Counselling Lead

Salary:                        Pay Scale £23,088 per annum pro rata

Hours:                        Part-time (16 hours per week days/hours to be negotiated, ideally 4 days pw)

Location:                    Melksham, Wiltshire

Reporting to:             Chief Executive

Responsible for:       Management of Counselling Service, Volunteer Counsellors

Contract type:           Fixed-term for 12 months with possibility of extension

Role Summary:

Wiltshire Mind is a local mental health charity.  Our Counselling Service is a busy, well-established counselling service for people across the county of Wiltshire.  We also provide counselling training placements to trainees on counselling diplomas.

We are recruiting a Counselling Lead to coordinate, lead and expand our counselling service.  This is position requires an experienced practitioner (BACP registered/member).  It is essential to have experience of Integrative Counselling, supervision of counsellors and working in an organisational setting, along with a willingness to embrace and develop a broad range of counselling models.  The successful candidate will hold a small caseload of complex cases but will spend most of their time assessing new clients and supporting our counsellors.  Experience and practice in mentoring trainees and counsellor supervision is also integral to the role.  The successful candidate will work closely with a Counselling Service Co-ordinator who will work to help co-ordinate the day to day function of the service.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate high levels of professionalism.  Close liaison with the Chief Executive and the Office Co-ordinator will be an integral part of the work.

The role is subject to receiving satisfactory references, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a probationary period.

Initial hours will be 16 hours per week, but there is scope for additional hours in the future, subject to the requirements and demands of a growing service.

Some even work may be required.

For full Job Description and Person Spec see link:

2017 New Counselling Service Lead


How to apply:  Please send a CV together with a covering letter by email or letter to:

Carolyn Beale, Wiltshire Mind, Part 1st Floor, 2nd Floor, 21-23 High Street, Melksham SN12 6JY.

01225 706532  Email: