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Senior University Counsellor

Student Services

Location:  Paragon
Salary:   £52,392 to £58,434 per annum
Release Date:   Thursday 08 February 2024
Closing Date:   Thursday 07 March 2024
Interview Date:   Wednesday 20 March 2024
Reference:   SS240

The University of West London (UWL) is in the top 30% of universities nationwide in The Guardian University Guide 2024. UWL is now ranked 34th in the UK – our highest position of any league table ever! We were also the top university in England for teaching satisfaction and the ranking reaffirms our position as the top modern university in London.  In addition, UWL has been named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide

Student Services / Wellbeing Service  

Student Services is a large multi-disciplinary team that plays a crucial role in supporting our students. The Wellbeing Service is an umbrella term used to describe our various teams, Counselling, Disability & Mental Health, Faith, Welfare and Student Liaison. We provide a holistic approach to student support to ensure students’ individual needs are fully met to enhance their academic success, aid student experience and develop each student as an individual. The Wellbeing team is a busy and in-demand service. We are a tight knit team who help and support each other. We work hard and importantly have fun along the way.  

The Role 

This role will support the Head of Wellbeing in the day-to-day management of the UWL Wellbeing Counselling team, providing direct line-management to the team of Counsellors. You will also provide confidential and non-judgemental counselling support to UWL students. We deliver a blended approach of “One At A Time” or OAAT therapy and short term counselling. Training will be provided to prepare you for OAAT therapy if you are not familiar with this mode of delivery. You will use an online data management system to review registration forms, view appointments booked and record your client/student case notes. You will also support the wider Wellbeing team in delivering workshops to students and staff. Peer supervision will be provided and we will also pay for private individual external supervision. 

This role is based full time on campus. 

The Person

Applicants will need to be a registered and/or accredited Counsellor (BACP, UKCP or BPS) with a minimum of 4 years post-qualifying experience. You will need to be experienced in short term counselling and able to work with crisis interventions using a wide range of therapeutic modalities. It is preferable although not essential for you to have experience of working with a “One At A Time” therapy model. You will be proficient using IT to conduct remote online video appointments and use data management systems to manage your caseload of students. We are seeking a fun and enthusiastic individual to join our supportive and friendly team. We welcome applications from people who have management experience as well as people looking to make the next step in their career development.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: https://jobs.uwl.ac.uk/display.aspx?id=1253&pid=0 

Please email hr.recruitment@uwl.ac.uk  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 18th March 2024. 

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Deborah Adewole (Head of Wellbeing) via wellbeing@uwl.ac.uk

Additional Information 

Read more about working at the University of West London at https://www.uwl.ac.uk/about-us/how-university-works/why-work-uwl

Our team is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

We also welcome applications from applicants interested in job sharing.

All Applicants should be eligible to live and work in the UK for the duration of any offer of appointment. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

An enhanced DBS Certificate is required for this post (to be undertaken upon appointment).

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