Counsellor Required: Grantham College, Lincolnshire


Job Reference: CL/02.2024

Salary: This is a part time role with a salary of up to £5438 with a full-time equivalent salary of up to £27,138 per annum.

Working Hours: 8 hours per week, the role can be worked over 2 days between Monday and Wednesday, 36 weeks per year.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Counsellor to join our Student Services department.

The purpose of the role is to provide support to students who are affected by mental health issues, working in a confidential setting to provide non directive support to students in exploring feelings, anxieties and life events that impact on their emotional wellbeing.

The successful applicant must have:

  • GCSE or equivalent (includes Maths and English A* – C)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling or equivalent degree
  • The ability to offer practical support and advice to­­ students and deal with difficult and challenging situations
  • BACP registered
  • Experience of successful work within an appropriate context with people with mental health difficulties
  • Currently engaged with supervision

This role requires you to engage in regulatory activity in the FE sector. The full definition of regulatory activity is set out in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Regulated activity includes teaching, instructing, caring for or supervising children if the person is unsupervised.

Fancy a 4-day working week*?

Grantham College operate a 4-day working week. Staff benefit from a reduction in working hours with full pay. You will work core hours (based on a full-time equivalent contract) of Monday to Thursday, working a Friday morning once a month.

Grantham College experience positive benefits from the 4-day week, including improvement to staff wellbeing and morale. We have also seen benefits in terms of reduced staff turnover leading to greater consistency of performance for our students and apprentices. The number of staff sickness absence days has reduced alongside the energy usage for the college and therefore its carbon emissions. We have also seen improvements in key quality indicators such as student attendance and retention and we are confident this will feed through into improved achievement rates and more positive outcomes for our students.

What we offer you in return:

  • An excellent pension scheme, with an Employer Contribution of 24.5%
  • A continued professional development programme of up to £750 per academic year
  • In addition to the 8 Bank Holidays a year, a generous annual leave allowance of 5 weeks for support employees, this will increase to 5.8 weeks, after 5 years’ service
  • Generous occupational sick pay scheme after one years service
  • Family friendly policies, including up to 5 paid occasions for time off for dependants within a 12 month period, after the first year of service
  • Up to five college closure days in December in addition to annual leave

The closing date for all applications will be Sunday 18 February 2024. Interview date to be confirmed.


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