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University Guidance Counsellor

Wellington College International ShanghaiShanghai, China

Teaching Opportunities 

with Wellington College in China

University Guidance Counsellor 

Due to the continued growth and expansion of the senior school the College is seeking to recruit a new university guidance counsellor. Most Wellington pupils apply to multiple destinations with around 29% choosing to apply to the United States and approximately 75% choosing to apply to the UK. In addition, pupils apply to a range of other international university destinations including Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. The typical Wellington pupil is academically high-performing and they, and their families, have very high expectations about their future university destination. Most pupils go on to study at top ranked university destinations, but pupils are encouraged to research more widely into their university choices looking at where they will learn best and thrive.  

This is an exciting time to join Wellington’s university guidance team. There is significant growth in the area and the successful applicant should be happy and willing to contribute to the school’s aim to create a truly world class, internationally focused university guidance and careers provision. It is vital that the successful candidate is proactive and committed to producing the best possible outcome for every pupil, whilst also being flexible in adapting their views and approaches to university guidance to a demanding and truly internationally focused environment.  

Wellington’s university guidance team are involved in supporting and advising pupils looking to make applications to a range of possible destinations. Although, we do not allocate pupils to a particular counsellor based on their favoured destination, it is vital that the successful candidate has a strong knowledge of, and background in supporting applications to elite university destinations in the US and/or UK– either from a school-based counselling role or university admissions background. Ultimately the school appoints individuals with the aim of creating and maintaining a suitable balance of backgrounds and perspectives within the university guidance team.

For further information about Wellington College in Shanghai and its employment opportunities, please go to 

An application form and further details of the above position are available on the website. The completed application form, together with a letter of introduction and an up-to-date CV, including the names and contact details of three referees, should be sent to

Wellington College Shanghai is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service, or local national equivalent.

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