Student Counsellor

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7107489 (Ref.No. SESSO1323)
Posted: August 8, 2022

Job Description

Grade 7 (£35,333 – £42,155 p.a. depending on experience) 

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical or counselling psychologist with substantial experience in counselling and/or psychotherapy? Would you like to work within a multi-disciplinary Counselling and Wellbeing Team supporting students to reach their full potential? Do you have an understanding of the needs and priorities of counselling and wellbeing services in a Higher Educational setting?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities.  Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe. 

Student Counselling and Wellbeing is part of the Student Education Service and provides a wide range of excellent and innovative support to help students manage psychological, emotional and mental health difficulties whilst at University. 

Student Counselling and Wellbeing is a large multi-disciplinary team that supports students through primarily time limited, focused interventions. In addition to individual appointments the service offers a comprehensive groups and psychoeducational workshop programme; same day support in partnership with Leeds University Union; a Clinical Consultation and Guidance service for University staff and critical incident response and support. 

You will be committed to working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team, confident in clinical assessment and risk management, and it is essential that you are enthusiastic about focused, short-term interventions in both counselling and wider wellbeing and mental health support. 

You must hold a professional level counselling or psychotherapy qualification in any modality to diploma/masters level and be fully accredited by BACP, UKCP or BABCP. Clinical or counselling psychologists must have achieved chartered status with BPS and be registered with HCPC. 

Please note BACP membership or registration without accreditation is not sufficient. Applicants who consider themselves to hold equivalent professional credentials need to provide a statement of equivalency with their application. 

At the University of Leeds, we are committed to providing a culture of inclusion, respect and equity of opportunity that attracts, supports, and retains the best students and staff from all backgrounds. Whatever role we recruit for we are always striving to increase the diversity of our community, which each individual helps enrich and cultivate.  We particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community; people who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people.  Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.  

What we offer in return

    25 days holiday plus 15.5 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s over 40 days a year!

    Generous pension scheme – the University contributes 21.6% of salary

    Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.

    Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.

    Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Madeleine Robinson, Senior Counsellor 

Email: [email protected]


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Student Education Service
School/Institute:  Student Operations
Section:  Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £35,333 to £42,155 p.a. pro rata
Post Type:  Full Time/Part Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 05 August 2022
Closing Date:  Sunday 21 August 2022
Reference:  SESSO1323


The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.