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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    20 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 January 2024

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Actual salary

NJC12 – NJC16 £13,795 - £14,767 (Actual Salary)

What skills and experience we're looking for


Experience with secondary phase students

Attained at least a Level 4 diploma in counselling, with either extensive experience of working with children and young people in other capacities or a qualification for counselling children and young people

Able to work in a team and work positively with a range of staff and students and be passionate about working in a school environment

Able to work effectively with diverse groups of people

Able to set high standards in line with Academy ethos

Ability to adapt to the ever-changing demands of the Academy community

To have skills essential in counselling: listening, reflecting, summarising, suggesting, communicating, empathising

Positive and caring approach to students

Able to organise time efficiently, be organised and work to deadlines

Excellent people skills

Competence in using common ICT applications

Able to communicate effectively using both the spoken and the written word


Experience in counselling young people and in use of a range of appropriate techniques e.g. CBT

Registrant member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

Experience of working with colleagues in other teams or from other institutions

Experience in meeting the needs of vulnerable children

Evidence of continuing professional development

Evidence of a broad understanding of current educational issues

What the school offers its staff

Spencer Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands, and with a strategic focus on Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

A high performing regional MAT with a national reputation for excellence, Spencer Academies Trust schools include primary, secondary and sixth form provision. Our academies work across highly diverse city and rural communities, including a strong presence in Derby and Nottingham. Standards and expectations in trust schools are high – and the trust focus on rapid improvement on the journey to outstanding education delivery.

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 18000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 17 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.


Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children.

We Believe:

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff.

Please submit your application by no later than 9am, 20 February 2024. Our application deadline can end earlier where we have received a positive response, so if you are keen to apply, please add your profile to this vacancy as soon as possible.

Interviews are scheduled to take place W/C 26 February 2024

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

Further details about the role

Arnold Hill Spencer Academy are seeking to appoint a part time, Academy Counsellor to work with students and staff.

The Academy is looking for a driven and caring individual who has the relevant skill set to support students and staff with a range of needs. The post will involve giving positive support that enables students to engage fully with their learning and staff with their work. Critically, the work will involve supporting a range of individuals to address their difficulties with strategies to help them to cope and build resilience. Working in a team is vital as you will be working in close partnership with other Pastoral Leaders including Heads of Year and members of the safeguarding team. You will be joining a forward looking and dynamic team which is warm and friendly, but which has high expectations of everyone.

Commitment to safeguarding

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

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About Arnold Hill Spencer Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1573 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Arnold Hill Spencer Academy is a special place to learn and work. Our students are impressive young people, whose behaviour and achievements are something to be proud of. Our aim is for all members of the community to “Be inspired and achieve together” and to provide opportunities for this on a daily basis.

We teach our students the value of respect, how to act responsibly and support them to become mature, independent young people. We very much believe in the potential of every student, enabling them to thrive in our caring environment.

We are a member of the Spencer Academies Trust and benefit from the support of an established trust. To find out more about The Spencer Academies Trust, please visit www.satrust.com

Arranging a visit to Arnold Hill Spencer Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ashley.brown@arnoldhillacademy.co.uk.

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