Current Vacancies

 

Counselling Manager

Basingstoke Counselling Service, a member of the National Counselling Network, has been serving the community since 1985. We offer one-to-one and couples counselling for adults, via a team of volunteer counsellors who provide a professional and affordable service. Our volunteer counsellors are supervised and practise within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. We are exceptionally proud of the service that we offer to those living in and around Basingstoke, provided by a strong team with excellent collaboration.

We also have a long heritage of providing highly regarded training courses from one-day CPD workshops through to a three-year BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

We are seeking a suitably experienced counselling professional who has the skills and experience to effectively manage all aspects of the counselling function at BCS.  For more detailed information about the role please see the Job Description and Person Specification

Role title Counselling Manager
Reporting to Service Co-Directors
Employer Basingstoke Counselling Service
Location Goldings, London Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AN
Working hours 15 hours per week, preferably spread over three days of Monday-Thursday (ideally including a Tuesday)
Salary £31,500 to £33,000 FTE per annum (dependent on experience), plus contributory pension scheme (based on 15 hours per week)
Term of contract Permanent
Holidays 25 working days pro rata per annum plus Christmas closure and public holiday entitlement (also on a pro rata basis)
Start date As soon as possible
Closing date for applications 9am on Monday 18th October 2021
Interview date Monday 25th October 2021 (please indicate on your application if you are unable to attend on this date)

If you wish to submit an application for consideration, please download an Application Form and email your completed form to louise.hewitson@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.


Volunteer Counsellor Positions

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

Attending weekly group supervision is a requirement when counselling clients at BCS. We currently have spaces within the following groups: Mondays 4.15-5.45pm, Wednesdays 2.15-3.45pm, Thursdays 12.45-2.15pm.

For further details on applying, please see the Application and Selection 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 two months. 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 are also unable to predict what spaces we may have available in supervision groups too far in advance.

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

If you wish to submit an application for consideration, 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.