About the role:
The college currently has exciting opportunities for qualified and experienced counselling tutors. As a Variable Hours Tutor, you will be part of the teaching team who deliver our Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Working closely with the Programme Manager for Care and Counselling, you will be assigned to a suitable Diploma course(s) for which you will plan and deliver high quality learning programmes that meet the needs of all learners. You will be responsible for the management of coursework and ePortfolios via an [online] learning platform. You will complete standard quality assurance tasks related to course planning and management, learner attendance and punctuality, learner progression, assessment and evaluation. You will be invited to attend regular 1:1 and team meetings. You may also assist with learner recruitment processes for example, initial assessment, learner interviews and College Open Days.
Applicants for this post, must meet the following criteria:
• You will hold a Level 4 Teaching Qualification (Level 5 desirable)
• You will have a minimum of two years’ experience of teaching and assessing at Level 3 and 4, or above
• You must have a therapeutic counselling qualification (450 hours) at Level 4 or above
Minimum Practice Experience
• You will be a current practitioner with 2 years supervised counselling practice or a minimum 450 counselling hours and hold a Supervision qualification or have 1 year experience of providing supervision to groups or individuals in a counselling setting
• 10 hours of personal therapy
• a Member of a professional association for counselling or psychotherapy
• 30 hours per year CPD activities
Candidates will be offered ongoing continual professional development as per BACP requirements.
About the College
We welcome over 7000 learners through the doors of our two campuses each year. Our learners reflect our community, coming from all abilities, backgrounds and ages. Our curriculum is equally diverse - we offer over 2000 courses of excellent quality across multiple disciplines.
We are dedicated to closing the achievement gaps between the most advantaged and disadvantaged adults in our community. We are proud of our specialist courses which help adults with learning disabilities develop skills for life, work and independent living; plus our women-only offer which helps women get back into learning and employment.
Our college extends over two beautiful campuses in Richmond and Surbiton, with dedicated art and business schools, a 120-seat theatre, offices, classrooms, workshops and kitchens, as well as a newly-created co-working space. We are ambitious for the future of the college. Plans are in place to design and build a new purpose-built teaching centre at our Surbiton campus by 2022.
Excellent contributory pension schemes
A commitment to your ongoing learning and professional development. Including:
- Fully funded professional development if required for your role (subject to applications)
- 1 free course per year from our wide-ranging curriculum
- A further 50% discount on any further RHACC courses
Generous holiday entitlement which increases with each year of service
All staff are able to request flexible working arrangements
Progressive family friendly policies
An onsite crèche where you can enjoy staff discounts
Desirable locations with very good connections into and out of London
Other benefits that we offer:
- Discounted private healthcare
- Eye care vouchers
- A cycle to work scheme
Please note, all posts at the College are subject to the Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service, with child barred list check. Should the post be involved in regulated activity with vulnerable adults an adult barred list check will also be requested.
Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.
RHACC Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.