Student Counsellor & Wellbeing Adviser

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
05 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term

University of the West of Scotland

Student Services

Student Counsellor & Wellbeing Adviser

Grade 5 - £30,046 - £35,844 per annum (pro rata for part-time role)

2 Posts (Fixed Term, up to 4 years)

1 FTE Full time – Paisley and Ayr Campus (35 hours per week)

0.8 FTE Part Time – Lanarkshire and Paisley Campus (28 hours per week

Through external funding and to ensure that the Counselling Service is able to meet the needs of its service users, we are seeking to increase our provision of student counsellors and wellbeing advisers on a fixed term basis.

Therefore, applicants are sought from qualified counsellors to work full time (1 post) across our Paisley and Ayr campuses and qualified counsellors to work part time (1 posts, 28 hours per week) across our Lanarkshire and Paisley campuses, with occasional trips to our Dumfries campus 

Working as a member of the University’s Counselling team you will provide a professional counselling service to students.  You will also contribute to the work of the Counselling team in the wider university to promote the mental wellbeing of the whole student population.

Educated to degree level, you will have a post graduate diploma, or equivalent, in Counselling / CBT (or similar) and have significant experience working in a counselling, caring, educational or similar capacity.  Experience of working in Higher Education is desirable.

For the part time post, the working pattern can be negotiable.

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Please indicate at the top of the essential criteria section of the online application which post(s) you are interested in ie. Full-time role and/or part-time role.

Closing Date:     Friday 19th June 2020

Interview Date:  Thursday 9th July 2020

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.