School Counsellor

Waddesdon Church of England School, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0LQ

15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    5 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    12 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 17.5hrs – 2.5 days/week (8.30am-4.30pm; 8.30am-11.00am) 38 weeks/year, term time only (0.3946 FTE, subject to agreed hours)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Bucks Pay Range 6:31-35 £30,888-£34,014 FTE

Actual salary

£12,188-£13,421 (0.3946 FTE)

School Counsellor job summary


 “Naturally, pupils and Sixth Formers love coming here and are inspired to achieve.” (Dec. 2021) 

 School Counsellor 17.5hrs – 2.5 days/week (8.30am-4.30pm; 8.30am-11.00am) 38 weeks/year, term time only (0.3946 FTE, subject to agreed hours) Bucks Pay Scale 6:31-35 £30,888 - £34,014 FTE (Actual £12,188 - £13,421) 

 The school is seeking to appoint a well-qualified and experienced Counsellor to work with individual students and to join the school’s established Counselling Service. 

 The ideal person will be passionate about young people’s social and emotional welfare, and have an understanding of counselling within a school context. Supervision will be provided as part of the support for you, and to ensure a safe and caring service for our young people.

 Relationships between students and staff are excellent at Waddesdon. The most recent SIAMS inspection (March 2018) celebrated this in the following way:

 “Relationships are shaped by the focus on the twin values of dignity and respect. There is a palpable sense of Waddesdon being a safe and secure place to be, of a community built on good humour, mutual support and love of self and neighbour; this is seen in lessons and around the school.”

 The school is equally strong in terms of results, with a Progress 8 score of 0.5 in 2019, and was placed in the top 20% for attainment of all schools nationally. 

 There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload. Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members. 

 We encourage you to contact the school for a phone conversation and to discuss your interest in the post. The description of the department, the OfSTED and SIAMS reports, and our termly newsletter, The Waddesdon Voice, will give you a flavour of the culture and ethos of our school and the department. Testimonials from our staff about the culture and ethos of our school can be found on our website in our ‘Working at Waddesdon’ section. 

 For further information on the school, please visit Closing date for applications to office Wednesday 12th October 2022 (12pm) 

 The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, and employment will be conditional upon completion of satisfactory pre-appointment checks. Applicants are invited to view the school’s Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy via 

 We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer. We were awarded a Gold Award by MIND for Workplace Well-being

Applying for the job

Please send completed application forms to

Closing date: Wednesday 12th October (12pm)

Please note that only applications on the appropriate Waddesdon C of E School teaching or support staff application form, and showing full employment history, will be considered.

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Supporting documents

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About Waddesdon Church of England School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1014 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01296 651 382

Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11-18 school, set in rural Buckinghamshire. The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy commuting distance from Milton Keynes. There are just over 1000 students on roll, including 300 in the Sixth Form. The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff.

The school was rated 'Outstanding' in all categories during its December 2021 OfSTED inspection.

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