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Counselling Tutor - Salaried

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Skills & Learning is a top performing Adult Community Education (ACE) provider, previously shortlisted for Provider of the Year in the prestigious Times Education awards and for Large Team of the Year with Local Government Chronicle awards in 2024. 

Ofsted judge the service as ‘Good’ overall and the quality of Information, Advice and Guidance is independently checked and endorsed by Matrix.  Learner satisfaction is excellent; most learners would recommend us to others. 

We offer part-time adult learning in over 30 venues all over the county and are seeking a Counselling tutor to commence teaching in September 2024. As part of a team you will deliver a pathway of courses from introduction through to Level 4 Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) qualifications.

Essential Requirements:

  • Level 5 counselling qualification
  • Certificate in Education and Training or equivalent generic teaching qualification
  • English and maths qualifications at grade 4/C or above
  • At least 3 years' experience of teaching or delivering training
  • Digitally literate

Desireable:

  • Practicing counsellor preferred

Successful candidates:

  • Will be expected to teach across Dorset
  • Will need to be flexible and be able to teach evenings (Monday - Thursday and some Saturdays)
  • May experience varied weekly working hours throughout the year
  • May be asked to teach outside of term-time e.g., summer schools
  • As part of your teaching case load, you may be asked to coach and mentor other staff as part of their ongoing CPD

In return:  

  • You will be a permanent salaried member of staff with no need to submit pay claims
  • The annual salary and hours are based on a 44-week year, similar to a term time contract
  • Weekly contact hours are 22.5
  • Part of your contracted hours are ring-fenced to Planning and Preparation
  • You will have an allowance from your contracted hours to attend Meetings
  • You will have an allowance from your contracted hours to undertake Training and CPD 
  • Travel time (not commute) is taken from your contracted hours
  • You will have your own Laptop

Tutors are expected to adhere to the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers developed by the Education and Training Foundation.  

You will be able to access a range of staff benefits associated with working for BCP Council, Teachers Pension Scheme and from Totum (formerly NUS).

Interviews will take place in June 2024.

More information about working for us is available at: https://www.skillsandlearningace.com/working-for-us/


About BCP Council

BCP Council provides services to a diverse community of 400,000 residents and employs more than 5,000 people.  Our area includes over 15 miles of beautiful world-renowned coastline.  We can offer career defining roles to transform and improve services.  By working with us, you can help deliver a vision of a thriving, word-class, prosperous and inclusive place for generations to come.


Our Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package for further details see here >

As a result of the creation of BCP Council in 2019, we are working on simplifying our terms and conditions of service and will be creating a single pay structure which is to be applicable for all employees. It is important to us that we offer benefits that our colleagues value as part of their total employment package and we are reviewing these to make sure we have it right. We are in the process of establishing a timescale for implementation and colleagues joining us will be included in these changes. Expected to be in place 2024.

DBS

BCP Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the community and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants to this post will be required to complete the appropriate level of Disclosure & Barring Service Check. Please refer to the Job Description or Role Profile for more details.

 

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