Counsellor (Personal Development) Required: London Metropolitan University


Salary pro rata of £42,645 to £49,149 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance)

Contract Indefinite

Working Time Part-Time FTE 0.6

Application Closing Date 22.07.2019

Reference 19SJ0500

We are recruiting for a part-time Counsellor for the Counselling Service, which is based in the Department of Student Journey and operates across two University sites.

The Counselling Service is a busy and well-respected team, working as part of the Student Journey directorate, and in close liaison with the Customer and Student Liaison Teams, Libraries, and Schools across the University.

The Counselling Service is best described as: (a) proactive, integrative, short-term and relational; (b) taking account of the institutional/educational context; (c) committed to the principles and practices of working with diversity; (d) committed to providing opportunities for counsellors and psychotherapists in training and (e) encouraging flexibility, innovation and creativity.


The post-holder will take responsibility for the personal development aspect of the Service work, which includes: (a) personal development initiatives within the Schools and SU, (b) staff training as part of the Healthy Campus Initiative and (c) coordinating/teaching the Counselling Service short course on: Personal Development and Emotional Intelligence.

This will involve considerable work with the Disabilities & Dyslexia Service (DDS), colleagues in the Counselling Team, Student Liaison Advisors, University Schools, the University Secretary Office, Proctors, and others, where necessary.

The post holder will also be expected to manage complex cases, provide therapeutic counselling, supervision to trainee/associate counsellors, guidance and training to students and staff, to utilise their experience of working in an established counselling service, demonstrate a good understanding of students from a wide range of demographics, and possess a calm and friendly demeanour in this challenging role.

You must be educated to degree level, hold a recognised professional qualification in counselling, psychotherapy or clinical psychology (min Masters degree), have significant training within an integrative/relational model and be accredited by relevant professional body e.g. BACP, UKCP, BPS.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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