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Mental Health Adviser

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Contract typePermanent
SalaryStarting salary £28,806 per annum with incremental progression based on performance to £30,975 per annum
Hours22.5 per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Date posted14 May 2024
Closing date30 May 2024

MAP is a charity providing free and independent advice, counselling, youth work and education for young people.

Join MAP in supporting young people across Norfolk 

At MAP, we are advisers, counsellors, youth workers and other professionals working together to provide the best support we can to young people aged 11-25, in a way that works for them.

At MAP we work for social justice. We are an inclusive workplace, welcoming everybody to bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. Upholding equality at MAP is not only about eliminating discrimination; it is about actively recognising and valuing difference; making the most of everyone’s potential.

The MAP Advice services provides information, advice and advocacy on issues related to social welfare and mental health. The Advice team run drop-in centres across Norfolk, facilitating a young person-centred social space alongside advice services. The team also acts as a front door to MAP’s Therapeutic services.  The successful candidate would be joining our largest drop-in centre in Norwich. You would be supported by a Senior Mental Health Adviser to provide 1-1 Mental Health Advice interventions alongside facilitating a friendly and dynamic drop in.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in working with young people and helping them to set and achieve goals to manage their mental health effectively. You will be able to help young people identify external factors affecting their mental health and advocate for them around these factors. You will also have knowledge of other local services which a young person can be signposted and referred to.

The successful candidate will be highly organised and able to keep clear, up to date and accurate records so that young people receive a seamless service when they visit our drop ins. You will have the skills and experience in group work with young people and will have experience of working in a team and enjoy working in a fast-paced changeable environment. You will also have experience of managing the risks that arise when working with young people’s mental health.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Yolly Southgate, Head of Advice Services, at

The successful candidate will receive a range of benefits including:

  • competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday increasing to 35 after 5 years’ service (plus bank holidays)
  • generous pension contributions
  • company sick pay
  • Counselling and support through an Employee Assistance Programme
  • excellent on-going training and development opportunities
  • support from an established and reputable team
  • corporate events and activities
  • wellbeing focus
  • regular line management
  • flexible working
  • free tea and coffee
  • a range of discounts through Blue Light Card
  • access to cycle to work scheme

How to apply

For further information and application pack go to Please submit your completed application form to

Closing date:  9.00 am on Thursday 30th May 2024

Interview date: Friday 7th June 2024