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Head of Whole School Counselling Services

Head of Whole School Counselling Services

The British School Manila


Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
August 2018
Apply by:
15 December 2017

Job overview

The British School Manila has a requirement for a prospective member of the staff who will take the position in August 2018.

Applicants for this position must have a clear vision for counselling services in schools and be able to lead a highly qualified team who provide professional and confidential counselling to students, and when required, staff and parents. At The British School Manila (BSM), we have a collaborative child-centred approach to well-being, welfare and learning, where staff are passionate about meeting the needs of our students. The role will involve working across the Whole School (Nursery - Year 13) in collaboration with the Student Welfare Team, teachers, support staff, students, parents and external service providers as necessary.

Specifically, the Head of Whole School Counselling Services will:

1. Develop a clear collective vision for counselling services and be able to translate this into practice.
2. Lead a team of three social and emotional counsellors.
3. Provide professional and confidential counselling to students; to be available to staff and parents when appropriate, and time permitting.
4. Develop practices and work with teams on the delivery of programmes that proactively support the academic and personal / social development for all students.
5. Work with all stakeholders in the community and external agencies to maximise the potential of success for students with counselling needs.
6. Identify key counselling trends and develop effective responses to these.

Essential Characteristics/Qualifications:

1. Has a strong vision for counselling services within schools.
2. Holder of relevant degrees and or other qualifications in Guidance and Counselling and/or Educational Psychology. Professional registration with a counselling body or qualified to register.
3. Has excellent people skills, and can work effectively with diverse teams.
4. Be highly analytical, reflective and compassionate.
5. Work experience in a multicultural environment and an understanding of the International School sector and culture.

BSM follows Child Protection and Safeguarding policies in line with UK standards; all successful candidates will be required to submit a criminal background check/police certificate or the equivalent upon appointment.

To apply, please send your application letter, CV and a recent photo to:

Please refer to for more information about the school.

Closing date for applications: noon GMT on Friday 15 December 2017
Interviews will be held during December 2017/January 2018.

At present, 900+ students aged 3-18 are on BSM’s roll and 33 nationalities are represented. British children make up 34%, Filipino 24%, Americans 8% and Australians 6% of the total population.

About The British School Manila

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+63 8860 4800

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About The British School Manila

The British School Manila (BSM) is a co-educational, private, not-for-profit British international school.

Founded in 1976, the school has grown from 2 classrooms and 32 students in its first year to the present day where BSM welcomes 950+ students aged 3-18, representing 50+ nationalities.

BSM’s Guiding Statements underpin all that we do. Our purpose is to provide an outstanding holistic British international education, empowering students to flourish as global citizens with the skills, understanding and values, to make a positive contribution to our world.

Our School

Our school is a fully accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a founding member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and a member of the East Asian Regional Council of Schools.

Our teaching staff come from a range of backgrounds with experience of the British and other highly regarded curricula. We offer classes from Nursery to Year 13 with three classes per year group.

The majority of BSM graduates attend College in the U.S. and  U.K., but our college placement data shows our students attend colleges all over the world.

The school year is divided into 3 terms: Term 1 from August to December, Term 2 from January to March, and Term 3 from April to June.

Our Curriculum

BSM teaches an adapted form of the National Curriculum of England in EYFS and Years 1-9. This is followed in Years 10 & 11 with a comprehensive range of Edexcel and Cambridge (I)GCSE courses. In Year 12 and 13 students experience the internationally renowned and recognised IB Diploma programme, which helps students develop their breadth and depth of knowledge ready for further education.

We are also proud of our wider curriculum. We offer more than 180 After School Activities (ASA), a rich and diverse programme that caters for all student interests and develops their sporting, creative, academic and artistic talents. Our service learning programme is designed to prompt both action and reflection and ensure our students develop the capacity for empathy and a sense of responsibility for others.  Our residential trips provide our students with opportunities to step out of their comfort zone, to appreciate cultural differences and to celebrate diversity.

Visit our website to find out more.

Our Facilities

BSM is located on an impressive city centre campus which is well equipped and spacious with student experience at the focus of the design. View our Virtual Tour to have a look around!

Our Host City

Our school is located in Bonifacio Global City, a safe, pedestrian-friendly, vibrant and modern district of Taguig, Manila, full of international brands, family-friendly restaurants, shops and other facilities. Weekends see BGC transform as roads are closed for children to play, families relax in the green landscaped spaces and visit the frequent festivals, showcasing music, art and culture - you can see more on their facebook page. We’re also close to Makati, another popular district with tourists from the rest of the Philippines and beyond.

The Philippines is a beautiful nation of over 7000 islands and an excellent base for exploring South and East Asia and Australasia. Our staff, and families, enjoy weekends and frequent short breaks among the many islands, including the internationally recognised resorts of Boracay, Bohol and Palawan.

For further information, please visit our website or view our family and staff testimonials to find out more about what it’s like to be part of the BSM family.

BSM follows Child Protection and Safeguarding policies in line with UK standards; all successful candidates will be required to submit a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and a full range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken upon appointment.

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