Counselling Tutor - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £27,338 per annum (full time equivalent) - pay award pending
Closing date: 28 Mar 2023
Location: Harlow
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 11935
Role: Education
About the role

Counselling Tutor

Permanent, Part Time

Up to £27,338 per annum (full time equivalent) - pay award pending

Location: Harlow

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Please note that this is a part-time sessional role.

The Role:

A counselling tutor is required to deliver unaccredited courses at introduction level and accredited Level 2 and Level 3 courses with CPCAB awarding body, in classroom based delivery and live online using Microsoft Teams.

This is a part time position, working flexibly depending on curriculum needs, including some evenings, teaching approximately 2 classes a week, of 2 – 2.5 hours’ duration. Marking and preparation is also required to be carried out in addition to class time.

The Counselling Tutor will be required to design, plan, deliver and evaluate high quality learning opportunities and experiences for learners in response to their identified needs.

Please Note: The post is part time, generally term time, hours vary according to curriculum needs and will be discussed further at interview.


ACL Essex is the largest provider of adult education in the county. Our aim is to provide learners with as many ways to flourish as possible, to be there in communities across Essex, to make a difference to residents and businesses, so they can make a difference for themselves and to the places that they live in.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Motivate and inspire learners to promote achievement and develop their skills to enable progression
  • Plan and deliver effective learning programmes for diverse groups or individuals in a safe and inclusive environment, following ACL safeguarding procedures
  • Promote the benefits of technology and support learners in its use
  • Address the mathematics and English needs of learners and work creatively to overcome individual barriers to learning
  • Enable learners to share responsibility for their own learning and assessment, setting goals that stretch and challenge
  • Apply appropriate and fair methods of assessment and provide constructive and timely feedback to support progression and achievement
  • Maintain and update your teaching / training expertise, vocational competence, and digital skills
  • Contribute to organisational development and quality improvement through collaboration with others
  • Initially assess learners’ starting points and monitor their progress, set challenging tasks and objectives, and build on and extend learning for all learners.
  • Support learners to develop personal, social and employability skills for them to progress into further learning or jobs that meet local and national needs.

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • PTLS/DTLLS/PGCE - minimum Level 4 adult teaching qualification or be working towards this
  • Subject specialism Counselling qualification: minimum 420 hours therapeutic counselling qualification at Level 4
  • Member of professional association for counselling e.g., BACP
  • Minimum Level 2 English and Maths and shown good ICT skills including competent use of internet and email and learning technologies
  • Experience of teaching and learning in the Adult Education sector
  • Experience of supporting individuals to achieve accreditation in portfolio based assessment and have a good knowledge of RARPA processes.
  • Have a good knowledge of RARPA processes for unaccredited learning
  • Excellent communication skills, working as a team and working on own initiative

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Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to

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