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Counsellor - Term Time

Leigh Academy Minster, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC1-10101-14S
  • Posted:05/04/2024
  • Pay:Actual salary £30,746 - £33,706 per annum
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:26/04/2024 at 15:00
  • Interviews:Friday 3rd May 2024


Leigh Academy Minster has a rare and exciting opportunity, seeking an experienced Counsellor to join their team from September 2024.

For this role, candidates need membership to the BACP, UKCP registered or BPC and hold a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters in Counselling/Psychotherapy. You will have experience of working with children and young people ideally in a school/college setting. You will be aware of national policies, codes of practice and ethics and maintain relevant career professional development. You will also be willing to work as part of a committed team, working to the very high standards of the academy. In return you will enjoy a rewarding role in which you can have a significant impact on the mental well-being of all pupils, especially those with additional needs, and staff.

Previous experience in an educational environment is essential as you will work in a secondary academy to offer one to one support and therapy sessions with pupils, and join a strong community of pupils and staff. Your role will also include providing mental well-being clubs, and intervention sessions to support pupils in developing their emotional resilience. An ability to provide a range of creative therapy sessions is desirable, in order to develop pupils’ emotional language and ability to express themselves. You will provide a high-quality counselling service to pupils experiencing a complex and wide range of emotional difficulties. You will also provide support, guidance and advice to parents/carers and other staff members within the academy. You will contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare, and personal care of pupils.

This is a fixed-term contract for 1 year, working 37 hours per week, term time + 1 week of inset and offers an actual salary of £30,746 - £33,706 per annum (£35,745 - £39,186 full-time equivalent), commensurate with experience.

Information about the school

At Leigh Academy Minster, we are committed to nurturing the academic, personal, and social development of every student, empowering them to excel in their chosen paths and become confident, compassionate leaders of tomorrow. Our values of ambition, achievement, character and responsibility are the foundations of everything we do, and our academy prides itself on providing a dynamic and enriching learning environment where innovation, collaboration, and aspiration thrive. With a dedicated team of educators who are passionate about inspiring and challenging our students, we ensure that every learner receives the support and guidance they need to reach their full potential.

At the heart of our ethos is a belief in the power of education to transform lives and unlock opportunities. Through a diverse and engaging curriculum, enriched with extracurricular activities and real-world experiences, we strive to ignite curiosity, foster creativity, and instill a lifelong love of learning in our students.

As part of the Leigh Academies Trust, we benefit from a network of support and expertise, enabling us to stay at the forefront of educational innovation and best practice. Together, we work collaboratively to create a positive and inclusive school culture where every member of our community feels valued, respected, and empowered to succeed.

Located in the vibrant town of Minster, our academy serves as a hub of learning, creativity, and community engagement. With state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated staff, and a commitment to excellence in all that we do, Leigh Academy Minster is not just a place of learning but a home where aspirations are nurtured, achievements celebrated, and dreams realised.

Join us on our journey of excellence, where every day brings new opportunities to learn, grow, and make a difference. Together, let's inspire greatness and shape the future

Click here to find out more about Leigh Academy Minster: https://leighacademyminster.org.uk/

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Holly Neve
  • Address:Leigh Academy Minster, Minster Road, Minster-On-Sea, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 3JQ
  • Telephone: 01634 412 263
  • Email: info@laminster.org.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.