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Programme Director - BSc Counselling

Stratford, United Kingdom
Starting from £70,913 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Location: Stratford Campus
Salary: Starting from £70,913 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Post Type:  Full Time
Post Type:  Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 04 December 2023
Reference: 2993-23-MA

University of East London

Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London (UEL) are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

But we can't achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We’re an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.

About Us

The School of Psychology is one of the largest in the UK and has a long-standing leading position in the provision of undergraduate and postgraduate professional training spanning from traditional specialisms to new and pioneering pathways into psychological practice. This is complemented by a strong research profile, commitment to research informed teaching and to promoting a culture of scholarly activities across the academic year. We are a school that drives innovation and excellence in programme development and student experience.

About the Job

An opportunity has arisen for a Programme Director to lead the BSc Counselling in the Professional Psychology Department. You will ensure the efficient, effective, and strategic delivery of the BSc Counselling including line management responsibility of team members. This leadership post centres on ensuring high quality teaching, supervision, administration, and applied research activities, and maintaining excellent standards of professional training, in accordance with our accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

About You

You will have a postgraduate qualification in counselling, psychotherapy or counselling psychology, professional body registration (BACP, UKCP, or BPS and HCPC), and substantial experience of programme leadership in higher education (HE) or relevant leadership experience in other settings (e.g., NHS). 

Benefits Package

Beyond a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive benefits package:

  • 31.08% to 35.38% pension contribution (&.4% to 11.7% from you, 23.68% from us)
  • 35 days holiday, plus 3 days over Christmas and bank holidays
  • Hybrid working options for most positions
  • Shared success bonus of £5,000 per annum
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • 3 times base salary life assurance
  • Cashback healthcare scheme
  • Discounts on Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out, and weekly shopping

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and committed to success, we want you to apply today!

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Alison Chambers via email 

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification More about our benefits    

To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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