Human Resources

Group Therapist - QMUL20774

Department: Student & Academic Services - Advice and Counselling Service
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 pro rata (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL20774
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 25-Nov-2019
Closing date: 16-Dec-2019

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The Advice and Counselling Service is a multidisciplinary student support service offering counselling and psychological support, psychiatry clinics, welfare advice, financial advice and immigration advice.


The service currently employs 25 staff equating to approximately 20 FTE, plus a small number of counselling trainees and associates.  There are three staff teams: counselling team, welfare advice team and frontline services team.


The post holder will join an established and successful counselling team who provide mainly short term therapeutic interventions to support students at the university. As part of the Advice and Counselling Service, you will also work closely with a team of welfare advisers.


We are looking for a Group Therapist to join our existing team of counsellors, consultant psychiatrists, and trainees/associates, with experience of working in an institutional setting and delivering specialist group therapy. The work will involve coordinating and delivering a specialist group therapy service which is responsive to the needs of students accessing the Advice and Counselling Service.


Applicants must have a Post Graduate Qualification in Group Analytic Psychotherapy or Group Analysis (or equivalent), as well as an additional Post Graduate Qualification in Psychodynamic Counselling, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy or CBT.

We are also looking for applicants with significant post-qualification experience who are used to working with clients from diverse backgrounds and social groups, and preferably with experience of working with young adults.

The work involves providing therapeutic support and/or onward referral to students with acute and chronic mental health difficulties; including students at credible risk of suicide and harm to self or others.


You must have excellent communication skills, and be able to work both independently and as a member of a team.




The post is 0.34 FTE (12 hours per week), a permanent appointment, with an expected start date of March 2020. Starting salary will be in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum (pro rata), inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave pro rata, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.


It is a requirement of the role that the post holder will have an Enhanced DBS check.


We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith, religion, disability and age but, as ethnic minority groups and members of the LGBTQ community are currently under-represented, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Jo Gate-Eastley, Counselling Manager at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 8717.


Details about the Advice and Counselling Service can be found at


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Applicants must provide a personal statement outlining how they meet the requirements of the job profile.  Applications without a personal statement will not be considered.


The closing date for applications is Monday 16th December. Interviews will be taking place in early January 2020.


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