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Counselling Lecturer - Sessional

Basingstoke College of Technology
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Contract Type
£31.78 - £37.54 per hour
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
28th July 2023 09:05 AM
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Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1289777

Counselling Department

Counselling Lecturers – Sessional

£31.78 per hour (£26.18 to £5.60 holiday pay)


£37.54 per hour (£30.93 + £6.61 holiday pay)

Due to growth in demand for our exceptional courses, alongside expansion of our vibrant department, we require additional lead and co tutors to deliver the following CPCAB counselling qualifications.

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skillss

Applicants need to have the following credentials:

● 150 hours counselling skills and theory qualification at level 2 and above. e.g. CSK-L2 plus CST-L3

● Teaching qualification or be working towards one.

● 1 year experience using counselling skills in a workplace setting.

Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People

Co-Tutor Applicants need to have:

● 420 hours therapeutic counselling qualification at level 4 and above.

● Current CYP practitioner OR Experience of providing supervision to counsellors.

● 1 year teaching and assessing counselling qualifications at level 4 or above.

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Applicants need to have the following credentials:

● 420 hours therapeutic counselling qualification at level 4 and above.

● Current supervised counselling practice AND Supervision qualification or experience of supervising groups or individuals in a counselling setting.

● 6 months teaching and assessing at level 2 or above.

In addition, ALL applicants will need to have the following credentials:

● Be a member of a profession association of counselling or psychotherapy (i.e. BACP or UKCP)

● Be able to evidence CPD, a minimum of 30 hours and committed to continue professional development.

● To hold a minimum of a Level 3 Award in Education and Training or be working towards this or another teaching qualification.

● Willingness to work with co-tutors and in the wider tutor team.

● Available to attend termly / quarterly team meeting outside of teaching hours.

● Passion and interest in developing students and the counselling profession.

The courses at BCoT are integrative, so experience and knowledge of a variety of counselling modalities would be advantageous, with ideally a person centred/humanistic foundation.

We will start to review applications 7 days after the vacancy is advertised. Interviews will be arranged as and when after this date, so please do not delay in applying.

Additional information

- Pension scheme: Teacher’s Pension (TPS)

- Generous annual leave entitlement, bank holidays (plus Christmas closure.) Retail Benefits scheme, free onsite parking, refectory/coffee shop, Gym and staff wellbeing day.

- DBS check is payable by candidate.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the College is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Basingstoke College of Technology is a leading and well-respected further education college situated in North Hampshire, easily accessible and with excellent transport links to surrounding areas. We provide a wide range of technical training courses, have an extensive apprenticeship programme and an increasing portfolio of Higher Education courses.

Ofsted has judged as Outstanding our students’ Personal Development and their Behaviour and Attitudes. Adult provision was also judged to be Outstanding and the college was awarded the highest rating of ‘Strong’ for its contribution to meeting the skills need in the region. Furthermore the college has maintained Outstanding financial health for many years and is now one of the most financially secure FE colleges in the country

We use this financial advantage to ensure our staff are competitively remunerated, use the latest industry standard equipment and work in a pleasant and rewarding environment.



Safeguarding Statement:

BCoT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its learners, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure (payable by the candidate) as well as providing proof of the right to work in the UK.

Basingstoke College of Technology

Basingstoke College of Technology