With no single, central campus, our college learning centres throughout the West Highlands of Scotland, from Ullapool in the north to Kinlochleven further south, offer learners opportunity and variety in learning styles and subjects.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Student Counsellor

Reference no.SCFW01
Salary range £28,832 per annum (pro-rata)
DurationTerm time only (40 weeks) Fixed Term –This post currently has 4 years of funding,and we are starting the third Academic Year of funding
Working hours18 hours per week (spread over 3/4 days, occasional evening work may be required)
LocationFort William
Closing Date1st February 2022, 12 noon

West Highland College UHI is looking to appoint a Student Counsellor to further develop and implement College specific, student informed counselling services to address student mental health issues. The aim of the role is to improve student mental health and wellbeing and support the student experience resulting in improved educational outcomes for students.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide consultation, assessment and individual counselling sessions for enrolled college students who require assistance with personal issues, along with assessing and managing risk to individuals and following College safeguarding procedures accordingly. A further requirement of the role will be to develop and co-ordinate external resource to ensure opportunities of access across all centres.

We are looking for a counsellor who is educated to at least SCQF Level 10 and who holds a professional qualification in Counselling (e.g. PG Diploma or equivalent). Membership with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) or equivalent is also essential.

The role has considerable autonomy and requires excellent organisational and collaborative skills.

For further information on employment with West Highland College UHI, please contact a member of our Human Resources Team on 01397 874000 or email hr.whc@uhi.ac.uk.