School Counsellor, Surrey

Closing date:

Caterham SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020 or sooner
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Caterham is one of the UK’s leading co-educational schools. We are a highly successful, ambitious and caring school that is committed to providing an inspiring education that prepares pupils for life.


We are well placed for access to town and country: the beautiful two hundred acre site is five minutes’ drive from Junction 6 of the M25, twenty minutes’ drive from Gatwick and a short walk from the local station, with several trains an hour into London.


Learning at Caterham School is an exciting adventure, full of opportunities for personal development, achievement and enjoyment. We believe that all of our pupils can be successful in an environment which is caring, optimistic and encouraging.  Our results are testament to the uniquely supportive environment that is Caterham’s hallmark.


At Caterham School we recognise the crucial role that individual wellbeing plays in allowing our pupils to thrive and succeed. We are united in a community-wide, whole school approach to promote wellbeing using proactive, positive and informed interventions to create a nurturing, friendly and ambitious culture. The school has been awarded ‘The Wellbeing Award for Schools’ demonstrating our commitment to this approach.


The School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, well-qualified Counsellor to join our friendly Health Centre from September 2020 or sooner. The counselling service at Caterham School works as part of the Pastoral team led by the Deputy Head (Pastoral & Wellbeing) which also includes the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Heads of Year, Boarding House Masters and Mistresses and the Health Centre. We currently have one counsellor within this service but, partly owing to the success of our emotional literacy emphasis in the wellbeing programme, are looking to extend the service so that more pupils from across the prep and senior schools can benefit from this type of support.


Caterham provides a competitive remuneration and benefits package which includes:


·         A pension scheme with an employer’s contribution of up to 10%


·         Free meals whilst on duty


·         Fitness suite and swimming pool


·         On-site parking


·         A comprehensive induction and opportunities  for personal development


The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 24 February 2020 although early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).



More about Caterham School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Harestone Valley Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6YA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1883 343028
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Caterham is one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent schools. It is well-placed for access to town and country: the extensive campus is five minutes’ drive from Junction 6 of the M25, twenty minutes’ drive from Gatwick and a short walk from...