Newport Girls' High School



Thank you for your interest in NGHS.  Any current vacancies will be listed below.

  • School Counsellor

    We currently have two part-time counsellors at NGHS, one of whom is retiring at the end this academic year. This therefore presents an exciting opportunity for a qualified counsellor, ideally with experience in a school environment, to work flexibly over two days per week as part of our close-knit and friendly pastoral team of support staff. For candidates seeking additional employment, it may be possible to combine this post with the role of Mentor in the Sixth Form. Further information can be obtained from my Deputy Head, Miss Sophie Webster via

    Our ideal candidate will have a high level of professional skill, a genuine enjoyment of working with children and other adults, and an enthusiasm for the ethos and aims of the school. They will be approachable, committed, inspirational, kind, calm, and willing to go to the extra mile for our students. They will understand the developmental, emotional and social needs of children and young people, and have an awareness of the needs of young people from diverse ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds. They will be in regular supervision with a clinical supervisor experienced in working with children and young people in a school context. They will have a diploma or higher-level qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy; membership of a professional body, such as BACP, NCS, UKCP; the required insurance; therapeutic experience and/or training in working with children and young people in a counselling role.

    This role can be arranged through a salaried route (rate of pay to be discussed) or via a freelance/self-employed route. Interested candidates are invited to state their preference and ideal rate of pay in their application.

    Please express interest by emailing a CV and covering letter to by the closing date of Tuesday 21 June at 9am.

    If you have any questions about the post, please contact the Deputy Headteacher, Sophie Webster via An in-person or virtual tour of the school  is available on our website and a discussion via Teams is possible prior to application.

    NGHS is committed to Safer Recruitment Practice. A copy of our policy is available for download. An enhanced DBS certificate will be required prior to the commencement of employment. References from your current Headteacher will be verified and police checks required from any countries in which you have lived/worked previously. The School is also committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications  irrespective of protected characteristics such as age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, pregnancy etc. NGHS has an ever-increasingly diverse student population with circa 20-25% non white-British student population in the lower years. 

    Application Pack
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