• Full Time
  • Part Time
  • London

Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London, CBT Therapist, 0.8 FTE

Student and Academic Services Directorate – Advice and Counselling Service

CBT Therapist – 0.8 FTE post


About the Role

We are looking for a CBT Therapist with experience of working flexibly in an institutional setting, delivering assessments and short term therapy/counselling. The work will involve assessing clients, offering one to one sessions, managing risk and onward referral, as well as possible group/workshop delivery.

The role reports to the Counselling Manager.

About You

Applicants must have an appropriate postgraduate qualification which includes a core CBT component, or a CBT training. We are also looking for applicants with significant post-qualification experience who are used to working with clients from diverse backgrounds and social groups, and preferably with experience of working with young adults.

You must demonstrate a strong and embedded understanding and empathy with the issues and challenges faced by students from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith, religion, disability and age but, as ethnic minority groups and members of the LGBTQ community are currently under-represented, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.

About the Department

The Advice and Counselling Service is a multidisciplinary student support service offering counselling and psychological support, psychiatry clinics, welfare advice, financial advice and immigration advice.

The service currently employs 31 staff equating to approximately 21 FTE, plus a small number of counselling trainees and associates.  There are three staff teams: counselling team, welfare advice team and frontline services team.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is part time (28 hours per week), permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 – £44,807 per annum, pro-rata, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes.Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

To apply for the role, please apply via the following link:


The closing date for applications is 22nd November 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

To apply for this job please visit webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk.