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Information Updated: 23rd April 2014

Current Vacancies

Senior Staff Counsellor – AH02700

Cambridge University Counselling Service is seeking a Senior Counsellor to take responsibility for overseeing and developing the Staff Counselling Service. This is a significant position in this busy and well-respected Counselling Service, which is an integral part of the University’s wellbeing strategy.  You will be committed to leading and developing the workplace counselling team with a focus on ensuring excellent clinical delivery which operates within the Ethical Framework of the BACP. 


You will have professional-level counselling, psychotherapy, or equivalent professional-level CBT qualifications, substantial experience of counselling in an organisational or institutional context, preferably in a workplace setting in FE or HE, be BACP accredited / UKCP registered or equivalent and significant post qualification experience; including management of a counselling service and a supervision qualification. 


The Staff Counselling Service is a section of the Human Resource (HR) Division of the Unified Administrative Service (UAS) and based in the same building as the University Student Counselling Service. The reception arrangements, service policies and administration, and professional support for Staff Counselling is shared with the University Counselling Service under the Head of the University Counselling Service, who has clinical responsibility for student matters and provides professional support and guidance to the Staff Counselling Service and Human Resources.


You will report to the Occupational Health Manager, who sets the direction and scope of the work of the Staff Counselling Service in discussion with the role holder and where relevant with the Head of Student Counselling and other stakeholders.


The post is full time and will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of 9 months. The salary will be on the scale of £37,756 - £47,787 pa (academic-related grade 9), with the place on appointment determined according to qualifications and experience.


Further information about the Service is available from


Informal enquires about this role may be made to Beverly Anderson, Personal Assistant to the Director of Human Resources at or (01223) 766782.


This appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.


To apply online for this vacancy, please go to

and click on Academic-related roles to find the vacancy. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references.


Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday 12 May 2014.  Interviews will be held on Friday 23 May 2014.   


Previous applicants need not apply.

Training placements for 2014-15

Associate Counsellors or CBT Therapists

Each year we offer unpaid part-time training placements in the Student and Staff Counselling Services.

Download further details (DOC) (PDF)

Please complete our application form (DOC) (PDF), along with an accompanying cover letter, a copy of your CV and the names of two referees, to:

Sue Geeson, Office Manager

(re: Training Placement application)

University of Cambridge Counselling Service

2-3 Benet Place, Lensfield Road.

Cambridge CB2 1EL

Tel: 01223 332865     email:


Closing date for all applications: 9 June 2014

Interviews for short-listed candidates:  27 June, 30 June and 1 July 2014


Compulsory induction: Wednesday, 24 September 10-1.00 pm 2014