July 1, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
Leigh Academy Hugh Christie has a rare and exciting opportunity, seeking an experienced Counsellor to join their team from September 2024.
£12.46 - £13.67 per hour, based on experience
Working Pattern
Various - hours to be agreed in advance
Closing Date
July 15, 2024


Leigh Academy Hugh Christie has a rare and exciting opportunity, seeking an experienced Counsellor to join their team from September 2024.

For this role, candidates need membership to the BACP, UKCP registered or BPC and hold a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters in Counselling/Psychotherapy. You will have experience of working with children and young people ideally in a school/college setting. You will be aware of national policies, codes of practice and ethics and maintain relevant career professional development. You will also be willing to work as part of a committed team, working to the very high standards of the academy. In return you will enjoy a rewarding role in which you can have a significant impact on the mental well-being of all pupils, especially those with additional needs, and staff.

Previous experience in an educational environment is essential as you will work in a secondary academy to offer one to one support and therapy sessions with pupils, and join a strong community of pupils and staff. Your role will also include providing mental well-being clubs, and intervention sessions to support pupils in developing their emotional resilience. An ability to provide a range of creative therapy sessions is desirable, in order to develop pupils’ emotional language and ability to express themselves. You will provide a high-quality counselling service to pupils experiencing a complex and wide range of emotional difficulties. You will also provide support, guidance and advice to parents/carers and other staff members within the academy. You will contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare, and personal care of pupils.

This is a paid on claim position with hours to be agreed in advance, offering a salary of £12.46 - £13.67 per hour based on experience.

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Amy Wenban (Recruitment Advisor) on

Working with us: Hugh Christie School has recently become part of the Leigh Academy Trust and we look forward to exciting times ahead with wonderful opportunities it will bring for our staff and students. Following the academisation, the School is now known as Leigh Academy Hugh Christie.

Leigh Academy Hugh Christie offers a broad curriculum designed to cater to the diverse needs and interests of its students. From traditional subjects like English, mathematics, and science to vocational courses and extracurricular activities, the academy strives to provide a comprehensive education that prepares students for success in further education, employment, and life beyond school.

Beyond academics, Leigh Academy Hugh Christie places a significant emphasis on personal development and character education. Through its pastoral care system, the academy supports students in their social, emotional, and personal growth, fostering a positive and inclusive school culture.

The academy also prides itself on its strong sense of community and engagement with parents, carers, and the wider community. Through various initiatives and partnerships, Leigh Academy Hugh Christie seeks to enrich the educational experience of its students and contribute positively to the local area.

In summary, Leigh Academy Hugh Christie is a thriving secondary school committed to academic excellence, personal development, and community engagement. With a rich history and a dedication to nurturing well-rounded individuals, it continues to provide a supportive and inspiring environment for its students to thrive and succeed.

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