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Lecturer in Counselling (0.8 FTE)

Applied Social Sciences

Salary:   £33,797 to £38,017 Pro-rata
Closing Date:   Monday 01 February 2021
Interview Date:   Friday 12 February 2021
Reference:  PERM-475-2020

Bishop Grosseteste University is based in the historic uphill area of the city, just a ten-minute walk away from the castle and cathedral and a range of other cultural and historical attractions. BGU has been awarded a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework Award for its teaching and learning and the unique and positive experience we offer our students is well recognised and evidenced through such key achievements. This is an exciting time of expansion and growth for the institution and BGU will be able to provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and contribute to our ongoing success.  

We are currently recruiting for a Lecturer in Counselling (0.8 FTE). As we continue to develop our counselling portfolio, with the introduction of a new BA Counselling single honours degree, we are seeking an innovative and dynamic lecturer to support the growth of our counselling provision at BGU.

We are looking for someone with experience of counselling practice and /or a strong teaching and research background to support our continued growth. The role will have responsibility for teaching and supervision of student projects on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Working collaboratively, the role will have responsibility to work as part of the team in student recruitment activities and in working across the university to ensure the standards and quality of programme outcomes. We would consider those seeking a part time position who wish to remain in practice.

BGU offers a generous employee benefits package including:

  • 25 days holiday for Grades 1-6
  • 35 days holiday for Grades 7+
  • Plus 3 additional discretionary days annual leave over the Christmas period
  • Various pension scheme options including a Local Government Pension Scheme offering up to a 19.5% Employer Contribution, a Teachers Pension scheme offering up to 23.68% Employer Contribution, and also a 10% non-contributory pension for members of staff that do not wish to pay into a scheme.
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including free online GP services and face to face counselling sessions
  • We also offer various free perks and discounted vouchers through Perkbox e.g. a monthly free cinema ticket, a free coffee every week, a Birthday Box delivered straight to your work or home, Free Eyecare Vouchers, a Cycle to Work Scheme, plus many discounts at various high street shops and online brands.

This post could be offered as a job share (two part-time positions). 

Informal enquiries about the post may be made in the first instance to Jennifer Hamilton, Programme Leader for Counselling by email: 

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Bishop Grosseteste University values people and promotes equal opportunities.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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