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Student Counsellor

Abertay University - Student Services

Location: Dundee
Salary: £27,924 to £33,304
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 5th October 2021

Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We have made our mark with high quality, well-directed teaching and research, and a stimulating and enriching experience for our students.

The Student Services team is based in the Bernard King Library and provides a fully integrated support service for students at Abertay, which aims to provide high quality professional, impartial, non-judgemental advice and guidance on a broad range of issues.

The University now seeks to appoint two counsellors on a 24-month fixed term contract for 14 hours a week.

One position is term-time only (to be worked over 40 weeks with no working during the summer)

One position is all year round.

Reporting to the Manager of the Counselling & Mental Health Service, the main task for this post is to provide individual therapeutic short-term counselling, in a variety of formats face-face, online, telephone to university students to enable them to achieve their full academic potential. The post holder will also contribute to the wider range of services including the delivery of psycho-educational workshops, service promotion and referrals to relevant resources, services and agencies. They will maintain professional standards by receiving supervision for clinical work participate in ongoing professional development activities and keep client records in accordance with the following organisations British Association of counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. or (COSCA) Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland, Statement of Ethics & Code of Practice.


Ideally, candidates would have substantial post qualified experience of counselling delivery in a university setting allied to excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work flexibly within a team environment and manage competing demands.

Additionally, the Service is looking for individuals who are committed to personal and professional development both for themselves and for the clients they serve.

Applications for job-share and flexible working are welcome, subject to business need.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system, which can be found at


Committed to Equal Opportunities

Abertay University is a Scottish Registered Charity,

No: SC016040

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