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Primary School Counsellor

  • Employer: Agate Momentum Trust
  • Reference: AMT/23/231248
  • Published: Fri 03/03/2023, 13:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 09/06/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £0-£27,000
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Agate Momentum Trust Schools, Newham

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Primary School Counsellor

Counsellor - September 2023 – NJC Outer London Scale 6 (pro-rata actual salary £26,483)

At the Agate Momentum Trust, we want our children to feel confident, to enjoy learning, to see themselves as successful lifelong learners and to have responsible attitudes towards themselves and others. We have an ethos of high aspirations, high achievement and continuous improvement.

We are looking for an empathetic and dedicated school counsellor to provide a high-quality counselling service to our children and their families. You will be expected to create a relationship of trust with our pupils and their families enabling confidential dialogue to aid children’s emotional independence, resilience and mental wellbeing.  Experience of working with young people is essential.

You should be self-motivated to develop innovative responses to changing mental health needs and provide quality information, advice, support and signposting where appropriate.

Applicants must have a recognised qualification in counselling, and be accredited, or working towards accreditation, by the BACP, UKCP, or an equivalent body.

This post is to start in September 2023, at the start of the academic year.  Working hours will be between 8am and 5pm, to be agreed, working across both Hallsville and Scott Wilkie Primary schools.  This position is offered for 36 hours per week, term time only, with actual working hours to be agreed according to the needs of the schools.


Please telephone Hannah Cleland, Chief Financial Officer, on 07891 181367 to arrange a visit to the schools or if you have any questions about this vacancy. 


The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday 9th June 2023.

Interviews will take place during the w/c 12th June 2023.


Visits to the schools are warmly welcomed.  For further details or to arrange a visit to the schools, please contact Hannah Cleland, Chief Financial Officer on 07891181367 or by e-mail at:


Agate Momentum trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to taking up post.


In light of the recent DfE guidance Agate Momentum Trust have expanded their employment vetting offerings to now include internet checks/adverse media checks on shortlisted candidates only.  If you would like to know more information, please contact Hannah Cleland and she will be happy to answer any queries.

Equal Opportunities

The School has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both services to the community and the employment of people and expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their work.