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Head of Counselling Vacancy (maternity cover)

Role title Head of Counselling (maternity cover)
Reporting to Board of Trustees
Employer Basingstoke Counselling Service
Location Goldings, London Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AN
Working hours 12 hours per week, preferably spread over three days but is negotiable (fewer hours will be considered with a minimum of 8 hours per week and duties reduced accordingly)
Salary £8,160 – £9,600 per annum (dependent on experience), plus contributory pension scheme (based on 12 hours per week)
Term of contract 9 – 12 months
Holidays 25 working days pro rata per annum plus public holiday entitlement (also on a pro rata basis)
Start date Ideally week commencing 15th October 2018, with earlier handover dates to be agreed. A later start date can be agreed if necessary.
To apply Please fill out the application form, which can be found below.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact our Head of Training, Julia Charlesworth on 01256 843125 or

Closing date for applications 9am on Wednesday 26th September 2018
Interview date Monday 1st October 2018

To apply: Please click the links for a full Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form. The information you provide on this application form is the only information we will use in deciding whether you will be shortlisted for an interview, as we do not accept CVs. It is therefore important that you complete the form fully.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact our Head of Training, Julia Charlesworth on 01256 843125 or

Completed applications should be emailed to: or sent by post marked Private and Confidential to:

Julia Charlesworth
Basingstoke Counselling Service
London Road
Basingstoke RG21 4AN

N.B.  Our office and counselling rooms are located on the first floor of a Grade II Listed building owned by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council. Regrettably there is no disabled access.


Teaching Opportunities
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 2018 – 2021

Basingstoke Counselling Service is a busy, vibrant counselling and training organisation at the heart of the community. We have over 20 years’ experience in providing highly respected, comprehensive counselling training in the psychodynamic discipline.

We are currently running a Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory and our Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling will commence in September 2018.  We are looking for talented experienced teaching staff to help deliver the high-quality training for which Basingstoke Counselling Service has a reputation.  The Diploma will take place on a Monday evening in Basingstoke.

If this is something you may be interested in please contact Julia Charlesworth on the details below for an initial discussion.

Telephone:      01256 843125



Volunteer Counsellor positions

BCS welcomes applications from qualified or trainee counsellors to join our committed team of Volunteer Counsellors.

For further details on applying, please see the Application and Selection Process – Guidelines for Applicants and External Assessment Guidelines for Applicants.

Please also see the Counsellors Expectations of BCS and BCS Expectations of Counsellors document, which describes what BCS provides for counsellors who undertake counselling of BCS clients, and what BCS in turn expects of such counsellors.

Please note that we are unable to consider applications from counsellors in training unless trainees are able to start the placement within approximately six weeks. Applications made too far in advance mean that it is difficult for us to predict how trainees would develop over the intervening months and it is important for us to get as good an understanding as possible of where trainees are at the point at which they would begin seeing clients at BCS.

We offer a payment scheme for qualified counsellors; please enquire if you would like further details.

If you wish to apply, please download an Application Form and email your completed form to or send it by post to Basingstoke Counselling Service, Goldings, London Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AN.

We will respond to all enquiries as soon as possible, but as all our staff are part-time, this may take a few days.

If you have any queries or would like an informal chat prior to applying, please contact our Head of Counselling on 01256 843125 or

N.B.  Our office and counselling rooms are located on the first floor of a Grade II Listed building owned by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.  Regrettably there is no disabled access.


Trustee positions (voluntary)

We always welcome expressions of interest from people who would be interested in becoming a Trustee for Basingstoke Counselling Service.

The main function of the Trustee Board is to govern the charity and to determine its strategic direction. In support of BCS’s aims, its Trustees also have a responsibility to ensure financial viability and compliance with relevant legislation. The Board strives to maintain an appropriate balance of skills and expertise at its disposal, and currently would be particularly, though not exclusively, interested in people with experience of running a business and/or in marketing or financial control. Residence and established contacts within the Basingstoke area would be an advantage but not essential.

The Board meets four times a year and on other occasions to address specific subjects where necessary. Trustees are also encouraged to lend their specific expertise by way of advice and mentoring to the small part-time management team, and have a visible presence amongst the volunteer counsellors and staff.

For more information, please contact our Acting Chair of Trustees, Jim Bellis, on 01256 843125 or