School Counsellor

Sheldon SchoolWiltshire

Required for September 2021, a full-time, permanent School Counsellor to join our successful pastoral team.

We are looking to appoint an experienced and qualified school counsellor to deliver counselling services to students experiencing a wide range of emotional problems, providing advice and guidance to parents, carers and the school. The person appointed will hold a relevant counselling or psychotherapy qualification and experience of working in a similar role with young people would be advantageous. The successful candidate will understand mental health issues and have the ability to develop therapeutic relationships with a calm and reassuring nature. Your positive attitude and ability to engage and encourage young people will be essential, as will your ability to work flexibly to meet their individual needs; liaising with the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Inclusion Lead, SMT and SENDCo.

Sheldon is a high-performing school with a strong record of success. It is a very happy school and staff morale is high. Our vision is to be a forward-thinking and outward-looking school.

“The all-pervading caring ethos ensures that pupils are happy and able to thrive from the moment they arrive at school. The vibrant atmosphere created reflects the commitment to pupils’ enriching and positive school experiences.” Ofsted June 2017.

We are situated in attractive parkland on the edge of the rapidly growing market town of Chippenham, surrounded by beautiful countryside. There are good rail and road links to London, we are 5 minutes from junction 17 on the M4 and a 10-minute train journey to the beautiful Roman City of Bath.

If you are adaptable and enthusiastic with a commitment to working with students, we would very much like to hear from you.

To apply, please submit a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 and complete the application form and submit this to

For further details about the school, please visit our website

Closing Date: Tuesday, 18th May 2021 – Noon

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Sheldon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and

young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

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