School Counsellor – Required Immediately – Part Time Term Time Only, 3 days per week

Closing date: 14 Feb 2020


Sydenham High School is looking to appoint a well-qualified School Counsellor to work alongside our pastoral team.  The role will involve counselling pupils from the Prep and Senior School. The role is part-time, 3 days a week in the first instance, term time only.  


The ideal candidate will possess a post-graduate Diploma or Masters level in Counselling or Psychotherapy, ideally this would specialise in working with children and adolescents. BACP Accreditation, UKCP or BPC registration or registration with an equivalent recognised awarding body is essential.


Why Sydenham High School


Sydenham High School, established in 1887, is an independent day school for girls from 4-18 with approximately 670 pupils. The school is part of The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the largest independent school group in the UK. It is at the forefront of education for girls and a strong voice in promoting opportunities for young women.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a strong professional development programme. These benefits include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Free school lunches
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

To apply, please download the application form below. Completed application forms should be sent to .

For more information, please contact or the School Office on 0208 557 7000.

Applications should be received by 12 noon on Friday 14 February 2020. Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place on a rolling basis.

References for shortlisted candidates will be taken before interview.

GDST are committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post.