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Wellbeing Adviser (Counsellor)

Student Journey - Student Support Services

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 per annum pro rata
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  29.6
Closing Date:  Sunday 04 September 2022
Reference:  0287-22
Further details:    Job Description    

At the University of Sunderland we consider student wellbeing to be at the heart of the student experience.

We offer confidential, accessible, supportive service to all students and staff across the student journey. We are an ambitious, creative, multi-disciplinary team who strive to create new opportunities to support students emotionally, physically and spiritually to ensure their continued success at university by putting the student at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for an experienced counsellor to join our friendly team.

As a counsellor you will work a 29.6 hour week (4 days) over 36 weeks. You will be expected to hold a case load and to work holistically offering time limited therapeutic support to staff and students. Work will also include attending University Open Days / events and creating and delivering workshops alongside other members of the extended team.

If you have the passion, energy and enthusiasm to make a difference to the lives of students at the University of Sunderland we want to hear from you.

For further information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Tracey McKenzie, Head of Wellbeing at or Gail Jamison (Operations Manager - Wellbeing) at 

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The University of Sunderland has been awarded the Time/ Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion for 2021, follow the link below to see why!

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The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’.

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