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123 Flemington Street, G21 4TD
£28,328 - £31,819 per year per annum
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Glasgow Kelvin College is the key provider of accessible vocational and core-skills learning in the north and east of the city. We deliver high-quality introductory to degree-level programmes to around 15,000 students each year from four campus buildings and through a large network of community-based centres. Engaging with communities which experience high levels of deprivation, the College works with partners to create inclusive progression opportunities in a vibrant and sustainable environment for the learners, communities and stakeholders which we serve.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Student Support Services. Applications are invited from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to the ethos and vision of the College and help shape and develop a Learning Organisation which best serves the communities of the North East Glasgow and beyond.

Student Counsellor – 35 hours per week

Fixed Term until 31 July 2023 (Funded Post)

Salary: £28,328 - £31,819 pa

Location: Glasgow

Ref: SS/26/07/22

As Student Counsellor you will be responsible for coordinating and delivering a wellbeing and counselling service to learners in line with the Access and Inclusion Strategy and the whole College approach to Mental Health.

The successful candidate should have qualifications in:

BACP/COSCA registered and accredited counsellor (or, have the potential to re-register in a short timescale)

Diploma level counselling qualification

Be able to provide evidence of continuous professional development

Experience of:

·      working in a Mental Health service

·      crisis intervention

·      working in an educational setting

·      working as part of a team to deliver objective and targets

·      developing and maintaining a range of internal and external partnerships

·      working with a diversity of client groups and a wide range of clients of all ages and backgrounds

In addition, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

·      National priorities for education

·      Understanding of legislation in relation to Wellbeing and Mental Health

·      The Further Education Access and Inclusion Agenda

·      Safeguarding and Corporate Parenting

You will benefit from:

·      A generous Local Government Pension

·      Blended/hybrid working (dependent on the needs of the service)

·      Annual Leave – 33 days per annum plus 12 public and bank holidays

·      A professional development review process – continuous professional and personal development

·      Three Staff Development Days in a full academic – professional and personal development for all staff

·      Cycle to Work Scheme

·      Mileage Allowance – reclaimable for travel on College Business

·      Employee Counselling –– a service that supports you to stay well at work

·      Family Friendly Policies – Maternity, Parental, Paternity and Adoption Leave – enhanced entitlements

·      Sick Pay – Enhanced entitlement above the national average

·      Wellbeing – a range of activities to enhance and support your wellbeing

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please request a recruitment pack by emailing:

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on 9th August 2022.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: