Student Wellbeing Counsellor

Education Office

The Education Office (EdO) is one of the Professional Services units at SSE. We are currently 57 staff members working in EdO. We function as a Hub in the SSE journey. We provide and develop professional academic support for all stakeholders and students (BSc, MSc, PhD) during their SSE journey. It includes assessment, program management, scholarships, international collaborations, and quality measurements, academic support, central course and exam coordination, degrees, and certificates.

We offer you

This is a new role at SSE with a focus on student’s well-being. You will have the possibility to define the scope of the role. You will work together with our Academic Advisors, as a team, to create and develop excellent support for our students during their time at SSE. This is a diverse role at one of the top business schools in Europe with ambitious students and staff in a highly dynamic and academic environment. As a Wellbeing Counsellor at Stockholm School of Economics, you will play a crucial role in guiding and supporting our students on their journey towards academic and personal success. As SSE is increasingly emphasizing wellbeing in research (a new research center on welfare, wellbeing, and happiness (CWWH) created in Autumn 2023) and in education (with courses for all our students on these topics in the offing), we believe that SSE offers an interesting environment to work with counseling.

Job Description

You will be responsible for providing professional counseling services. You will be part of the Student Health Team with the two Academic Advisors. Together you will work closely with the Student Union to develop and provide the necessary support to the students during their studies at SSE. Currently, we have a SSE Health Day and a Student Health Survey, we seek to find suitable activities to help us with our proactive work with the student’s wellbeing and academic progress.

The position is approximately 60 % to begin with, depending on the development and the student's needs it might increase.

Key Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Provide individual counseling to students, addressing academic, personal, and career-related challenges.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to identify and support students in need of counseling services.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and uphold the highest ethical standards in counseling practices.
  • Foster an inclusive environment that respects the unique needs and backgrounds of our students.
  • Develop and implement counseling programs and workshops to promote personal growth and mental well-being.
  • Drive change and innovation within the Student Health Team to best serve the future needs of our students and faculty.


  • Degree in counseling, psychology, or a related field.
  • Experience in counseling, preferably in an educational or academic setting.
  • High integrity and commitment to maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to foster collaboration among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Fluent in English and Swedish.
  • Good knowledge of the workings of the Swedish health-care system.

Your profile

  • Empathetic, approachable, and professional demeanor.
  • Strong drive to lead change and development in counseling services.
  • Communicative and a good listener.
  • Emotionally stable and secure.


This is a part-time, permanent employment starting with a probationary period of 6 months. We apply an ongoing selection, so don't wait to submit your application.    

About Stockholm School of Economics

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary According to agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 60
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2023/92
  • Lisa Larson, HR,,076-8437925
  • Magdalena Ranhem, EdO,
Union representative
  • Akademikerföreningen Union ,
  • ST ,
Published 22.Nov.2023
Last application date 15.Dec.2023 11:59 PM CET

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