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Director of Studies PGCertHE in Teaching Counselling and Psychotherapy

Who we are

Metanoia Institute is an established charity that provides high-quality education and training in psychological therapies to almost 2000 students in Ealing, London. Founded in 1983, it was one of the first institutions to offer humanistic programs in psychotherapy and counselling in the UK. Since 1994, it has had a collaborative relationship with Middlesex University, and now it is preparing to take overall responsibility for its programs and apply for Degree Awarding Powers. As part of this development, the Institute is seeking a Director of Studies PGCertHE in Teaching Counselling and Psychotherapy.


About the role

This is a small, exciting and pioneering specialist programme, the first dedicated qualification in the teaching of the psychological therapies. 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 in participants in order that they are able to reach the competence requirements for professional practice to work at depth in the therapeutic relationship and therapeutic process. Therefore, a discipline specific training/teaching qualification that addresses the planning, creation and facilitation of curriculums and experiential learning forums to support the development of these skills/ attributes alongside robust theoretical knowledge and ethical professional practice seems a natural development.



But not limited to:

-          Post-holders will demonstrate academic leadership and innovation in learning, teaching, and program development. 

Supporting the management and strategic planning processes of the Faculty and 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-manage a program team 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 Director of Studies role may include between 12-16 days teaching/12-16 student facing days, teaching group responsibility and marking/second marking responsibilities.


What we are looking for

-          A Master’s degree or equivalent clinical qualification

-          Registration as a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and/or BACP Accredited Counsellor

-          PGCert HE (or recognised teaching qualification) and/ or FHEA

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experience and abilities. We actively encourage BAME applicants to apply as we are committed to equality and diversity as an Institute.


Application Process

The closing date for completed applications is: 26/5/2023. Interviews will be held on 5/6/2023.

To learn more about this post please contact HR@metanoia.ac.uk or for an informal conversation please contact Dr Peter Pearce, Head of Faculty, Applied Social and Organisational Science on  peter.pearce@metanoia.ac.uk

Closing Date: 11 Jun 2023

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Date Posted: 28 Apr 2023
Closing Date: 11 Jun 2023
Job Type: 1 Day per week/0.2FTE
Salary: DoS (point 46; £54,600) per annum, pro rata

Closing Date: 11 Jun 2023

Apply here