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Counsellor (3 posts available) (KS)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: PSX-016617

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/05/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 (pro rata) per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Professional Services

School/ Directorate: Counselling and Mental Health Service

Hours per week: 4 days post – ‘to include Monday and Friday and some evening provision’ 3 days post – ‘to include Monday or Friday and some evening provision’

Contract Duration: Permanent

The University of Manchester is seeking to recruit a counsellor/psychological therapist to work as part of a busy team of experienced senior counsellors, counsellors and mental health professionals providing a service to University of Manchester staff and students.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and be a counsellor/ IAPT worker or similar trained to at least diploma level with a minimum of 1500 post qualifying clinical hours. You will have recent experience of carrying a significant case load of 5 or more clinical contacts per day, including complex psychological issues and be accredited or eligible for accreditation with a professional body, eg. BACP, BABCP, UKCP or BPS.

You will provide brief, formulation driven psychological interventions to University students and staff using a clear relational or cognitive model and will have training and experience in assessing for and working with risk and complexity within a brief framework and managing crisis interventions.

Please indicate on your application which Counsellor role you wish to apply for. (3 days/4 days) 

You will have up to date knowledge of current issues in mental health, wellbeing and psychological treatments and significant training and experience in assessment, formulation and brief counselling or therapy with a particular focus on higher education or crisis settings. You will preferably be able to offer supervision and support to colleagues as appropriate.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.​​​​​​​

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Maxine Whybrow


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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