Counsellor Required (Peter Symonds College): Winchester, Hampshire


Peter Symonds College

Peter Symonds College are currently recruiting for a Counsellor to work 17 hours a week, term time (+ enrolment week), on Tuesday and Wednesdays. You will be working alongside other professionals in our busy College Counselling Service as part of our range of support services.

The details for this post are as follows:

Reference (please quote):: 100/23
Salary:: £11,772 to £12,539 per annum
Hours:: 17
Contract:: permanent
Start Date:: asap
Interview Date::15 January 2024
Closing Date:: Monday 1 January 2024 (Midnight)

Information About The Post

Counsellor: Ref 100/23

Support Staff Scale Points 31 – 33 

Salary in the range £30,288 to £32,259 per annum FTE 

Actual salary 0.3887 FTE £11,772 to £12,539 per annum

Peter Symonds is located in Winchester.  It is a vibrant sixth form college which has been rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’. Our unofficial College motto has long been ‘Counting in Ones’ and we work hard to make this a supportive and friendly place to study, with every student treated as an individual. Not only is this at the heart of our work with our students, but we also strive to support and value our staff in the same way.

Our busy College Counselling Service is a key part of a range of support services available to our students aged 16 – 19. You will work alongside other counselling professionals in your work which will include providing one to one sessions, assessing cases, promoting the service and liaising with other agencies both within and outside the College. You will receive external supervision to support you in your work, which will be paid for by the college. We will also pay for membership of professional bodies such as the BACP.

We seek a Counsellor to work 17 hours a week, term time (+ enrolment week) only, on Tuesday and Wednesdays. The successful candidate will have a post graduate diploma in counselling or equivalent and will either hold or be eligible for BACP Accreditation. Experience of working with this age group and in an educational setting are desirable. As important, however, are the personal qualities of communication, empathy and an ability to relate to students at this point in their lives.

No Agencies please

Closing date:  23:59 on 1 January 2024

Interview date: 15 January 2024



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