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Counselling Tutor (Variable Hours)

Department:  Counselling
Salary:  Enhanced Rate: £26.45 per hour (plus £4.07 holiday pay per hour)
Grade:  Enhanced Hourly Rate
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Variable Hours
Closing Date:  11:59pm on Thursday 26 May 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  RHACC141-21-R-R

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. 

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 7,000-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 2,000-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 over the next 2-years.   

About the benefits:

At Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College, we value our staff, whether they be full-time, part-time, permanent, or variable hours; we recognise the value everyone makes to our College in helping us to achieve our strategic goals, to help others in their learning. We have therefore, put together a number of benefits which are designed provide each individual with access to benefits that identifies our gratitude to you, for your continued support and hard work:

  • Our benefits:
    • Competitive salaries
    • Excellent contributory pension scheme
    • A commitment to your ongoing learning and professional development, including:
      1. Fully funded professional development if required for your role (subject to applications)
      2. 1 free course per year from our wide-ranging curriculum
      3. A further 50% discount on any further RHACC courses
    • Generous holidays which increase with each year of service
    • All staff are able to request flexible working arrangements 
    • Progressive family friendly policies
    • An onsite creche where you can enjoy staff discounts
    • Desirable locations with very good connections into and out of London
    • Other benefits that we offer:
      1. Discounted private healthcare
      2. Eye care vouchers
      3. A cycle to work scheme

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.

Safer Recruitment:

Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College are committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of students and staff. This process begins with our safer recruitment process which involves using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for enhanced clearance checks for all staff, seeking references from previous employers, confirming the identity of all appointees, and checking that they have a right to work in the UK. No candidate will be allowed to commence active duty within the College, until our safer recruitment process has been fully completed to the required standards.

 Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion:

At RHACC, we are committed to the promotion of equality and diversity and as part of this we seek to ensure the fair treatment of applicants for roles at the College. We are a disability confident employer and guarantees an interview for any disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. As an employer who is committed to equality, we actively encourage applications from all those within the protected characteristic groups defined under the Equality Act. 



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