Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Student Counsellor

Job Category
Vacancy Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Faculty/Prof Service
Student Services
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About ARU:


ARU is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.


We are committed to promoting inclusion and tackling racism and we will soon launch an ambitious new Race Equality Strategy. Not only will this newly created post deliver on commitments made in the strategy, but also contribute to training and events planned to tackle racial inequalities at ARU. At the same time, the post holder will offer our black, Asian and minority ethnic students increased choice when accessing our Counselling & Wellbeing Service by providing specialised 1:1 support.


About the Role:


Joining our Counselling and Wellbeing Service you will work within a team of counsellors and mental health advisers to ensure a high-quality student experience. You will have the opportunity to use your professional skills and experience in a flexible way to best support our students, working holistically alongside other colleagues from other services and our faculties.


With a degree, and relevant professional qualification in counselling/psychotherapy, BACP/UKCP membership and substantial experience as a practitioner you will have experience in a similar role in further/higher education.


We particularly encourage applications from counsellors who come from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, as we are currently under-represented in this area, although all appointments will be made on merit.


[This appointment is subject to an enhanced level children's and adults barred list disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information can be obtained from]


Find out more about working with us.

We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.


We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 


Flexible Working


We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.