University of Oxford - Student Welfare and Support Services

Part-time Counsellor (2 posts)

We are looking to recruit two part-time clinicians to join our current team of counsellors, where the two core models are psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy.

You will be required to provide individual sessions, predominantly working within a brief model, to students with psychological and emotional problems.

We are seeking to recruit individuals who display a flexible approach with excellent planning, communication and organisational skills and who will be willing to take an active role in the development of the service.  You will have an expert knowledge of best counselling practice and be capable of working in a complex and challenging environment. 

Please note there are two part-time posts available. One is offered as a 3 day a week term-time only contract working three, 10 week terms (0.40 FTE), and the other working 3 days a week on a year-round basis (0.6 FTE). Please indicate clearly which of these posts you would like to apply for in your supporting statement.

Applicants must have British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Individual Counsellor Accreditation / UKCP Registration or equivalent body. In the case of a psychologist, qualified as a clinical or counselling psychologist and eligible for chartering by BPS and have extensive post qualification experience.

For further information please see our website at:

Please upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. The supporting statement should demonstrate explicitly how you meet the selection criteria for this post.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 29 September 2017. Interviews are anticipated to be held in the week commencing Monday 16 October 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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