UWC Atlantic, based in St Donat’s Castle in South Wales is inviting applications from qualified candidates for the position of University and Guidance Counsellor. UWC Atlantic is the pioneering college of the United World Colleges’ global education movement. It allows students from over 90 countries to come together, live, and work in a vibrant educational landscape. It is a mission-driven international college with a strong commitment to the founding principles of its founder, Kurt Hahn. UWC Atlantic is driven by a passionate belief in the importance of education as a good force to unite people, nations, and cultures to promote a peaceful and sustainable future.
In addition, the college offers one of the most comprehensive scholarship programs at the pre-university level. It has an average of 50% of its students receive one form of financial support or another. However, shortlisted candidates for the University and Guidance Counsellor will be invited for an interview after which the successful candidate will be required to start the work as soon as possible.
Employer Name: UWC Atlantic
Position: University and Guidance Counsellor
No. of Vacancies: 1
Salary: Basic salary of £28,879 – £39,892 per annum
Employment Type: Permanent, Full time
Location: Llantwit Major, South Wales, UK
Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language. Having knowledge of multiple languages is preferred.
Education: Candidates should have a degree-level qualification or 3 years of experience in University Guidance Counseling, or in a related area
Experience: Candidates should have experience, which includes:
- The candidate should have an outstanding knowledge of Higher Education requirements globally
- The candidate should have worked with students between the age of 15 – 19 in a teaching or learning environment
- The candidate should have experience in supporting low-income students, as well as high-achieving students
- Candidates having multilingual skills and multi-cultural, cross-cultural, and global work experience are preferred
- The candidate should have an international networking experience
- The candidate should be able to establish and maintain a supportive, transparent culture, and maintain a positive morale in students in order to ensure the environment fully enables student learning
- The candidate should be able to engage in professional development within the University and Guidance department. He/she should also be able to contribute where appropriate to the professional development of academic staff.
- The candidate should be able to work alongside Human Resources appropriately, effectively onboard, and retain talents.
- The candidate should be able to offer full support to all students with their applications to universities globally
- The candidate should be able to provide career-related advice, information, and guidance to students, colleagues, and parents in order to enable the students to plan and set their objectives for higher education.
- The candidate should be able to shoulder the responsibility for the preparation and meticulous proofreading of students ‘transcripts and testimonials. He/she should also be able to supervise the collation of applications to the university
- The candidate should be able to represent the university guidance counseling department at all college events
- The candidate should be able to work in collaboration with the Principal / Vice Principals and/or counseling teams to address parents’ or students’ concerns in relation to university counseling.
- The candidate should be able to maintain and disseminate clear frameworks and structures for the university application process and procedures. These include maintaining deadlines, timelines, and presentations. This is to ensure all academic staff and students are aware of their responsibilities and expectations.
- The candidate should be able to collaborate with the Head of the University and Guidance Department and other relevant stakeholders in the review of the University and Guidance Department Policies and processes.
- The candidate should be able to contribute to and support the University and Guidance Department to ensure compliance with all evaluation and regulatory requirements.
- The candidate should be able to comply with policies and procedures relating to the protection of students’ health and safety security, privacy, and data protection, and report all concerns to the appropriate authorities.
- The candidate should be able to work extended and flexible hours as required. This may include evenings, weekends, and holidays to support college events and activities
- The candidate should have excellent time management skills, as well as organizational and prioritization skills. He/she should also have the ability to fit in a wide range of competing demands and deliver to deadlines
- The candidate should be a team player, and be able to work flexibly, positively, and creatively with colleagues to achieve collective goals
Who can apply?
- You can only apply to this particular job if you are a United Kingdom Citizen, or a permanent resident of the UK with a valid working permit
- This specific role does not qualify for Visa sponsorship
How to Apply:
If the position fits you and you fulfill all the basic requirements, then you can apply by downloading and filling the application form. Once the form has been completed, you should forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, note that the only method of application is through the UWCA Application form. No CV or résumé should b attached.
The closing date for applications is Monday 27 March 2023 at midnight (GMT).