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Counsellor (male)

Student Services

Job reference number: 100-19

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 13 March 2019

Interview date: Thursday 28 March 2019

Salary: Grade 8, £40,156 - £45,931 per annum, pro rata. Appointments will normally be made to the first point of the grade.

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over 60 countries and are taught in a dynamic environment, leaving the RCM to become the outstanding performers, conductors and composers of the future. The RCM was named top institution for Performing Arts in the UK for fourth consecutive year in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

RCM’s Student Services are seeking to recruit a male Counsellor to complement the existing service of one female Counsellor, providing a counselling service for students, working within the boundaries and code of ethics compatible with the British Association of Counsellors, UK Council for Psychotherapy or equivalent professional body. The postholder will provide support to vulnerable students and those who may be at risk of withdrawing from study; contribute to providing drop–in appointments and psycho-educational workshops; carry out intake assessments for new students presenting to the counselling service; and, as appropriate, make medical, psychological and psychiatric referrals to the Imperial College Health Centre and other agencies.

Applicants should have a recognised postgraduate counselling qualification and significant post-qualification experience. Ideally, the successful candidate will work within a person-centered or integrative modality, as well as having experience of working with students and empathy for the needs of student performers.

In addition to the Counselling Service, Student Services is available to all RCM students and the team offer informal advice, useful information resources, welfare advice, support for disabled students, and accommodation services. The Student Services team are happy to talk to students about any matter that is affecting their studies or personal life. They offer drop-in and appointment services, both of which are fully confidential.

This post is offered on a permanent, part time basis for 2 days / 14 hours per week, Monday and Friday, in term time only (36 weeks of the year) and is available from 29 April 2019.

The RCM is an equal opportunities employer, however this post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 (Part 1, Schedule 9).

The appointment will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Services clearance at the Enhanced level (adult workforce).

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website: www.rcm.ac.uk/jobs

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form and 2) Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website) and submit in Word or PDF format to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant, at recruitment@rcm.ac.uk

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.