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Counselling Tutors (Variable Hours)

Department:  Counselling
Salary:  Standard Rate: £22.08 per hour (plus £3.40 holiday pay per hour)
Enhanced Rate: £26.45 per hour (plus £4.07 holiday pay per hour)
Grade:  Standard Hourly Rate
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Variable Hours
Closing Date:  11:59pm on Sunday 12 December 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  RHACC130-21

About the role:

The college currently has exciting opportunities for qualified and experienced Counselling Tutors.  

As a Variable Hours Tutor, you will be part of the teaching team who deliver on a range of Counselling, Personal Development and Mental Wellbeing courses.  

Working closely with the Programme Manager for Care and Counselling, you will be assigned to a suitable level course/s for which you will plan and deliver high quality learning programmes that meet the needs of all learners. 

You will be responsible for the management of coursework and ePortfolios via an [online] learning platform. You will complete standard quality assurance tasks related to course planning and management, learner attendance and punctuality, learner progression, assessment and evaluation. 

You will be invited to attend regular 1:1 and team meetings. You may also assist with learner recruitment processes for example, initial assessment, learner interviews and college Open Days. 

Please note that this role will be paid at either the standard rate of £22.08 per hour (plus £3.40 holiday pay per hour) or the enhanced rate of £26.45 per hour (plus £4.07 holiday pay per hour) depending on the level of course taught.

About you:

Applicants for this post, must meet the following criteria:

Teaching Qualification

  DTLLS /PGCE/Cert Ed, or Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, (or equivalent) or willingness to work towards one. 

  You will have a minimum of one years’ experience of teaching and assessing (any subject area) at Level 2 or above 

Counselling Qualification 

    A therapeutic counselling qualification (450 hours) at Level 4 or above 

Practice Experience 

Ideally you will….

   be a current practitioner with 2 years supervised counselling practice or a minimum 450 counselling hours

   hold a Supervision qualification or have 1 year experience of providing supervision to groups or individuals in a counselling setting

   10 hours of personal therapy 

   be a Member of a professional association for counselling or psychotherapy

  complete 30 hours per year CPD activities

Candidates will be offered ongoing continual professional development as per BACP requirements. Should you wish to discuss this opportunity further, before applying, please contact Graham Tharp at

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About the College

We welcome over 7000 learners through the doors of our two campuses each year.  Our learners reflect our community, coming from all abilities, backgrounds and ages. Our curriculum is equally diverse - we offer over 2000 courses of excellent quality across multiple disciplines.  

We are dedicated to closing the achievement gaps between the most advantaged and disadvantaged adults in our community.  We are proud of our specialist courses which help adults with learning disabilities develop skills for life, work and independent living; plus our women-only offer which helps women get back into learning and employment.  

Our college extends over two beautiful campuses in Richmond and Surbiton, with dedicated art and business schools, a 120-seat theatre, offices, classrooms, workshops and kitchens, as well as a newly-created co-working space.  We are ambitious for the future of the college.  Plans are in place to design and build a new purpose-built teaching centre at our Surbiton campus by 2022.    


Our Benefits

  • Competitive salaries  
  • Excellent contributory pension schemes 
  • A commitment to your ongoing learning and professional development.  Including: 
    • Fully funded professional development if required for your role (subject to applications) 
    • 1 free course per year from our wide-ranging curriculum 
    • A further 50% discount on any further RHACC courses 
  • All staff are able to request flexible working arrangements 
  • Progressive family friendly policies  
  • An onsite crèche where you can enjoy staff discounts 
  • Desirable locations with very good connections into and out of London 
  • Other benefits that we offer: 
    • Discounted private healthcare  
    • Eye care vouchers 
    • A cycle to work scheme 

Please note, all posts at the College are subject to the Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service, with child barred list check. Should the post be involved in regulated activity with vulnerable adults an adult barred list check will also be requested. 

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.



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