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Counselling Team Manager

City, University of London

Location: London
Salary: £44,559 to £53,174
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 29th October 2021
Job Ref: PRSV00135


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Anthony Finkelstein, City has made s ignificant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.


The Student Counselling, Mental Health and Accessibility Service provides psychological support, specialist advice and mentoring to students during their time at the university. The service also provides consultation to academic staff and the wider university community regarding emotional support for students, disabilities and guidance on reasonable adjustments.

The counselling team is comprised of five senior specialist counsellors including CBT and psychodynamic practitioners. The postholder will be responsible for the counselling team and will report directly to the Head of Service. The counselling team works closely with the Mental Health team in the management of suicide risk and students in crisis. The Student Counselling and Ment al Health Service is an associate institutional member of the BACP and adheres to their ethical guidelines.

Person Specification

The postholder requires to be educated to degree level with post qualifying experience and to be Senior Accredited/chartered with BACP, UKCP, BPS, BABCP or equivalent professional body

To ensure that colleagues in the team can be as effective as possible in their roles and to help manage the challenges of this work, a supportive and collaborative culture is embedded into practice with regular meetings which include time to process and reflect on the work.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 29 October 2021 at 11:59pm

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its acti viti es, processes, and culture, for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class. For more information on our approaches to encouraging an inclusive environment, please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Pages

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