Harrow School

School Counsellor, Harrow on the Hill

Location: Harrow on the Hill HA1 3HP

Salary: In the region of £34,000 pa, FTE

Working Pattern: 40 hours per week during term time (approximately 33 weeks per year)

Closing date: 21 June 2020


Harrow School is situated in Harrow on the Hill, northwest London, and is one of the best-known schools in the world. Around 830 boys study at Harrow and live in the School’s 12 boarding houses. Employees particularly value the School’s beautiful green estate, the positive working environment, and good relationships with their colleagues.

A vacancy has arisen for a School Counsellor to work with the School Psychologist and the School doctors to deliver counselling sessions; focusing on helping the boys to be healthy, monitoring long-term conditions and supporting the delivery of School policies. He/she will provide assessment, support, guidance and advice to boys, parents and the School’s Senior Management Team.

This role will suit a candidate with a Post-graduate Diploma or Masters-level qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy, and an accreditation from a recognised CBT or counselling professional body. The candidate will have a demonstrable understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues affecting young people from diverse backgrounds. They will pride themselves on their ability to prioritise a busy workload, make sound clinical decisions and build genuine long-term relationships through everyday interactions in order to drive up service standards, whilst enjoying being part of the life of our vibrant and historic School.

Benefits include free lunches for full-time staff, automatic enrolment in the School’s pension scheme, use of the School’s sports facilities and subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs.

Application packs are available from or by contacting the HR department at CVs without the application form will not be accepted as it forms the important first step in our safeguarding process.

Closing date: Sunday 21 June 2020

The role’s start date is likely to be September 2020, but the situation will be assessed in line with the impact of government guidelines.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Harrow School
5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex HA1 3HP
Headteacher: Alastair Land