The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
June 10, 2021
High Wycombe
Job Type
Short Summary
We are seeking to appoint someone with recent experience of working as a counsellor for children/young people aged 11-18.
Working Pattern
27.5 hours per week • Term time only
Closing Date
June 21, 2021


The role

We are seeking to appoint someone with recent experience of working as a counsellor for children/young people aged 11-18.

Knowledge or experience of working in an educational environment would be desirable, but is not essential.

The Counsellor will work closely with the Assistant Head, Student Development, and the Student Development Assistant to provide a counselling service for students with a variety of emotional and psychological needs.

The School

With its origins in the 13th Century, the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1562. Much has changed since, but RGS continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the leading state selective schools in the country having been consistently rated ‘outstanding’.

We have high academic standards, excellent examination results and consistently feature as one of the top 60 state schools in England. Almost all students progress to university with 15–20 attending Oxford or Cambridge each academic year. We offer a huge range of co-curricular experiences, the extent of which is, I believe, unparalleled in the state sector.

Our innovative teachers deliver a high-quality classroom experience underpinned by our RGS Ethos of Learning. Exceptional pastoral care ensures that, in a large school, every boy is known as an individual.

We encourage all Wycombiensians to be self-confident, positive, healthy and enquiring young men who acquire the qualities of tolerance and respectfulness embodied through a modesty of manner.

Most of our students are day boys. Boarding, however, has a unique capacity to shape the lives of young people and RGS offers this provision to 70 boys as one of 40 state boarding schools. Boarding plays a substantial role within the life of the School.

To see the full range of activities undertaken at the school, we would encourage you to visit our website.

Salary, benefits and wellbeing at RGS

Support staff are paid on the RGS scales, which are closely related to the locally negotiated Buckinghamshire Council pay range. For the benefit of support staff, the School participates in the Local Government Pension Scheme. We are a mutually supportive team and endeavour to ensure that all staff have a healthy work/life balance.

We offer:

  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free membership of the School’s Fitness Suite
  • Free use of the swimming pool
  • Tax efficient purchases of gadgets through the tech scheme
  • Staff common room with free tea & coffee
  • On site hot and cold food
  • Social functions/concerts/plays etc
  • Car parking onsite
  • Accommodation (limited)
  • Long service awards


  • Staff football, Yoga, badminton, tennis and touch rugby
  • Christmas party
  • Secret Santa
  • Secret buddy
  • Wellbeing group meetings
  • Common Room cake day
  • Wellbeing week
  • End of term get-togethers

Headmaster: Mr Philip Wayne

Closing date is 8.00am Monday 21 June 2021

Only registered members can apply for jobs.

Related Jobs

School Counsellor   High Wycombe new
June 11, 2021