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School Counsellor

Mulberry School for GirlsTower Hamlets

Our School

Mulberry School for Girls is an 11-18 comprehensive community school with 1,600 students on roll, close to Whitechapel and Shadwell in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.   A successful and popular school in the local area, Mulberry’s accolades include Leading Edge, Training School, Arts School, International School and Healthy Schools’ status.  The school is fully inclusive in all year groups, including the Sixth Form, and in July 2013 Ofsted graded the school ‘Outstanding’.

Our Community

We are committed to supporting young people to overcome the barriers that poverty and social exclusion create, ensuring that all students are able to achieve their full potential. This has inspired us to build up a broad network of partnerships, incubating and invigorating student experience, opportunity, drive and success. 

There should be no barriers to a child’s future and society should, and can, be a level playing field. Aspiring for this to be reality we promise to:

  •  Emphasise high quality subject teaching, reinforced by excellent support for learning and intervention.

• Deliver inclusion services that assist personal development.

• Provide excellent pastoral care so no student goes unsupported.

• Continually develop strong leadership and have high levels of expertise in education

Our partners

We want our students to have access to the same professional connections which young people from more privileged backgrounds can utilise. To make this a reality we have a wide range external partners in higher education, business, industry, the arts and the sciences who contribute extensively and fundamentally to our extra-curricular activities.

• Bank of America Merrill Lynch

• Barts Health NHS Trust

• British Film Institute

• London Stock Exchange Group

• Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd

• National Theatre

• The Prince’s Trust

• Southbank Centre

• WOW Foundation

• University of Cambridge

The role

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, skilled and dynamic individual to join our team as a School Counsellor. The School Counsellor will carry out one to one therapeutic work with pupils, covering a variety of emotional health issues. We are looking for a strong communicator with proven skills in engaging with, inspiring and motivating, students, parents and staff. The School Counsellor will offer a confidential counselling service that supports the well-being of students at school.

  • To provide a high-quality counselling service to students experiencing a wide range of emotional problems.
  •  To provide support, guidance and advice to parents, carers and the school.
  • To observe confidentiality and to support the school’s endeavour to provide excellent teaching and learning for all students.
  • Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of children and young people 

What we’re looking for

As a School Counsellor you will be expected to establish and manage an easily accessible, ethical counselling service within the school setting and provide a high standard of counselling provision to children and young people. We want someone who is positive, driven and has strong communication and organisational skills. You will have experience of working  within a school setting or similar. You will be organized and energetic. You will have a genuine passion for the service, and a desire to work as part of a team to create a safe environment for young people. You will be highly professional and collegiate, with a desire to both learn new skills and innovate where required. 

You will have an unshakeable belief that all children deserve an excellent school environment and your work will have a significant positive impact on students’ personal development, well-being and achievement.

The ethos at Mulberry is a key strength of the school and we are seeking to recruit a passionate and creative professional to fulfil the role of School Counsellor. 

Bringing Down Barriers to Success

We are proud to inspire our students through a diverse and representative teams and welcome applications from all of the communities we serve. 

If you have the experience and passion to energise Tower Hamlet’s next generation of leaders, creators and innovators, then we want to see how we can support you in that pursuit.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and ethnic minorities. We want the best staff and we know that means a diverse staff.

Encouraging a happy and healthy work environment

We take staff wellbeing seriously at Mulberry Schools Trust, here are just some of the great benefits for all staff.

• Local Government Pension scheme

• Employee assistance programme and support

• Free breakfast 

• Free gym onsite 

• Paid sabbatical opportunities

• Free onsite parking

• Subsidised staff restaurant with outdoor roof terrace

• Annual programme of conferences and Trust wide events with high profile speakers

• Cycle to work scheme

• Annual service award

• Long service awards 

How to Apply

You will need to complete the application form on TES which includes your letter of application in the body of the form explaining why you are the perfect person for this rare and exciting opportunity. Please be aware that we can’t accept any CV’s for this post. 

Please complete your application directly online via TES. If you have any questions about the role or the process, please get in touch with us at 

Closing Date:  4:00pm, Friday 3rd December 2021

Interview Date:  The interviews will be held onsite at school and will be week commencing 6th December 2021. 

Start Date: January 2022

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. We are dedicated to equality and valuing diversity.

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