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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£34,304 - £39,739 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.


We have two opportunities:

1 x Full time/open ended (term time/44 weeks per year)

1 x Part time (0.4FTE)/open ended (52 weeks per year)

Please specify in your application which role(s) you are applying for

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 70 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2021).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.  Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

The Student Wellbeing Service is a multi-disciplinary team providing professional support to students, working in collaboration with colleagues and departments across the institution in the promotion of positive mental wellbeing for our students. The team comprises; The Disability Team, The Counselling Team, Mental Health Advisers and a Wellbeing Adviser.   

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 Student Counsellors/Therapists to join the Counselling Team. The Counselling Service currently offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred Counselling, within a focussed short-term intervention framework. The team offers both individual support and group sessions. The Team’s practice is influenced by the Service’s membership of the BACP.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, with a professional postgraduate qualification in a relevant counselling or psychotherapeutic discipline the ideal candidates will have worked in a similar role in student support in higher education and will have a proven track record in the delivery of individual and small group therapeutic initiatives.  Knowledge and awareness of issues relating to mental health and mental health needs is essential along with an ability to formulate appropriate therapeutic interventions according to clients’ mental health presentations and to liaise and build effective relationships with internal and external representatives of other disciplines or agencies.

As these roles involve Regulated work with Adults and/or Children the successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.


The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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