Student Counsellor

27.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

FTE £25,991

Required for ASAP – 3 years fixed contract

Are you determined to provide the very best experience for students?

Are you passionate about your subject and ready to inspire others with that passion?

Are you an individual who wants to continually develop professionally?

-If so you may well have the “Golden Thread” we are looking for.

The Queen Elizabeth Academy are seeking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and passionate Student Counsellor to join our fantastic department, and our forward thinking, modern academy.

You will be motivated to strive to be your best, and have an obvious desire to educate the next generation. You will be a dynamic and inspirational counsellor, with the ambition to consistently challenge yourself to be the best you can be. As a school and trust, we will offer you fantastic CPD, with career development opportunities at the forefront of our minds. This role would suit an experienced counsellor looking to progress their career, or an innovative newly qualified counsellor looking for their first counsellor role.

The Queen Elizabeth Academy is an 11-16 mixed academy based in Atherstone with approximately 660 pupils on roll. Following our Ofsted inspection in May 2017, we were shown to be “Good with Outstanding features”, a real testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students. In November 2016, as part of the Priority School Building Programme, we moved into brand new premises that have given us access to fantastic new facilities, which really set us apart in the locality

This is an excellent time to be joining our academy. We are committed to inclusivity and understand the impact and role that quality counselling can have on students’ lives, well-being and educational outcomes. This is an important appointment for us and a chance for the successful applicant to transform the lives and well-being of the young people in our care. The successful candidate will have a chance to fulfil our academy motto #We Can and We Will and our Trust motto #Transforming Lives through their impactful work. The rewards of making such a tangible difference, in removing barriers to education and in elevating well-being will give high levels of job satisfaction.

As a proud Academy Transformation Trust academy we are devoted to professional development and support which is second to none. Our ATT Institute offers hundreds of training events and leadership accreditation qualifications to develop your talent to its full potential. As an academy we believe it is our role to develop your expertise to the full through supportive coaching in order to transform the lives of our students.

We are a forward-thinking academy, always looking for areas to develop and improve as well as being very open to new ideas; we feel this is best way to ensure consistent development and attainment of our students.

We are keen to welcome colleagues who share our passion for engaging students in learning and inspiring them to achieve.

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of our students?

Do you have what it takes to work with a determined leadership team and staff, which promote excellence, and consistently challenge you to improve?

If so, then we welcome you to join our team at The Queen Elizabeth Academy. Our trust is registered as Disability Confident, we welcome all applications and are open to flexible working.

We welcome communications from prospective applicants.

Closing date: 12pm Wednesday 20th October 2021

* Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy sooner if necessary.

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate with Barred List check (child) via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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