University Counsellor

Ningbo - China
¥410,256 to ¥475,598
£45,810.01 to £53,106.22 converted salary* per annum pro-rata
Closing Date:
Monday, 19 November 2018

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Salary: RMB410,256 to RMB475,598 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.                                     

Join a unique British University in China. Be part of a friendly, dynamic service.

The University of Nottinghams strong links with China resulted in it becoming the first foreign university to establish an independent campus, under new legislation passed in China in 2003.

The University Counselling Service has been in operation since 2009 and is a professional, confidential and free counselling service well used by the University community including domestic Chinese students, international students from all over the world, and Chinese and international academic and administrative staff. Counselling is provided in both English and Mandarin Chinese. Since the 2017/18 academic year, the Counselling Service has been part of a broader Wellbeing Service which also includes Disability Support and Health Promotion.

The University Counselling Service works within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework. Chinese government guidance and mental health legislation is also taken into account in the service provision.

Candidates must have completed a Masters level training or above in counselling/psychotherapy and ideally have 6 years of supervised post-qualification experience in counselling/psychotherapy. Candidates must have obtained BACP accreditation/UKCP registration or the equivalent licensure in their country of qualification or practice.

The successful candidate will work under the leadership of the Head of Counselling and Wellbeing who is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 40 years experience. The majority of the work will be short-term (up to 6 sessions) individual counselling. The candidate will also be expected to conduct assessments and to offer longer term therapy to a small number of clients. The candidate needs to demonstrate the ability to tailor their therapeutic approach to a wide range of presenting problems and to the university context. Involvement in the delivery of psycho-educational groups, staff training and research, and in the development of new initiatives to meet emerging client need, is expected. The candidate will also deputise for the Head of Service on occasion. This is an English-speaking post but candidates should demonstrate awareness and sensitivity in working with socially and culturally diverse client groups. Experience of working in a university setting is highly desirable.

Salary will be within the range of RMB410,256-RMB475,598 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. An attractive package including accommodation allowance, flights and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of up to 3 years, starting as soon as possible after 1 February 2019. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions.

ALL applicants are required to formally apply online ( for the position.

Informal enquires may be addressed to Patti Wallace, Head of Counselling and Wellbeing at Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.

Preliminary interviews may be conducted by Skype, but candidates short-listed following that process will be required to attend a face-to-face interview at the UNNC campus in Ningbo. Candidates will have reasonable expenses paid to attend the interview.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access:

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 8818 0000, ext: 8493

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To learn more about working and living in China, please visit:

“As the first Sino-foreign collaborative University, The University of Nottingham China (UNNC) has just passed its successful first decade with high-quality graduates, excellent teaching and a fast growing research portfolio. The University is located in Ningbo, one of the most vibrant and liveable coastal cities in China. You will find at UNNC a warm welcome and many exciting opportunities for professional and personal development.”

Professor Chris Rudd

Provost and Pro-Vice Chancellor
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

199 Taikang East Road,
Ningbo, 315100,China

T. +86(0)574 8818 0000