University Counsellor

Ningbo, China
10 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Closing Date Monday, 30th October 2017
Job Type Administrative Professional & Managerial
Department Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China
Salary RMB 351,386 - RMB 419,574 per annum depending on qualifications and experience, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Join a unique British University in China.   Be part of a friendly, dynamic service.

The University of Nottingham’s strong links with China resulted in it becoming the first foreign university to establish an independent campus, under new legislation passed in China in 2003. 

The University Counselling Service has now been in operation for 8 years, providing a professional, confidential and free counselling service which is well used by the University community including domestic Chinese students, international students from all over the world, academic and administrative staff. Since 2012 counselling has been provided in both English and Chinese Mandarin (Putonghua).

The University Counselling Service works within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework.  Chinese government guidance and mental health legislation is also taken into account in the service provision.

Candidates must have completed a Masters level training in counselling/psychotherapy and have significant supervised post-qualification experience in counselling/psychotherapy. Candidates should have obtained BACP accreditation/UKCP registration or the equivalent licensure in their country of qualification or practice. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to tailor their therapeutic approach to a wide range of presenting problems and to the university context.

The successful candidate will be required to work under the direction of the Head of Counselling and Wellbeing.  The majority of the work will be short-term (up to 6 sessions), individual counselling. The candidate will also be expected to conduct assessments and to offer longer term therapy to a small number of clients. Involvement in the delivery of psycho-educational groups, staff training and research, and in the development of new initiatives to meet emerging client need, will be encouraged. Candidates who can offer counselling in both English and Chinese Mandarin are strongly preferred.  The appointee will be expected to work within the BACP Ethical Framework, and demonstrate awareness and sensitivity in working with socially and culturally diverse client groups.

Salary will be within the range of RMB351,386 - RMB419,574 per annum depending on qualifications and experience, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. An attractive package including accommodation allowance, flights and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of three years starting as soon as possible after 4 September 2017. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions.

Informal enquires may be addressed to Patti Wallace, Head of Counselling and Wellbeing at Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access:

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: 86 574 88180000, EXT: 8564

Please quote ref 994533.

Closing date: 30 October 2017  

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.