Staff Counsellor Required: Bournemouth, Dorset


Closing date – 7 March 2021

Arts University, Wallisdown

Salary: £25,217 per annum (pro-rata)

Hours: Part time – 18.5 hours per week, Permanent

Location: Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5HH

Ref: AD0919

Interview date – 26 March 2021


We are seeking a skilled and experienced staff counsellor (0.5 FTE) to join the counselling team. The post holder will coordinate and deliver a confidential counselling service to students, complying with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, autonomously managing a specialist caseload to ensure that support for staff is delivered at the point of need.

You will have a recognised counselling qualification and a minimum of two years’ post qualifying counselling experience, together with in depth knowledge of the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.  BACP accreditation and knowledge of working within a higher education context would be an advantage.

This position involves working with under 18’s / vulnerable people and therefore requires compliance with the University’s Safeguarding Policies, including the requirement for enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance prior to the commencement of employment.  The University is committed to stringent Safeguarding practices, including in its practices around the recruitment and selection of staff, to positions which involve working with under 18’s and/or vulnerable people.  The successful candidate will be required to complete AUB approved Safeguarding Training.


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