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Various Locations in Shetland, ZE1 000
£36,161.72 - £37,551.80 per year
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37 hours per week

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Are you a self-motivated individual with a non-judgemental outlook? Do you have a high level of professional integrity and excellent communication skills, with a drive to support children and young people?

We have an exciting opportunity for a School Counsellor to join our Inclusion Service team within Children's Services.

As the successful candidate, you will be required to work closely with school staff and key contacts within the Council, to deliver a safe, effective and professional evidence-based School Counselling Service to children and young people. You will provide this service in accordance with current legislation, and Council policies and procedures, in a variety of school settings across Shetland.

You will demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery, through continuous improvement and adherence with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapies (BACP) Ethical Framework, CYP Competences and Good Practice Guidelines.

We aim to help children and young people develop the resources necessary to navigate through a range of difficult and complex experiences. In doing so, you will work from within the Person Centered Ethos and have an ability to develop relationships with children and young people and to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

  • A relocation package applies to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within the UK

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.


Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is I
  • Salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,742 per annum
  • Permanent Full Time post for 37.0 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year
  • Main working hours will be 9 - 5, Monday - Friday. The service is open during school holiday periods.
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • You must have a full UK Driving Licence and the ability to travel throughout Shetland at short notice and where public transport is limited
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post holder will be required to work at various schools across Shetland.

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Louise Wood - Senior Practitioner for School Counselling - Telephone 01595 745594 or email

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here


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