Chiltern Hills Academy A Church of England Academy

Create, Aspire and Excel

to 'Live life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)


2-3 days per week (6.5 hours per day) term time only (38 weeks with 5.1 weeks holiday pay)

Bucks Pay Point 5 (£27,256 - £29,578 pro rata) dependent on experience

Required for immediate start and fixed term until December 2022
(although we are seeking to increase our counselling provision and this role may become permanent)

We are seeking to appoint a Lead School Counsellor to provide a high quality counselling service to students experiencing a wide range of emotional, psychological and wellbeing concerns. We recognise that our students face a range of challenges every day and we are committed to supporting their social, emotional and mental health to overcome barriers to learning. Applicants must have a recognised qualification (BACP) and be experienced in counselling young people aged 11-18. They should have a strong track record of providing solid emotional support and have excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills. We also have other in-house counsellors and some volunteer counsellors that will need to be supervised and therefore some experience of clinical supervision is essential.

To apply for this role, please complete the application form, that can be downloaded from the Staff Recruitment page of this website, and send it to Mrs Mistry with a covering letter included. A Job Description can be found below.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All staff appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications:   midday on Wednesday 02 February 2022           

Interviews:   Week commencing 24 January 2022