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Lecturer in Counselling – Level 3

  • Location: Tonbridge
  • Salary: £24,202 - £32,463 pro-rata (£3,008.90 - £4,035.94 per annum for the hours stated)
  • Hours: 4.6 hours per week, 52 weeks per year 0.12FTE
  • Closing date: 20 Sep 2019

Do you want to work for a dynamic and growing organization? The Hadlow Group provides excellence in education through its Colleges in Kent; Hadlow College, West Kent College and Ashford College,  and offers a range of further and higher education  and professional courses in land based and general subjects.

About the role

This is a unique opportunity to join an enthusiastic and well-established team at the forefront of counselling teaching. The fact that we have been reaccredited BACP ‘without conditions’ affirms our commitment to high-quality learning and assessment.


In this exciting and high-potential role, you will be at the heart of our progressive plans for future development and course leader for the Level 3 Diploma in counselling.  You will be teaching students who are studying for the Level 3 Counselling course. 


BACP accredited or other registered body, with a sound professional background, proven teaching experience and experience of delivery of the Level 3 Counselling or equivalent course, you should also have the ability to support and motivate a team. Equally importantly, you will bring a strong commitment to helping every student achieve their full potential. You will need to hold a teaching qualification, or the desire to attain this. Level 2 English and Maths is required.


In return, you can look forward to excellent opportunities for professional development, as well as the chance to build your career as you play a key role in the evolution of a pioneering counselling provision.


Working with us

In return, the College offers many benefits including access to competitive pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and Childcare Vouchers.

West Kent and Ashford College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our users and expects all staff to share this commitment, in order for all to achieve their full potential. Successful applicants will be required to undertake satisfactory pre-employment checks including a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK. Where applicable a prohibition check will be carried out.


Apply today

To apply for this job, please complete an application form found on the College website. 

You are required to complete an application form as we do not accept CVs.

Please return completed application forms to   

When applying for this role, please reference JOB BOARD as your application source when asked.

Due to the volume of applications we receive it is impossible to inform all applicants if they have been short listed:  therefore if you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date you can assume that you have not been successful.

Finance Support to Obtain a Teaching Qualification

West Kent and Ashford College recognise talent and wants to encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. 

If you have been working in industry, you may have just the skills, experience and expertise we are looking for to teach the next generation. As such, we want to help you develop your teaching career and will support you in doing so.

We want to ensure the best quality of teaching for our students and we expect all unqualified Lecturers and Assessor to complete a Diploma in Education and Teaching (DET) (or equivalent) and we ask that new staff enrol on the first available course. 

As well as offering excellent training facilities, the College will support you with a reduced teaching commitment in your first year, generous annual leave entitlement, access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. On top of this, the College offers financial support when you complete Initial Teacher Training course via West Kent and Ashford College. You will receive £600 at the end of your first year of employment at the College as a fully qualified teacher and £750 at the end of the second year of employment.

West Kent College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.