Mary Ward Centre

Counselling Tutor – Level 4 Diploma (Sessional)

Stratford, Holborn and Southwark
The current standard rate of hourly pay is £35.23 or £37.00 per hour, depending on qualifications
11 Jun 2024
30 Jun 2024
Subject Area
Social Sciences
Job Level
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Part Time

Mary Ward Settlement

The Mary Ward Settlement is a medium sized multi-service charity founded in 1895, focused on supporting the efforts and achievements of people in the communities it serves through adult education, access to welfare and social justice and community services.  Mary Ward’s work is focused on empowering people to enrich and transform their lives, in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.  Advancing equality and diversity remains at the heart of Mary Ward’s practice and policy and continues to reflect our founder’s concept of ‘equalisation’ and original vision for adult learning which remains to open up the pleasures and opportunities afforded by education to all.  Mary Ward works with Londoners to help create opportunities for them to reach their educational, social and economic potential, enabling them to learn not only practical skills but to feel part of a community.

The Settlement has three core areas of work which are spread over 3 sites, Stratford, Southwark and Holborn.

Purpose of the role

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.

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 will suit all students.
  5. Assess student progress throughout the course and give feedback to students
  6. Attend Departmental meetings.
  7. Carry out administrative tasks required of the tutor (for example, record-keeping and end-of-course evaluation).
  8. Ability to work with digital technologies in their teaching practice, including online course delivery via Zoom or similar platform, or a willingness to undertake training to develop their skills in this area.

Successful applicants will:

  • Be currently in practice as a counsellor, with at least 3 years’ experience.
  • Be either accredited as a counsellor or eligible for accreditation with the BACP or registered with the UKCP.
  • Hold the correct qualifications
  • Have proven experience in adult education, or relevant experience in leading groups of adults from a variety of different backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the ethos of adult education.
  •  Have a recognised qualification in teaching adults or be committed to acquiring a qualification in the next two years
  • Know how to structure and deliver a course, and how to monitor and evaluate it.
  • Have the following teaching skills:
    • good communication skills
      ability to work with mixed ability groups
      strategies for assessing student progress and achievement
  • Experience of working with digital technologies in their teaching practice, including online course delivery via Zoom or similar platform, or a willingness to undertake training to develop their skills in this area.
  • Be prepared to reflect on and improve their teaching practice.
  • Have a commitment to updating his/her skills as required
  • Have an awareness and comply with Health and Safety issues
  • Have a commitment to the Centre’s Safeguarding Policy Have a commitment to the Centre’s Equal Opportunities Policy 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.                            

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of service users and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to Apply: Application forms are available from the Mary Ward Centre website

Please send in your completed application form, including the supporting statement saying how you meet the Person Specification to

Deadline: The deadline to submit application forms is Sunday 30th June 2024 at midnight

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

Austin Hill -

*Please note: we do not accept CVs*