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School Counsellor/School Psychologist (Maternity Cover)

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

Role Introduction

Eton College wishes to recruit an experienced Counsellor/Psychologist on a fixed term basis for a minimum of 6 months to cover maternity leave in the department. The post holder will contribute to the provision of psychological/wellbeing services to the student body. The main focus of the work will be undertaking assessments and providing one-to-one psychological therapy. Applications are welcomed from BACP/BABCP/UKCP accredited Counsellors or HCPC Registered Clinical/Counselling Psychologists.  

The position is part-time or 3 days a week, and there is flexibility to discuss exact working hours with the right candidate, but the ability to work on a Saturday would be ideal. Working hours will range between 8am – 7pm.

Please note: Interviews will be held week commencing 11th July 2022.

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Main Duties

  • Provide psychological assessments and evidence based cognitive behavioural treatments.
  • Work closely within a team of mental health professionals and the school’s wider healthcare team.
  • Communicate with staff and parents, where appropriate, and within the limits of confidentiality.
  • Adhere to the ethical guidelines and responsibilities of the relevant professional body (BACP/UKCP/BABPC/HCPC).
  • Responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, and working closely with the Director of Safeguarding.
  • Adhere to, and ensure compliance with, the school’s Child Protection Policy at all times.
  • Any other duties reasonably requested.
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, the incumbent should:

  • Hold a recognised clinical qualification (in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology)
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in a clinical role working therapeutically with children, young people and schools
  • BACP/UKCP/BABCP Accredited Counsellor/Therapist or HCPC Registered Counselling/Clinical Psychologist.
  • Good working knowledge of other treatment modalities is essential.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organisational and time management skills.
  • Skills in communicating clearly and persuasively both verbally and in writing.
  • Proactive and able to use consultative, systemic and innovative ways of working.
  • The ability to remain calm under ongoing pressure and be approachable, empathetic and engaging.


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on recruitment@etoncollege.org.uk so we can make adjustments accordingly. 



Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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