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Job Title: Head of Programme – BSc Pluralistic Person-Centred Counselling
Reports to: Associate Director Under-Graduate and Pathway Programmes.
Business Function/ Sub-Function: Academic
Location: Metanoia Institute, 13 North Common Road, W5 2QB (Hybrid)
Salary: £56,000 to £60,000 (prorated)

Role Purpose:
The Head of Programme has overall responsibility for a team of permanent and sessional tutors. Training in counselling, psychotherapy and applications of the psychological therapies requires trainers/ lecturers to have specific, highly specialised, skills in facilitating the development of self-awareness, reflexivity, and the therapeutic use of self that they are able to reach the competence requirements for professional practice to work at depth in the therapeutic relationship and therapeutic process. Therefore, the Head of Programme will be expected to hold a professional qualification in person-centred counselling or Psychotherapy. They will also be expected to have leadership and teaching experience.

Role and Responsibilities
– Post-holders will demonstrate academic leadership and innovation in learning, teaching, and program development.
– Supporting the management and strategic planning processes of the Institute.
– Maintain oversight of the recruitment, progression, and outcomes of students.
– Will be instrumental in driving positive student outcomes and NSS/TEF key performance indicators.
– Line-manage a programme team to ensure the quality of provision and student outcomes
– Responsible for; programme recruitment and admissions criteria (including representation at open events, programme marketing and documentation); leadership of learning, teaching and assessment on the programme; curriculum development; student progression, outcomes and awards; quality assurance,
standards and enhancement on the programme; student advice and guidance; liaison with external examiners; organisation of timetabling, room bookings and programme handbooks.
– The Head of Programme role may include between 12-16 days teaching/12-16 student facing days, teaching group responsibility and marking/second marking responsibilities.

What we are looking for
– A Master’s degree or equivalent clinical qualification.
– Registration as a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and/or BACP Accredited Counsellor.
– Qualification as a Supervisor.
We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experience and abilities.

Other Information
The successful applicant will also be expected to demonstrate their commitment to:
– Metanoia values and regulations, including Metanoia’s social, economic, and environmental responsibilities.
– Metanoia’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion responsibilities and ensure that you engage in the successful implementation of Metanoia’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy; and to their Health and Safety responsibilities to ensure their
contribution to a safe and secure working environment for staff, students, and other visitors to the Institute.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
We believe equality, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental to making Metanoia Institute a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. We encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds because having a diverse workforce opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please submit a CV with Cover Letter
– For questions about the role, please get in touch with Dr Biljana van Rijn at

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