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University Counsellor

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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.


The post-holders will provide counselling to students who present to the service with emotional and psychological difficulties. They will be skilled in conducting thorough assessments to identify presenting issues, risk and suitability for time-limited counselling. Post-holders will be expected to be on campus 60% of their time.


You will make clinically informed judgements regarding vulnerable students who require immediate at risk management, onward GP or psychiatric referral when appropriate or referral to the in-house mental health team. You will be skilled and experienced in offering brief therapeutic interventions.

You will contribute towards mental-health and wellbeing awareness training programmes and workshops, and liaise with the Schools in the area of risk management and support, offering guidance to staff on student case management.

Person Specification

You will be a qualified and accredited counsellor with significant experience in time-limited integrative counselling within a University counselling service. You will have experience of working with a wide range of mental health issues, and be able to work effectively with all stakeholders. You will be culturally competent; understanding the impact of academia on mental health.

High levels of initiative and judgment are required, along with excellent communication skills and the ability to manage complex student presentations in a busy service. Collaborative working relationships across the service are required along with a good understanding of the intersectionality between emotional difficulties, mental health, other disabilities and specific learning differences (SpLDs).

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: 9th August 2023 at 11:59pm.

Interviews will be in person.

To apply and for more information about the post please use the links below.

Where hybrid working can be accommodated, specific arrangements will be agreed with the successful candidate before their start date. Regardless of where colleagues are working, City, University of London’s premises will be their primary and contractual place of work.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

The University of business, practice and the professions.

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