Lecturer in Counselling - Part time

Activate Learning
Guildford,United Kingdom
£30,000 - £35,000 Per Year
13 May 2022 19:59
06 Jun 2022 23:59
Higher Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Health & Social Care / Counselling
Contract Type
Part Time

Lecturer in Counselling - Part time

Guildford College, part of Activate Learning, has a vacancy for a lecturer in Counselling to join us in delivering our undergraduate programmes.

The post holder will become part of a friendly, hard-working and dedicated team on a BACP accredited Foundation Degree (FdSc). Our counselling team covers a range of counselling theoretical approaches, practice and research interests, with a team approach to teaching and learning.

We are looking to speak to individuals who can deliver Counselling teaching on a permanent, part time basis. Please detail your availability and what hours you would be able to offer on the cover letter/personal statement section of your application form. 

Formal teaching in the role won't be needed until September 2022, however we are keen to bring a candidate on board from August onwards to ensure the post-holder is settled and feeling prepared prior to the new academic year.

What do you need to be successful in this role? 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, team-orientated, flexible individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and presenting skills.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a BSc/BA or MSc/MA in Counselling or Counselling Psychology
  • Be an accredited member of a professional counselling body (i.e. BACP) or working towards accreditation
  • Be a current practitioner with at least two years’ supervised counselling practice
  • Have experience of an integrative approach of different therapy modalities
  • Have a supervision qualification or be willing to work towards this

You may not currently be teaching or indeed have taught before, however we would still be interested to hear from you as we will support you in your future professional development including obtaining a PGCE. We will also support the right applicant in obtaining professional membership and additional qualifications.

Courses are taught and assessed through a variety of interactive activities, including personal development groups, as such experience of group facilitation would be helpful in this part of the job.

What are the benefits of this role?

There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. You will have a comprehensive development program as part of induction together with peer to peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success.

We offer a buddy system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group? 

At Activate Learning, we see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.

Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.


Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.