Vacancy – Student Counsellor – Wingfield Academy

Student Counsellor

Salary: Band H, Points 24–27 £10,237 – £11,192 per annum pro rata, depending on experience

(full time equivalent £28,672 – £31,346 per annum)

Contract Type: 2 days/15 hours per week (8am – 4pm), term time only (+2 INSET days)

Contract Term: Permanent

Contract Start: 1st September 2021

Closing Date: 12noon Friday 9th July 2021

Applications should be submitted to

An exciting opportunity to join a team who teach, model, and encourage a love of learning, collaboration, and compassion for others.

We are seeking to appoint a Student Counsellor to provide a confidential and professional counselling and welfare support service to our students. The successful candidate should have previous experience of counselling Secondary School age students in an education environment as well as experience of working with external support agencies to be able to signpost students where necessary. With a relevant counselling qualification to Level 4, you must have a commitment to student welfare and achievement and the ability to listen and advise in a non-judgemental way. Reporting to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work independently and as a member of a wider team.

In return we can offer:

• A ‘child centred, progress focused’ Academy ethos.

• A cohort of students with high standards of behaviour and a willingness to learn.

• A welcoming and supportive community, where staff really do matter.

• An academy with a well-established culture of hard work and high expectations.

• A supportive loyal and committed Leadership Team with a clear vision of raising standards of teaching and learning and positive behaviour.

Wingfield Academy, has become a high performing secondary school, having delivered it’s third consecutive year of remarkable examination results, placing it once again as the second highest performing school in Rotherham and in the top 7% nationally for progress. The academy is growing in popularity following its success and is looking to expand and develop, attracting the best people to work alongside our dedicated and ambitious staff who go the extra mile to make a quantifiable and powerful contribution to social mobility. We focus on the things that matter.

Wingfield Academy sits within the New Collaborative Learning Trust, a multi-academy trust established by New College Pontefract (an Ofsted outstanding provider). The Trust work closely together, presenting exciting opportunities for collaboration, support, development and progression.

If you believe that you have the skills and abilities to take on this role, we’d love to hear from you. Further information about the role and visits to the academy are warmly welcomed. Please contact or call 01709 513002.