Current Vacancies

Part Time Service Administrator

We are seeking a motivated, experienced Administrator to support the services we offer on a job share basis with another Administrator, reporting to the Service Manager.

Main Tasks

  • To maintain confidentiality within the Service
  • To assist the Service Manager, Head of Counselling, Head of Training when required with their associated administration
  • To provide ongoing administration and support to Counsellors and Trainees
  • To make, receive and progress telephone calls and emails to clients. Responding to all enquiries, as per procedure, identify and take appropriate action or ensure the action is taken by the appropriate person
  • Energy to speak with local organisations and businesses to fundraise and promote our charity
  • Excellent verbal and written skills required when assisting updating text for the website and training events held by the Service
  • Arrange initial consultation appointments between clients and Counsellors
  • Data tasks including; To input and manage client database, produce monthly statistical reports on counselling activities

Hours: 10 hours per week to be worked over 2 days preferably Mondays and Wednesdays however this can be negotiated (core hours 10am to 2pm)

Salary: £4,420 per annum

To Apply: Please download our Service Administrator Application Form 2018 and review Service Administrator Person Specification 2018

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 12th November. Interviews to be held on Monday 19th November

Please send your completed application form to Ellie Bradley the Service Manager: ellie.bradley@basingstokecounselling.org.uk


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

Email:             julia.charlesworth@basingstokecounselling.org.uk


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 info@basingstokecounselling.org.uk or send it by post to Basingstoke Counselling Service, Goldings, London Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AN.

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

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 info@basingstokecounselling.org.uk