Counsellor (part-time, 0.5 FTE)

Abertay University

Europe , United Kingdom


Ending On: 19 Jan 2020 Closing today


Job Description

We are looking for Counsellor (part-time, 0.5 FTE)



Requirements: Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 pro rata. Grade 6
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Location: Dundee
Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 pro rata. Grade 6
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th December 2019
Closes: 19th January 2020
Job Ref: REQ000411

Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We have made our mark with high quality, well-directed teaching and research, and a stimulating and enriching experience for our students.

The Student Support Service provides a fully integrated support service for students at Abertay, which aims to provide high quality professional, impartial, non-judgemental advice and guidance on a broad range of issues. Based in the Bernard King Library, it is made up of five teams:

Counselling and Mental Health Service

Helping students to improve their mental wellbeing, enhance their study and reach their full potential.

Learner Development Service

Offering Support with a wide range of academic skills issues, from writing for essays and dissertations, time management, group work to maths and statistics.

Advisory Service.

Providing support for practical and personal issues including finance, housing, international and student welfare issues. In addition, staff support students with dyslexia, and other specific learning difficulties, disabilities and long-term conditions.

Abertay Sport

Abertay Sport’s mission is to maintain the position of Abertay University as a leading university for sport and physical activity in participation

Careers Service

Offering careers education, information, advice and guidance for current students and recent graduates.

COUNSELLOR (part-time, 0.5 FTE)

Reporting to the Senior Counsellor, the main task for this post is to provide individual therapeutic short term counselling to university students to enable them to achieve their full academic potential. The post holder will also contribute to the wider range of services including the delivery of psycho-educational workshops, service promotion and referrals to relevant resources, services and agencies. They will maintain professional standards by receiving supervision for clinical work participate in ongoing professional development activities and keep client records in accordance with British Association of counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Ideally, candidates would have experience of counselling delivery in a university setting allied to excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work flexibly within a team environment and manage competing demands.

Additionally, the Service is looking for individuals who are committed to personal and professional development both for themselves and for the clients they serve.

Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working are welcome, subject to business need.

If you wish to discuss the vacancy, further please contact Tricia Williams, Senior Counsellor Tel: 01382 308099

Closing date: 19th January 2020

Interview date: 30th January 2020

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system, which can be found at

Committed to Equal Opportunities

Abertay University Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No: SC016040

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