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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£11,076.00 - £11,933.00 Annually (Actual) SALARY: Bucks Pay Range 5, ISN 26 - 30 / Working Pattern: 2 days per week (Term-time only)

Academy Counsellor job summary

The Misbourne is a vibrant and welcoming school with great students and a dedicated team of teaching and support staff. An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to appoint a part time BACP accredited Academy Counsellor. We firmly believe that our staff are our best asset and as such, see this as an important role that will play a central part in the continued growth, development and success of our Academy.


The post holder will be responsible for the provision of counselling support to all students and therefore provide a caring and supportive environment where such concerns may be explored, thereby promoting positive mental and emotional health at The Misbourne.

Candidates should be BACP accredited and educated to degree level or possess equivalent professional experience. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate the following criteria:

  • The ability to communicate effectively and to develop good relationships with staff, management and outside agencies.

  • The ability to multi-task and prioritise.

  • Ability to work to a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and autonomy.

  • To be proactive and efficient in managing workload

  • Willingness to undertake relevant training and professional development.

  • Commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people.

  • ICT competency

We are an 11-18 Academy in the picturesque village of Great Missenden in the heart of the Chilterns. We have nearly 1100 students on roll including a successful and growing Sixth Form. Our staff tell us they genuinely feel like part of a team; a team who are striving to help each student flourish both academically and personally. Excerpts from our pleasing 2022 Ofsted inspection include:

  • Students told inspectors that the clear and fair behaviour system helps them to behave well.

  • Relationships between staff and students are strong.

  • Students’ conduct around the school is orderly and calm.

  • Pastoral care puts the child at the heart of everything the school does.

We take an evidence-informed approach to school improvement, only implementing what we feel will make the biggest difference to the lives and outcomes of our young people, being mindful of staff workload and well-being. Our Wellbee survey results place The Misbourne in the top 10% of schools for staff peer support, and top 20% for managing staff workload.

We can offer you:

  • Students who are a pleasure to work with

  • An experienced, friendly, and collaborative team of staff

  • The unwavering support of teachers and leaders in ensuring the highest possible standards of student behaviour.

  • A strongly led and well-resourced curriculum area

  • A team who will help to guide your development and ensure that you are fully supported in every aspect of your work

  • A flexible PPA that you can take at home every fortnight.

  • An evidence-informed approach to school improvement, only implementing what we feel will make the biggest difference to the lives and outcomes of our young people, being mindful of staff workload.

  • An academy that puts wellbeing at the top of their priorities

  • A two-week October half term

  • Free access to our own fully-fitted gym (subject to opening hours)

The Misbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

An offer of appointment is subject to satisfactory references, DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure and medical clearance

Commitment to safeguarding

The Misbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An offer of appointment is subject to satisfactory references, DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure and medical clearance

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About The Misbourne School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1065 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are an 11-18 Academy in the picturesque village of Great Missenden in the heart of the Chilterns. We have nearly 1100 students on roll including a successful and growing Sixth Form. Our staff tell us they genuinely feel like part of a team; a team who are striving to help each student flourish both academically and personally.

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