Counsellor for Learners

Employer: Upton-by-Chester High School
Salary: Grade 8, £32,076- £36,648 (Pro Rata £4,737 – £5,535)
Location: Upton-by-Chester High School
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Part Time/Term Time
Hours: 6.5 hours per week. 6.5 hours per week over 38 weeks per year 9am – 4pm 1 day per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 01/12/2023 at 10:08
Reference: SEC/23/262544

Counsellor for Learners

Starting January 2024

6.5 hours per week over 38 weeks per year

9am – 4pm 1 day per week

Grade 8, £32,076- £36,648 (Pro Rata £4,737 – £5,535)


The Counsellor will provide a counselling service for our 11-18 year old Learners with the purpose of creating a relationship of trust with young people, enabling confidential dialogue to aid emotional independence, resilience, and mental wellbeing.

With the motivation to develop innovative responses to changing mental health needs and provide quality information, advice, support and signposting where appropriate.

Applicants must have a recognised qualification in counselling, and be accredited, or working towards accreditation, by the BACP, UKCP, or an equivalent body.

Experience of working with young people is essential.

This is a temporary role in the first instance until 31 August 2024 and will be reviewed to determine the impact and effectiveness.

Download an application pack from our website

Electronic applications should be returned to HR Manager, Sheena Lloyd,

CVs alone will not be accepted

CLOSING DATE: 1 December 2023

The post is subject to suitable references and the successful applicant will be required to apply for clearance from DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service.  Further information can be found at

Our school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

Procedure for Application:

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy you should complete the application form, giving the names and addresses of two referees, and submit a concise letter of application. This should be typed or word-processed and should include the following information:

  1. A brief outline of what you have achieved in your present post
  2. A statement about why you want this job.
  3. An indication of the strengths and expertise you could offer the school.

All points should address the detail in the person specification and other points made within the information sent to candidates.

Candidates are kindly requested not to submit a CV instead of the application form. Additional sheets may be attached to the back of the application form if there is insufficient space.

Completed applications should be returned to Mr L Cummins (Headteacher), to arrive no later than 3pm on Friday 1st December 2023.

Please ensure that you put the correct postage on the envelope as this could result in your application not being considered due to late arrival. Please note that we will only consider applications submitted on the Cheshire West and Chester application form.

Interviews are planned to take place during the following week. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of this date, regretfully you must assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, in which case the Governors would like to thank you for your time and your interest in the school.

Please note that we are happy to arrange risk-assessed informal visits for prospective candidates before short-listing has taken place, also if you wish to have an informal discussion about the post in advance of your application, or if you require any further details, please contact Mrs S Lloyd, HR Manager

Tel:     01244 259800




Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed


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