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Counsellors and Psychologists

Following a comprehensive review of Wellbeing Support Services, the University of Warwick will be delivering a wide range of student support services through the Wellbeing, Disability and Counselling & Psychology Interventions teams from September 2019. We are committed to providing professional services that are tailored to individual requirements and aimed at enabling students to successfully complete their studies and enhance their student experience.

Following this review, Wellbeing Support Services are now in a position to significantly expand our clinical interventions team to work within the newly created ‘Counselling and Psychology Interventions Team’. This team will comprise qualified and experienced counsellors and psychologists plus (voluntary) Associates (i.e. qualified but pre-accredited counsellors and psychology assistants) as well as a small number of trainee counsellors/psychologists (recruitment criteria to be released in due course). The Counselling and Psychology Intervention team will form part of the network of Wellbeing Support Services for students, working in close collaboration with the Wellbeing Team of Wellbeing Advisors who, as well as health promotion across the university, also triage students and offer bespoke preventative workshops and self-help activities and strategies one-to-one, and the Disability team who offer advice and guidance to students with disabilities (including mental health disabilities) on reasonable adjustments to best manage their studies.

We are currently recruiting for 5 new Psychological Therapists to join the newly created CAPIT - Counselling and Psychology Interventions Team.

Closing date for applications: midnight 23 July 2019

Interview dates: Long listed candidates 29 July 2019; shortlisted candidates will be required on 7 August 2019

Salary: £40,792 - £48,677 per annum, pro-rata

Hours: The posts are all 4 days a week, Tuesday is the core day (when all staff will be required to work). There will also be a requirement to work either Tuesday or Thursday until 8pm (later start time) in term times. These are year-round posts.

These are new, permanent posts.

Location: Senate House, Central Campus, University of Warwick


We are seeking qualified and experienced Counsellors and Psychologists with an interest in working with students within our highly respected University. The newly enhanced service is looking to employ professionals who will offer impactful clinical interventions to effect change with students managing a range of mild, moderate and complex psychological issues. The work will mainly be focussed, one-to-one therapeutic engagement with scope to develop evidence-based training and intervention with groups. There will be opportunities to offer clinical supervision and consultation to colleagues.

You will have chartered status with BPS and HCPC registration or be an experienced, fully accredited counsellor with BACP (or equivalent) and be competent to work in more than one distinct psychological therapy intervention. You will be an excellent team player with a pragmatic, positive approach.

For further information about the posts, please contact Samantha Tarren on 02476 523761.

For full details and to apply please use the online application process:

Job Purpose:

To offer a range of specialist psychological/counselling clinical therapeutic interventions for students and staff to help them navigate through their personal, emotional and mental health distress so that they can access the opportunities University of Warwick has to offer.


Clinical Intervention Tasks

To offer face to face individual talking therapies for short, medium and longer term therapeutic contracts to work through moderate and complex distress using evidence based counselling/psychological interventions

To design and deliver specialist themed workshops/group interventions on issues such as: depression; anxiety; complex bereavement; eating distress; trauma; self-identity; interpersonal relationships; sexual issues; transitions; emotional regulation; addiction management; anger management; identity and gender issues; procrastination etc using evidenced based interventions such as CBT, EMDR, CFT, mindfulness, etc

To design, oversee and deliver training across the university as appropriate

To facilitate interpersonal development therapy groups

To deliver specialist qualified email counselling intervention

To liaise with and refer to professional colleagues as required

To engage with consultative supervision, case discussion meetings and ongoing professional development sessions

To keep accurate clinical records in line with professional guidelines and departmental requirements

Extended Clinical Tasks

To provide clinical supervision to Associate Practitioners, WBA’s as well as offering peer supervision with colleagues

To liaise with staff throughout the University in a consultancy capacity offering guidance on supporting students and staff


To actively contribute to team business meetings and engage in team activities to take forward service development initiatives

To support the Department to meet a range of KPIs

To promote and represent the Counselling & Psychology Interventions Team throughout the university as appropriate

To undertake such other duties as may be required by the Management team.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1
A recognised, professional post graduate level qualification in Counselling or Psychology (Clinical/Counselling/Applied) (a,b)
Essential Criteria 2
Trained in two or more distinct psychological therapies, to masters / doctorate level, or equivalent (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 3
Chartered status with BPS OR Accreditation with BACP and HCPC registration for clinical/counselling/applied psychologists (a)
Essential Criteria 4
Substantial post qualification experience of professional counselling/psychological practice (a,b,c,d)
Essential Criteria 5
Experience of using and creatively adapting core theoretical model(s) to a predominantly brief, focused approach (a,b,c,d)
Essential Criteria 6
Experience of working in a diverse environment (a,b,c,d)
Essential Criteria 7
Experience in carrying out service development initiatives (a,c)
Essential Criteria 8
Experience of developing evidence-based interventions (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 9
Experience of conducting Training Needs Analyses, and developing evidence-based training for specific groups (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 10
Evidence of communicating psychological knowledge to other professionals (a,b,c,d)
Essential Criteria 11
Specialist therapeutic interventions relevant to service user group e.g. motivational interviewing, CBT, DBT, CFT, SFT, EMDR etc (a,b,c,d)
Essential Criteria 12
Knowledge of legislation, policies, strategies and other relevant work related to mental health and Wellbeing within a University Context (a,b,c)
Essential Criteria 13
An understanding of the support needs of students with complex needs and knowledge and understanding of the workings of Wellbeing Support Services within a university (a,b,c,d)
Essential Criteria 14
Capacity to work with professionalism, confidence, competence and creative dynamism with a range of clients (a,b,c,d)
Essential Criteria 15
Excellent and well developed skills in personal administrative management particularly the ability to work well under pressure, to manage workload and to be pragmatic and flexible as required (a,b,c,d)
Desirable Criteria 1
Experience of providing clinical supervision (a)
Desirable Criteria 2
Clinical supervision qualification (a)
Desirable Criteria 3
Online counselling qualification (a)
Desirable Criteria 4
Experience of working with the psychosocial stages of university students with a knowledge and understanding of the workings of wellbeing support services within a university (a)
Desirable Criteria 5
Experience of line management responsibility (a)
Further Particulars
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.