Staff Counsellor


LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university


 Student Wellbeing Service


Staff Counsellor


Salary from £50,606 to £58,505 (pro rata) pa inclusive with potential to progress to £65,157 pa inclusive of London allowance.


There is one part-time permanent Staff Counsellor vacancy at 0.6 FTE (21 hours a week)


The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world, with a global reach and an international community of staff and students. The LSE Student Wellbeing Service (SWS) includes LSE’s in-house Staff Counselling Service and the Student Counselling Service. We are recruiting a Staff Counsellor in this busy, friendly, and well-respected multi-disciplinary Counselling Service.


We are seeking candidates who can bring expertise to the role, working independently to manage a caseload of LSE staff clients whilst being an engaged team member. Candidates will have significant experience of providing short-term counselling in a Higher Education Institution, workplace counselling, or similar environment. Candidates will be skilled in working with a range of clients from diverse backgrounds and a variety of presenting issues, both work-related and personal.


Candidates must hold BACP Accreditation, UKCP Registration, or equivalent registration with HPC/ BABCP/ BPS/ BPC as a Counsellor/ Psychotherapist/ Counselling Psychologist. Applicants who do not meet the requirements for professional accreditation/registration will not be considered for this post. Please note that candidates with BACP Membership (as opposed to BACP Accreditation) cannot be considered for this role.


The postholder must be able work on: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Thursday and one other day must be on campus.


This position will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Any offer of employment made is conditional on receipt of a satisfactory DBS check.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, hybrid working and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

We will be running an informational webinar on
Tuesday 16 April 2024 18:00 - 18:45 UK time. Join for an opportunity to learn more about the role, working at LSE, and how we conduct our recruitment process. We will end with a Q&A session. Register for webinar here:     

The webinar recording can be sent afterwards on request by email.


To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page.


Should you have any queries about the role, please email both: Mark Uchiha-James (Head of Counselling Service) at; and Ayan Ali (Senior Staff Counsellor) at


The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 28 April 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Interviews will be held online on Monday 13 May 2024.


Staff Counsellor