Deputy Counselling Manager

Queen Mary University of London - Advice & Counselling Service

This role is being offered at the top of grade 5 plus an annual supplement, to reflect the management responsibilities. 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 21 staff equating to approximately 15 FTE, plus a small number of counselling trainees and associates. There are three staff teams: counselling team, welfare advice team and frontline services team.

In response to service growth over the last several years, this is a new role to help manage the number of direct reports and clinical work within the counselling team more effectively.

Key responsibilities include skilled and effective line management for counsellors, and undertaking duties as a ‘senior counsellor’ through clinical leadership and oversight of clinical risk, and guidance for counsellors on professional / ethical matters. The post holder will support the Counselling Manager with operational service delivery, development and implementation, and professional quality and standards for counsellors. They will also manage an individual caseload of counselling clients and deputise for the Counselling Manager in their absence as necessary.

This role line manages approximately 5 counsellors, and reports to the Counselling Manager who manages 2 CBT therapists, 2 consultant psychiatrists and 1 group therapist in addition to this post.

The post is 0.8 FTE (28 hours per week). Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Essential. Applicants must provide a written personal statement which fully addresses how they meet the knowledge, skills and experience set out in the job profile. Applicants who fail to do this will not be considered.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Laura SeQueira, Head of Advice and Counselling Service at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 8717.

Details about the Advice and Counselling Service can be found at

To apply for the role, please click the apply button below.

The selection process will be on Thursday, 9 and Friday, 10 February 2017, so applicants are strongly encouraged to keep these two days free in advance.

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