Counsellor - Noel-Baker Academy, Derby - L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

Counsellor - Noel-Baker Academy, Derby

Closing date: 07/04/2019
Salary: £ SCP 23-25 26,999-28,785 (Old SCP 29-31)

Job description:

Location: Noel-Baker Academy

Contract Type: 40 weeks (37 hours)

Contract Term: Permanent

Closing Date: 08/04/2019 

We are seeking to appoint a counsellor to join our pastoral team from September 2019.  The successful candidate will be required to provide confidential counselling to students providing specialist and targeted support to students affected by mental health issues or those with significant emotional and behavioural issues.

We welcome applications from experienced colleagues who have worked in a school setting as well as colleagues who have experience supporting young people through their work in other sectors.

Our pastoral team is very supportive with a strong shared vision. Our students are at the heart of everything we do. We are at the start of an exciting new chapter in our journey and are looking for someone who can build and lead our student support team to deliver the very best care for our students.

Noel-Baker Academy is a rapidly improving school centred around a dedicated team of people who are working together to achieve our mission of delivering an unashamedly academic and knowledge rich education to our students. 

Everything we do at NBA is underpinned by our passionate belief that outstanding schooling is the right of every child, and a determination that such a vision is achievable. We believe in and aspire to provide an inclusive education for all. That is, high expectations of and for all pupils, an insistence on excellent behaviour, equal access to an academically rigorous curriculum taught by highly skilled subject specialists and a sharp focus on high value enrichment opportunities that will enable all students to excel. We will never accept that family background, socio-economic circumstances or prior attainment will inevitably limit young people’s potential and so the profile of our intake will always be a reason for our provision, and never an excuse for our outcomes. 

Our students are entitled to the very best breadth and depth of provision and we are unapologetically ambitious for every student, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs.


We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an ambitious practitioner and who wants to make a real impact on further driving up standards.
  • Is keen to play a key role in developing our whole school ethos and who is fully aligned to our vision.
  • Is personable, pragmatic and can energise and motivate students and colleagues alike.
  • Has the highest expectations of what all students can and will achieve.
  • Is committed to working as a part of a whole school team.

In return, the successful candidate will work in a school where:

  • There are clear classroom routines, so time is not wasted.
  • There is a centralized support team who, along with senior leaders, manage student conduct.
  • Staff are encouraged to partake in weekly research discussions and the development of whole school strategy.
  • Staff are valued as professionals and experts in their field.
  • Weekly CPD time is built in to the school day to allow all staff to develop and grow professionally.


Please click on the link below for an application pack:

Application pack

Please send a completed application form and covering letter, with a supporting CV if you wish to:  

Closing Date: 08/04/2019 at 12 noon. 

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt therefore shortlisted candidates may be contracted in advance of the closing date. 

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we can expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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