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Leicester, Leicestershire
Leicester College
Full Time
£27,554 - £29,813 per annum.
25th September 2020
Start Date
As soon as possible
12th October 2020 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1115450

Senior Counsellor. Student Services. Full Time. Permanent.

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Counsellor to lead and develop the College’s Counselling Service for students. You will have a strong interest and drive to develop our Counselling service into a wider scope of support for students. We require an enthusiastic, creative and resourceful person who views change as an opportunity to help the service grow. The Senior Counsellor will have line management responsibilities for a team of 3 counsellors and will balance their role between direct counselling support for students and developing a wider dynamic service for students. You will be expected to work in partnership with our Mental Health and Wellbeing (ASPIRE) Coordinator to ensure students have a resourceful package of metal health and wellbeing support whilst at college. We envisage you will have a counselling skill set alongside experience in developing services. Ideally you will have worked with young people and be prepared to work within a Further Education framework. You should hold a Counselling Qualification to Advanced Diploma level with BACP accreditation, eligibility or UKCP.

Closing date: 11th October 2020

Interviews: Week beginning 26th October 2020

We are one of the largest Further Education Colleges in the UK with more than 20,000 students studying with us on a wide range of courses. Our mission is to equip people with the skills they need to be successful in education, in work and business and in their personal lives. Leicester College is proud of its diverse workforce and welcomes applications from the whole community. Leicester College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students, we expect all staff to share this commitment. Background checks including current and latest employer references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role. If you decide to apply for this post, keep a copy of these details, as they will no longer appear on this web site once the post is closed. Please note all vacancies close at midnight on the closing date specified. We aim to complete shortlisting for this role within 5 days after the closing date. You will be contacted via the email address you provide on your application form as to the outcome of your application. Please remember to check your spam email box if you haven’t heard from us. Please ensure you complete in full all sections of the application form as we do not accept CVs or other forms of supplementary information.

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Safeguarding Statement:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children,young people and adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure that is considered satisfactory by the College. If you are appointed you must reimburse the College of the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously Criminal Records Bureau). The cost will automatically be deducted from your first salary payment. You are also required to subscribe to and pay for the on line DBS Update Service.
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