Senior Counsellor

Job Type: Full time / Permanent

Hours: Mon to Fri, starting late and finishing at 7.30pm on either Tuesday or Thursdays subject to Covid restrictions.8

Salary: £42,149 - £53,348

Ref: XD

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 28 November

Vacancy start dateTo be confirmed

Interviews will take place onFriday 10 December


Cambridge University Counselling Service is seeking to recruit a Senior Counsellor to join the management team of the University Counselling Service, which oversees the day-to-day delivery of all aspects of Service work, and the ongoing development of the Service.

The post holder will be assisting with developing and contributing to the management of this busy and well-respected multi-disciplinary Counselling Service.

The post-holder will be part of the Senior Management team, have significant line management responsibilities, as well as offering counselling to students.

The successful candidate will have a post-graduate level counselling qualification (full accreditation as a counsellor/psychotherapist with BACP, UKCP, BABCP, BCP or as a clinical or counselling psychologist with BPS is essential), as well as extensive experience of individual counselling in an organisational or institutional context, preferably FE or HE, and have proven experience and a demonstrable ability to lead and motivate staff within a counselling service.

To undertake all work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.

Please upload your accreditation/registration certificate when applying.

The University Counselling Service is currently operating on a hybrid basis, combining remote working and working in the Student Services building. We are currently offering students video or telephone counselling appointments and online group and workshop sessions. 

This will continue to be reviewed in line with university guidance.

You will need to take this into consideration as you do need to be able to work in a secure environment whereby all  information will be managed in a confidential manner at all times)

Further information about the Service, is available from

The post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity.

How to apply 

Applications should be submitted online via the University of Cambridge jobs page: Senior Counsellor - Job Opportunities - University of Cambridge by clicking “Apply online” in the job advert.

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