School Counsellor

The Queen's SchoolCheshire West and Chester

The Queen's School, Chester

The Queen’s School is a leading selective GSA Independent day school providing education for around 600 girls between the ages of 4 and 18 years.

The School is highly successful, with a strong and consistent emphasis on the needs of individual pupils that focuses on enabling pupils to challenge, question and develop. The Queen’s school is well known for its excellent pastoral care, which is a hallmark of its community and underpins the academic focus that characterises the school. The vast majority of our pupils go on to attend their first choice university, including medical and Oxbridge places, and leave the school as confident, articulate and well balanced young women.

The School is situated close to the centre of the thriving, historic city of Chester and a few minutes cycle ride or drive from the unspoiled countryside of Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales. Manchester and Liverpool are within easy reach, and London is 2.5 hours away via train.

The ISI awarded the school the highest standard of “excellent” in all categories in its most recent inspection.

The History of the School

The Queen’s School was founded in 1878. The School's pupils achieved considerable distinction from the outset. The School would subsequently provide Chester with its first female solicitor, its first lady mayor, the first woman to receive the Freedom of the City, the first woman president of the Freemen and Guilds in over 800 years and the first female cathedral provost in Church of England history.

The Queen’s Lower School was originally based in two large Victorian houses on Liverpool Road, Chester. It still occupies this site but has expanded in recent years.

Working at Queen’s

The Queen’s School has an outstanding reputation for staff and pupil welfare and staff career progression is important. Continuous professional development opportunities are offered, as is specific support for NQTs. The School is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association network of schools, enabling access to a wealth of support, information and training.

The Post

We are looking for a School Counsellor to provide a professional and confidential counselling service to pupils.

Counselling at The Queen's School

The School Counsellor will work closely with the pastoral team and have be an efficient practitioner in the use of counselling skills.

How to Apply

Please visit our website in order to download an application pack including our application form.

Applications will only be accepted on the school application form and must be received by the deadline of 9am on Monday 7 December 2020.


Interviews will be held in mid-December.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. Child safety recruitment procedures operate and the post is subject to references and an Enhanced DBS disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.