• Part Time
  • London

Website London Metropolitan University - Counselling Service



Location: London
Salary: £43,416 to £50,037 pro rata per annum (inclusive of London Allowance)
Hours: Part Time (0.6 FTE)
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th June 2021
Closes: 9th July 2021
Job Ref: 21SSERV0500R

Part-time (21 hours per week/0.6 FTE)

Fixed term to 16 June 2022

Location: Holloway Site


Transforming lives through excellent education

London Metropolitan University is a striving and ambitious institution committed to transforming the lives of its students through excellent education.

We are committed to making education available to people from all walks of life, creating and advancing social justice, social mobility and access to opportunity and professions. Our graduates benefit personally, but also contribute to society, culture, public service and the economy in all areas of London, the UK and around the world.

The Department of Student Services provides a range of student support, information, guidance and development services across the University. The Department is comprised of four key services: Student Money & Accommodation; Counselling; Disabilities & Dyslexia Service (DDS) and International Support. These services work closely together in order to provide the best possible services to our students and to meet the strategic aims of the University.


London Metropolitan University is seeking to appoint a part time Counsellor (0.6 FTE) for the Counselling Service as maternity cover the post Counsellor (Diversity), which is based in the Department of Student Services and operates in the Holloway Campus.

The Counselling Service employs counsellors and trainee/associate counsellors on voluntary placement (supervised by permanent staff). A range of services is offered, including face to face and remote counselling (time-limited), group work for students, self-help provision, preventative training, and consultancy to staff.

Within the Counselling Service, the role holder will: (a) lead on initiatives related to improving the educational opportunities for students who may be disadvantaged; (b) play a key part in helping the Counselling Service develop diversity friendly provision; (c) work closely with other areas in the university to provide proactive and reactive responses to students who are under-performing due to issues associated with diversity / lack of diversity; (d) assist the Counselling Service in contributing to improvements in the performance of students within these designated ‘groups’, specifically students from ethnic minority backgrounds.

The successful candidate must be educated to degree level, hold a substantial and recognised qualification in counselling or psychotherapy (Master’s degree or higher), within a model compatible with the Integrative and Relational model of the Service, and be accredited by a relevant professional body e.g. BACP, UKCP, BPS, or equivalent.

For the Counselling Service to fulfil its Equal Opportunities obligations, applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) counsellors, female practitioners and candidates with disabilities will be particularly welcome.

It is anticipated that the postholder will resume the post on the lower end of the salary scale advertised.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


To apply, please click on the Apply button. For further details and to submit an application please log on to our website at www.londonmet.ac.uk/jobs and quote the reference number.

If you have any queries please email: recruitment@londonmet.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Please note we do not accept CVs. It is necessary to complete an online application form.

The University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Further information is available at: https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/about/equality-and-diversity/

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@londonmet.ac.uk.