Higher Education Lecturer - Counselling

Activate Learning
£30,000 - £35,000 Per Year
05 Feb 2021 17:36
05 Mar 2021 23:59
Higher Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Health & Social Care / Counselling
Contract Type
Part Time

Higher Education Lecturer - Counselling

Our Higher Education Counselling provision is well regarded and growing and so, we are looking for a highly motivated individual to join us in delivering our undergraduate programmes. The post holder will become part of a friendly, professionally qualified, hard-working and dedicated team on our University of Greenwich and BACP accredited Foundation and BA (Top up) Degree. Primary teaching responsibility will be on the BA in Counselling (Top up)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, team-orientated, flexible individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and presenting skills. The counselling team covers a range of counselling theoretical approaches, practice and research interests in a team approach to teaching and learning. We are looking for a person with experience in integrative or humanistic counselling and different therapy modalities.

As a Lecturer on our higher education counselling courses we are looking for someone currently in practice as a counsellor, Counselling Psychologist, therapist or supervisor, who ideally is an accredited member of a UK professional counselling body (e.g. BACP or UKCP). We will though support the right applicant in obtaining professional accredited membership and additional qualifications.

This is a part time role which will require attendance on a Wednesday and one other day per week, permanent contract.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

We would like someone with practice and/or teaching experience in counselling using a humanistic or integrative approach of different therapy modalities. 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.

Applicants should have a BSc or BA in Counselling or Counselling Psychology and relevant professional experience. We would particularly interested to hear from those who have or are working towards a MSc in Counselling or Counselling Psychology.

You may not currently be teaching or indeed have not taught before but we would still be interested in hearing from you as we will support you in your future professional development including obtaining a PGCE along with other relevant qualifications.

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 are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.


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.


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