Counsellor Required: Blackpool, Lancashire


Blackpool and Flyde College

Job Type: Permanent

Campus / Location: Various
Hours per week: 14.8
Part-Year? Yes
Post scale: Scale 6
Post Scale Range: £25,922 – £28,284
Vacancy interview date: 09/09/2022
Closing Date: 04/09/2022

We are looking for a Counsellor to join our team to deliver short term counselling and well-being interventions to our students on issues which may compromise their mental health.

You will have the ability to undertake assessments, liaise with other professionals and organisations and use a range of interventions that help to bring about effective change and enhance students’ well-being so that they can learn to their full potential and become active citizens.

The post holder should have a recognised professional practitioner specialist with current membership of and accreditation with a professional body (BACP, UKCP, BPS or HCPC) with post qualification experience and demonstrable experience of a short-term counselling.

Rewards and Benefits

  • Enhanced annual leave allowance of 38 days (full-time equivalent)
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Competitive pension scheme:
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) – 23% employer contribution
    • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) – 16% employer contribution
  • Extensive professional development opportunities for all, with B&FC choosing to invest circa. £1.8m in colleague development annually
  • Agile working opportunities
  • Family friendly policies
  • Extensive wellbeing provision including, but not limited to:
    • Access to funded Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) available 24/7, 365 days a year
    • Occupational Health
    • FREE Flu Vouchers for those not entitled through the NHS
    • FREE eye tests
    • Dedicated Wellbeing Hub available to all colleagues containing rich and varied content with resources relating to emotional, physical, financial and social wellbeing
    • FREE healthy breakfast
    • Sports facilities including fully equipped gym
    • Health and beauty salon
    • Trim Trails on Campus (guided routes for walks)
  • Onsite food outlets and Starbucks at subsidised rates
  • FREE car parking
  • Onsite kids ‘Sports Camp’ 8am – 5pm during selected half-term breaks


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