Salary: £29,484-£31,108pa inclusive of London Weighting pro rata. Salary based on Business and Learning Support scales.

Closing date:

23 June 2024

Job Title: Counsellor (part-time)

Location: Mottingham

Contract Type: Part-time, Permanent, Term time only (38 weeks per year)

Hours per week: 21.60 hours

Salary: £29,484-£31,108pa inclusive of London Weighting pro rata

Actual Salary: £15,002-£15,828pa inclusive of London Weighting


Over the last 50 years, Capel Manor College has helped thousands of school leavers and adults achieve their dream of working with animals, plants and the environment.  As London’s environmental college, the College plays a vital role in the green agenda for the capital, equipping the next generation of land-based sector workers with the skills and knowledge needed to preserve and protect London’s wildlife, national parks and green spaces.

The College is now looking to appoint a part-time Counsellor to join its team at its Mottingham Campus.  The post is permanent, term time only for 21.6 hours per week and there can be some flexibility with the working pattern.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing one-to-one support to students who may have emotional or behavioural issues.  They will assess individual student needs and work with students and tutors to suggest targeted support plans and strategies.  They will also act as a Safeguarding Officer in the Safeguarding Team at the Mottingham Campus, to provide a high quality, responsive service to students experiencing welfare and safeguarding issues.

The ideal candidate will have an accredited Counsellor qualification and hold membership with the BACP, UKCP or BABCP or equivalent.  They will have experience working with young people and experience working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds.  They should have good organisational skills and the ability to work on their own initiative.  A good understanding of safeguarding practices is also essential.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work in a supportive, collaborative and beautiful land-based environment.

In order to be considered for the position, an application form must be completed.  CVs will not be accepted.  For further details and to apply, please visit the job vacancies section on the Capel Manor College website.

Please note that the College does not have a sponsorship licence.  We are therefore unable to consider applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close a position once sufficient suitable applications have been received to form a short list.  Early application is therefore encouraged.

What’s in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including generous annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme (Teacher’s Pension Scheme for Lecturing roles and Local Government Pension Scheme for Support roles), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Manor Gardens.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Capel Manor College is committed to creating and promoting an equal, diverse and inclusive workforce that enables those working at the College to achieve their full potential. We are committed to achieving a truly representative workforce and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

Closing Date:  5pm on Sunday 23 June 2024


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