing formal reports
  • Experience of recruiting and leading a group of peers or volunteers

Note:

  • Shortlisting will be based on desirable criteria.
  • The post holders will be required to travel between Ulster University campuses and occasional other travel for business purposes (travel costs will be reimbursed
  • Interviews will take place in Jordanstown on 3rd April or 4th April 2019

How to apply: Email your CV and cover letter to mindyourmood@ulster.ac.uk by 5 pm, Wednesday 27th March 2019