School Counsellor, Bicester, Oxfordshire

The Bicester SchoolBicester, Oxfordshire
Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: See advert
Contract term: Permanent

A unique career opportunity to join the pastoral team of an innovative, growing school….. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced counsellor to join our dedicated pastoral team on a part time basis, for 21 hours per week term time only.   

As an accredited practitioner, with experience of working with a diverse range of student / teenage issues, the successful candidate will provide an independent and confidential counselling service to students through individual sessions, responding to their personal, social, emotional or educational concerns. 

You will be alert to trends and patterns of behaviour among students and beyond and will be willing to identify ways in which the School community could respond to address such issues or problems. 

The School Counsellor will have responsibility to maintain confidential records and liaise with the Assistant Headteacher (Student Standards), School Nurses, Pastoral staff and other professionals as required. A good understanding of the demands of work within an educational setting is essential.    

Salary: Actual Salary £14,133 - £15,231 pa (Grade 10 £29,323 - £31,601pa pro rata) 

At The Bicester School we pride ourselves on having successfully created an ethos that is nurturing, but challenging, and fully inclusive to all staff and students. We are fortunate to be located in a rural part of North Oxfordshire with excellent transport links. 

Visits prior to submitting applications are encouraged as they provide the opportunity for candidates to see us on a normal working day.  

Our Recruitment Information Pack and our application form can be found under the “About Us” tab of our website: and selecting “Join our Team”.

To arrange a visit or to submit an application form please contact our HR department by Email:  or Telephone: 01869 243331 

Closing date: Friday 20th October 

Interviews:  tbc  

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

 The Bicester School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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