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FS Audit Staff Counsellor

Date: Feb 10, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID138747BR
Job TitleFS Audit Staff Counsellor
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineExCo and Leadership
Service Line Information

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionThe role is to act as the Staff Counsellor across Financial Services Audit. This person will be the first line of defence for the wellbeing of our staff and will ideally be a trained/qualified counsellor.

The role requires the ability to engage a range of individuals and to demonstrate discretion and good judgement. The individual will need to have a broad awareness of the range of support organisations and the types of support available for a wide range of issues.

The job holder will work alongside the Head of Performance and Operations, members of the FS Audit Leadership team and the Performance Leaders (PL’s) to drive changes that benefit wellbeing and roll out support mechanisms.
The role requires initiative, flexibility and discretion. The individual will need to be confident, assertive and have the ability to prioritise their own workload.

This will be an initial 12 month fixed term contract with a view to going permanent after this point.

Roles and responsibilities

The main aspect of the role is to provide wellbeing support to our staff so that they are able to deliver the highest quality service for our clients. Some key areas of responsibility are listed below:

Use both targeted effort and be identifiable as someone that people can talk to about wellbeing and other issues. Help people deal with stressful situations including demanding workloads, multiple priorities and learning requirements Raise awareness of the role and different types of support available

Necessary experience and skills

Overall, the candidate should be approachable and able to engage a wide range of people, raising awareness of their role and the range of support available to staff members.

Technical and other skills:

Counselling skills and experience
Relevant qualifications

Personal qualities:

Creative and innovative with a hands on approach.
Strong coaching/counselling skills.
Ability to network successfully
Self-starter and a proactive thinker
Tenacious with strong influencing skills and diplomacy
Flexible in approach and ability to work under pressure and manage conflicting priorities
Works autonomously with ability to make decisions independently yet informs and consults others regularly on relevant matters
Acts in line with KPMG values and with integrity at all times

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.



Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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