Student Counsellor

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322
Friday, 17 January 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 3 February 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical or counselling psychologist with substantial experience in counselling and/or psychotherapy? Would you like to work within a multi-disciplinary Counselling and Wellbeing Team supporting students to reach their full potential? Do you have an understanding of the needs and priorities of counselling and wellbeing services in Higher Educational settings?

Student Counselling and Wellbeing is part of the Student Education Service and provides a wide range of excellent and innovative support to help students manage psychological, emotional and mental health difficulties whilst at University.  As part of the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience, and in recognition of its critical role in supporting students, Student Counselling and Wellbeing has received significant investment and are recruiting additional staff. 

Student Counselling and Wellbeing is a large multi-disciplinary team that supports students through primarily time limited, focused interventions. In addition to individual appointments the service offers a comprehensive groups and psychoeducational workshop programme; same day support in partnership with Leeds University Union; a Clinical Consultation and Guidance service for University staff and critical incident response and support. 

You will be committed to working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team, confident in clinical assessment and risk management, and it is essential that you are enthusiastic about focused, short-term interventions in both counselling and wider wellbeing and mental health support. 

You must hold a professional level counselling or psychotherapy qualification in any modality to diploma/masters level and be fully accredited by BACP, UKCP or BABCP. Clinical or counselling psychologists must have achieved chartered status with BPS and be registered with HCPC. 

Please note BACP membership or registration without accreditation is not sufficient. 

Applicants who consider themselves to hold equivalent professional credentials need to provide a statement of equivalency with their application. 

We welcome and encourage applications from all sections of the community. For this role we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) counsellors, male practitioners and candidates with disabilities. Our aim is to reflect the University’s diverse and vibrant community and ensure we are as welcoming and accessible as possible to all students.  We will select the best candidate solely on the basis of merit and ability to do the job.

Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply.

We are offering anyone interested in joining the Counselling and Wellbeing Service the opportunity to find out more about the work we do, the University and to meet some of our team at a drop in open event on Tueday 28th January between 5pm and 7pm (no need to book in advance). The event will take place at:

Student Counselling and Wellbeing

University of Leeds

19 Clarendon Place



Tel 0113 34 34107

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Jane Harris, Assistant Head of Student Support (Student Counselling and Wellbeing)

Tel +44 (0)113 343 4106, email 

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Student Education Service
School/Institute:     Student Operations
Section:     Student Counselling Centre
Category:     Professional & Managerial
Grade:     Grade 7
Salary:     £33,797 to £40,322
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Ongoing
Release Date:     Friday 10 January 2020
Closing Date:     Monday 03 February 2020
Downloads:     Candidate Brief

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