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Student Counsellor

Post Reference: 2425 Academy: Leeds City Academy Job Title: Student Counsellor Grade: SO1 - £32,076 to £33,945 (Actual Salary £29,844 to £31,582) Hours: 37 Hours per Week, Term Time Only plus 20 Days

This is an extremely exciting time to be joining Leeds City Academy, one of the most rapidly improving schools within the Leeds area and county of West Yorkshire. We are an 11-16 academy and one of four schools within White Rose Academies Trust, a trust recognised nationally for its ground-breaking and transformational impact on the lives of the young people it serves. The academy had a Section 5 Inspection in May 2019 achieving an overall Good judgement with Leadership and Management judged as Outstanding. 

Our highly motivated and talented students are at the very centre of everything we do and the shared mission of all our stakeholders is to work ‘In Partnership’ in securing the aspirations and ambitions of every one of our young people. Our academy is a unique and truly inspirational place to work, enhanced by our wonderful students who come from a diverse range of cultures, heritage and experiences; a significant proportion of students speak English as an additional language. 

Our CPD training programme is highly respected by staff at the academy and is further enhanced by the various opportunities for professional development in all sectors.

Please apply if you wish to work for a Multi Academy Trust which values and supports the next move in your career. Come and join us on our journey to becoming World Class. 


This key role will focus on providing a high-quality counselling service to students experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties.

You will also provide support, guidance and advice to parents, carers, agencies and other staff members within the school.

Working alongside the Link Managers, Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and Bridge Manager you will triage and provide care across the Bridge cohort, Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) cohort, and the wider student body.

In this role, it is imperative that the safeguarding and promotion of welfare to students is significant. You will also act as a leader in Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and Mental Health for students.

Part of White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds City Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students achieve ‘World Class’ status.


We're securing our 2025 vision for World Class by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of West Yorkshire.


We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society.

White Rose Academies Trust is a local trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.

The trust employs over 500 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Our CPD Programme is focused on innovation, leadership development and delivery of excellence for vulnerable groups.

Closing Date:            Wednesday 24th April 2024 9am*

Shortlisting:                Wednesday 24th April 2024 or earlier*

Interview Date:          Week commencing 29th April 2024

Start Date:                  To be confirmed, upon successful completion of

pre-employment checks.

*Please note, shortlisted candidates may be called for interview prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an enhanced DBS check.

Please note this role will involve contact with children and you will be engaging in regulated activity. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.  Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.





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