Education Office – Student Counselling and Mental health Advice Service

Job Title: Education Office – Student Counselling and Mental health Advice Service
Contract Type: Part-time
Location: London
Salary: Salary £35,140 - £43,350 per annum pro rata (paid monthly)
Reference: SS 2016 245 KW
Contact Name: Ms Rosie Summerhayes
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 02, 2016 09:22

Job Description

Education Office – Student Counselling and Mental health Advice Service

Part time Student Counsellor

Salary £35,140 - £43,350 per annum pro rata (paid monthly)
New appointments are made at the first level of this salary scale

Hours of work:   14 hours per week 52 weeks per year, . The post holder will be expected to work Mondays and Tuesdays, and until 19.00 hrs on Tuesdays. The majority of annual leave is expected to be taken out of term time.

South Kensington Campus

The part-time Student Counsellor will work with other members of the Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service team to provide an integrated, effective counselling service for the students of Imperial College London. The post holder will carry a significant client case load providing psychological assessment and brief counselling to students at the College. The post holder will also contribute to psycho-educational workshops and training on matters related to mental health and counselling, and promote and participate in events promoting the Service and student wellbeing across the College. The Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service aims to enable students to enhance their psychological health and personal effectiveness, thus empowering them to optimise their academic accomplishment, College involvement, and personal development. This is achieved through the provision of a variety of psychological services such as assessment, individual counselling, consultation with the College and wider community, and psycho-educational workshops. 

The Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service of Imperial College London has grown over recent years and currently comprises the Head of Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service, one Senior Student Counsellor, one Senior Student Mental Health Adviser, one Student Mental Health Adiviser, eight part-time Student Counsellors, two Study Mentors: Mental Health, a Service Coordinator and two Administrative Assistants. 

Information about the current Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service can be found at  Information about the College generally is available at  For this post, we are seeking an experienced counsellor preferably with experience of working as a counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist in an educational or comparative organisational context. 

The post-holder will be based at the College’s South Kensington campus and may be required to work at other Imperial College London campuses. 
Our preferred method of application is online via our website  (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number SS 2016 245 KW into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

To discuss the role in more detail, please contact Ms Rosie Summerhayes on + 44 (0) 20 7594 9644 or via e-mail: 

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Ms Maggie Backhouse on +44 (0)20 7594 9637 or via email:     

Closing date: Tuesday 22nd November 2016 (midnight GMT)

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th December 2016

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory (standard for regulated activity) Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College’s policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

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