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Hereward College
Coventry, West Midlands
Salary: £39,200 - £42,326 – FTE (Actual £26,883 - £29,026)
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

Job Details

Job Title: Counsellor

Salary: £39,200 - £42,326 – FTE (Actual £26,883 - £29,026)

Contractual Weeks: 37 weeks / 44.1 weeks paid including annual leave

Hours: 30 Hours per week (Monday – Thursday)

Contract Type:  Permanent

Start date: September 2024

Regulated Activity: Yes


Are you compassionate, adaptable and a good communicator? Do you want to work for an organisation where you can make a difference to the lives of young people with complex disabilities and learning difficulties? If so Hereward College in Tile Hill, Coventry could be the ideal employer for you. Every day is different on campus and there is never a dull moment. The college has been supporting young people for 50 years on our pleasant 12-acre site. You could be part of our future.  Our employees make us what we are and everyone plays a part in our continued success.


In recognition of your efforts we provide employees with:


  • Generous holidays per annum, plus statutory public holidays and concession days
  • Local Government Pension (22.6% Employer Contribution) scheme including Life Assurance
  • A variety of working patterns including term time, part time, full time and all year-round
  • Free on-site parking
  • Access to a retail discount scheme
  • 5 Days Training per year
  • Access to online training courses
  • Most importantly a friendly, passionate and supportive work environment.

Based in Coventry, we specialise in providing excellent education and support to learners with diverse and complex needs, including Autism. Our staff are committed to enabling learners to reach their potential and fulfil their ambitions.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Counsellor to join the College and support our students, managing a caseload which includes short- and long-term support, in the moment and intermittent counselling.

Support for our students may involve group and one to one support using a range of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing.

The counsellor will be required to ensure accurate statistical information is collated and provided as required including annual service reports.

You will work as part of the College clinical multi-disciplinary team and your input will be required at the scheduled meetings.

To be considered for this role you must have a diploma or higher in counselling / psychotherapy and be accredited / registered with a professional body.  You must also have at least 2 years post qualifying experience including young people with SEND.


Be quick to submit your application though, you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity as the College reserves the right to close this advert when sufficient applications have been received.'

We are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees to share this commitment. All job roles within Hereward College are exempt from The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013. Successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS disclosure and provide referee details. Employment and confirmation of start date will be conditional upon receipt relevant pre-employment checks.

The College recognises the educational and business benefits of having a diverse community of staff and is working towards building and maintaining an environment which values and celebrates diversity. Equality of Opportunity and Diversity are embedded within the culture and value of the College.

We are proud to be a disability confident and mindful employer.



Hereward College provides study programmes, learning experiences, and award winning work placement opportunities for young people (age 16-25) with complex disabilities and learning difficulties. We specialise in supporting day and residential learners who have a range of needs including autism, physical difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, and complex disabilities.

Company info
Hereward College
Bramston Crescent
Tile Hill
West Midlands

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