Current Vacancies

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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 & Selection Process Guidelines 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.

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 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 Chair of Trustees, Don Fairley, on 01256 843125 or info@basingstokecounselling.org.uk