Mary Ward Centre

Counselling Tutor – Level 4 Diploma (Sessional Tutor)

Stratford and New Town, London (Greater) and Southwark, London
£35.23 - £37.00 per hour, dependent on teaching qualification
18 Jan 2024
22 Feb 2024
Subject Area
Social Sciences
Job Level
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Part Time

Counselling at the Mary Ward Centre

Our Counselling section is a significant part of our programme of accredited courses. We are looking for a tutor to teach on the Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling. That course is accredited by CPCAB. The vacancy is part of a planned expansion of our Counselling programme, and it could be that additional teaching will become available in subsequent years.

In recent years, we have also expanded our provision of courses to include some courses delivered partly or wholly online via the Zoom platform. The Counselling courses are planned to run as in person courses but we will revert to an online method of delivery if circumstances require us to do this.

The tutor will be expected to:

  1. Take responsibility for planning the course in conjunction with the other tutors, including a mixture of theory, skills work and experiential learning, within the framework of Centre policy and practice
  2. Teach the course, including facilitating a personal development group.
  3. Act in a reliable and professional manner at all times.
  4. Devise methods of working which suit all students.
  5. Evaluate the students’ skills, theoretical work, participation in group, and prepare students to submit work for external assessment.
  6. Assess student progress throughout the course and give feedback to students, including marking written essays.
  7. Evaluate his/her work in order to provide a basis for future development.
  8. Carry out administrative tasks as required (for example, record-keeping, involvement in interviewing as part of the recruitment of students to the course and end-of-course evaluation).
  9. Attend occasional staff and team meetings and demonstrate a commitment to in-service training.
  10. Offer advice and support to students wishing to progress to future training or work.
  11. Conform to all requirements and regulations of the validating body, and participate fully in the processes of internal and external verification, including attendance (when necessary) at standardisation and moderation meetings.

The successful applicant will:

  1. Be currently in practice as a counsellor, with at least 3 years’ experience.

  2. Be either accredited as a counsellor or eligible for accreditation with the BACP, or registered with the UKCP.

  3. Have proven experience in adult education, or relevant experience in leading groups of adults, and experience of preparing students for external assessment.
  4. Have a recognised qualification in teaching adults, or be committed to acquiring the appropriate qualification within the specified timeframe.
  5. Know how to structure and plan a course, and know how to assess students’ work.
  6. Have specific teaching skills, including mixed level teaching, and good communication skills.
  7. Be prepared to reflect on and improve their own teaching practice
  8. Demonstrate understanding of the ethos of adult education.
  9. Experience of working with digital technologies in their teaching practice, or a willingness to undertake training to develop their skills in this area
  10. Have a commitment to the Centre’s Equality and Diversity policy which as stated below:

The Mary Ward Centre is committed to providing an adult education service which offers equality of opportunity. We believe that all people have a right to an adult education service which promotes social justice and is free from unfair discrimination on any grounds. We are committed to opposing discrimination both in the delivery of our adult education service and in our recruitment and employment practices.                                                           

Hours: Variable Hours (to be arranged with Curriculum Manager)

Pension: Teachers’ Pension Scheme

Deadline: The deadline to submit application forms is on 17th February 2024 at midnight.

If you wish to discuss the vacancy informally, please contact: Austin Hill

*Please note: we do not accept CV’s*

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.