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Head of Programme – MSc and BSc Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes

  • Job TitleHead of Programme – MSc and BSc Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes
  • Reports toAssociate Director Under-Graduate and Pathway Programmes (and Associate Director PGT (for MSc)).
  • Business Function/ Sub-Function: Academic
  • Location: Metanoia Institute, 13 North Common Road, W5 2QB (Hybrid)
  • Email: hr@metanoia.ac.uk 

Role Purpose

The Head of Programmes will have overall responsibility for a team of permanent and sessional tutors covering the Institute’s Person Centred modality Programmes of Study, at both Under and Postgraduate Taught levels. Training in counselling, psychotherapy and applications of the psychological therapies requires trainers/ lecturers to have specific, highly specialised, skills in facilitating the development of self-awareness, reflexivity and the therapeutic use of self that they can reach the competence requirements for professional practice to work at depth in the therapeutic relationship and therapeutic process. Therefore, the Head of Programme will be expected to hold a professional qualification in Person-Centred Counselling and/or Psychotherapy. They will also have leadership experience in Learning and Teaching.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Post-holders will demonstrate academic leadership and innovation in learning, teaching, and programme development. 
  • Supporting the management and strategic planning processes of the Institute. 
  • Maintain oversight of the recruitment, progression, and outcomes of students. 
  • Will be instrumental in driving positive student outcomes and NSS/TEF key
    performance indicators. 
  • Line-management of programme teams to ensure the quality of provision and student outcomes.
  • Responsible for programme recruitment and admissions criteria (including
    representation at open events, programme marketing and documentation); leadership of learning, teaching and assessment on the programme; curriculum development; student progression, outcomes and awards; quality assurance, standards and enhancement on the programme; student advice and guidance; liaison with external examiners; organisation of timetabling, room bookings and programme handbooks. 
  • The Head of Programmes role may include between 16-20 days teaching/student-facing days, some teaching group responsibility and marking/second marking responsibilities as required.

What We Are Looking For

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent clinical qualification.
  • Registration as a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and/or BACP Accredited Counsellor.
  • Meeting SCOPed training criteria as per Column C.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experience and abilities. 

Other Information

The successful applicant will also be expected to demonstrate their commitment to:

  • Metanoia values and regulations, including Metanoia’s social, economic, and environmental responsibilities; and

  • Metanoia’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion responsibilities and ensure that you engage in the successful implementation of Metanoia’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy; and to their Health and Safety responsibilities to ensure their contribution to a safe and secure working environment for staff, students, and other visitors to the Institute. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

We believe equality, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental to making Metanoia Institute a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. We encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds because having a diverse workforce opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society.

Our Data Protection Policies

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018 protects individuals' rights by setting out certain rules as to what organisations can and cannot do with information about them. A key element is the principle of lawfully and fairly processing individuals' data. Further details on how the Institute processes personal data can be found in the Privacy Notice and Recruitment Data Privacy Statement on our Data Protection page

How to Apply

  • To apply for this role, please submit a CV with Cover Letter to hr@metanoia.ac.uk
  • For questions about the role, please get in touch with The Associate Director for Undergraduate programmes Dr Biljana van Rijn at biljana.vanrijn@metanoia.ac.uk or Professor Paul McDermott, Director of Education at paul.mcdermott@metanoia.ac.uk


Closing Date: 18 Jul 2024

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Date Posted: 03 Jul 2024
Closing Date: 18 Jul 2024
Job Type: Permanent (Part Time) – 0.8FTE
Salary: £56,000 to £60,000

Closing Date: 18 Jul 2024

Apply here