Join us as Clinical Services Manager

Due to the growth in our services, we are recruiting for a Clinical Services Manager to join our Counselling Management Team. This could be a full-time post or a part time job share, please indicate your availability on the application form.

Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS) is a major provider of counselling and counselling training within the county. We have a number of services within our portfolio which cover work with adults, children, families and couples. We engage with clients directly and through the contracts that we hold with a range of organisations such as GP practices, workplaces, statutory services and schools. Our ethos as a charity combines our commitment to serving the community of Gloucestershire with our belief in the principles of high-quality, affordable counselling. Our Counselling Services are BACP Accredited, and we expect our Counsellors to hold personal professional accreditation too.

The Clinical Service Manager (CSM) role is a senior position within the organisation, providing clinical management and involving day-to-day operational management of the Counselling Services department. The Clinical Service Management is provided by a team, each holding pre-defined responsibility for areas of the range of services and then sharing oversight of broader responsibilities.

The role will be contracted from 21-35 hours per week with a FTE salary of £30,103 pro rata to the hours agreed. We are open to conversations regarding working hours and flexibility.

As the Clinical Service Manager role focuses specifically on clinical responsibility within Counselling Services, it requires someone with significant clinical experience and knowledge, excellent time management and organisation skills, and very strong interpersonal skills. GCS are open to supporting a clinician to develop their management skills through ongoing training and support from the Clinical Service Manager team.

GCS offers a friendly and supportive work environment in the centre of Stroud, 25 days annual leave (pro rata), a contributory pension and a chance to be part of a worthwhile organisation making a real difference to people’s lives.

To be considered for the role please complete the application form and submit to [email protected]

We will only be shortlisting from completed application forms, please do not only send your CV.

Closing date for completed applications: Friday 1st October 2021

GCS aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Unfortunately, our office premises in Stroud have restricted access.


COUNSELLORS – Open-Ended & Time Limited Adult Counselling Service

GCS provides high quality counselling at affordable cost to the people of Gloucestershire and its surrounds and is the major provider of counselling services in the county. GCS provides over 12,000 counselling sessions each year to children, families, couples and individual adults. The counselling service is BACP accredited and employs more than 60 counsellors and a team of supervisors. 

We are experiencing increasing demand for both our Open-Ended Adult Counselling Service which is psychodynamic and our Time Limited Adult Counselling Service offering brief focused counselling over a 12-week model. As a result, we are looking to increase the number of experienced counsellors working within these services. 

We offer both in person and counselling online via telephone and video call using Teams, you need to be able to offer counselling remotely and have sufficient IT skills to be comfortable working in a paperless manner.  

We will continue to offer a remote counselling service post pandemic, as well as face to face counselling in our venues across the County, therefore we are recruiting locally and nationally.       

We are seeking to fill these roles with qualified, enthusiastic and motivated individuals committed to providing high quality counselling within a professional community of counsellors. You will need to have a sound professional counselling training to diploma level and a good understanding of the psychodynamic approach. You will also have achieved BACP, BPC Accreditation or be an NCS Accredited Professional Registrant (or equivalent professional accreditation).  

Ours is a long-established and highly respected service where you will be supported in your role through regular line management, clinical management and access to professional training and development. 

How to apply: Applications are by completion of an application form available to download along with further details of the role, job description and person specification. 

Please email completed applications to [email protected].

COUNSELLORS – Child & Family Counselling Service

We are looking to recruit experienced part-time counsellors within the Child & Family Service (C&FS) at GCS to work across our venues. 

The C&FS offers a counselling service to families, including adults, children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in family life.  Our counsellors provide individual, specialist therapeutic intervention for individuals or multiples of the family unit. 

Group supervision is provided on a fortnightly basis.

The appointed counsellor should be: 

  • BACP accredited or equivalent. 
  • An experienced counsellor and 
  • Have a family systemic training or 
  • Child and Adolescence post graduate qualification 
  • Have a enhanced DBS clearance.  
  • Experience of working with this age group and  
  • Flexible and motivated to develop the role.  

How to apply:

Applications are by completion of an application form available to download along with the job description and person specification. Please email completed applications to [email protected].


We are looking for supervisors who would be interested in talking to us about joining the supervision team for both the BPC-accredited Dipolma in Psychodynamic Counselling and for existing experienced counsellors working within our service.  Supervisors must be experienced in supervising Psychodynamic work and be either BPC-accredited or registrants of an equivalent body such as UKCP or BACP.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Amanda Cook on [email protected] , Denise Kilgannon on [email protected] or Joanne Kelly on [email protected] (Clinical Services Managers) or call 01453 766310.

GCS aims to be an equal opportunity employer but unfortunately not all our premises are accessible. Further information can be provided.  GCS welcomes applications from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.

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