Vacancies

Finance Administrator  

28 to 35 hrs per week  

Salary £20,620 FTE per annum pro rata to 28 or 35 hours per week  

Permanent contract  

A fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant office, supporting the work of our charity at a time when the community has never needed us more. Come and be a part of making that difference.  

The successful applicant will have good attention to detail, be able to prioritise their workload, and have excellent communication skills.  

You will have proven finance administration and IT skills (including Office 365, Excel and Word) and experience of accounting software.  You will work alongside the existing Finance Administrator, reporting to the Head of Finance & Operations.  

We are open to conversations surrounding flexible working.  

GCS can offer 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.  

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

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Please email completed applications 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 3rd December 2021, 12 noon   

BANK/STAFF COUNSELLOR – Adult Open-Ended and Time Limited Services 

REPORTING TO: Clinical Services Manager 

PURPOSE:  To provide 50-minute counselling sessions in our self-referral Open-Ended Adult Counselling Service and/or our Time Limited Adult Counselling Service offering brief focused counselling over a 12-week model. 

TIME & LOCATION:   Variable times minimum 6 client per week, remote or in our venues at Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Stroud or Cirencester.  

SALARY:  Staff Counsellor Contract: Staff counsellors are employed on a permanent variable hours contract paid at £18.00 per session plus £2.17 per hour holiday entitlement totalling £20.17 per hour. Fortnightly Clinical Supervision is provided at our Stroud Venue or remotely. You need to be available for a minimum of 6 clients per week. 

Bank Staff Counsellor Contract: Bank Staff Counsellors are employed on a zero hours contract at £23 per session plus £2.78 per hour holiday entitlement totalling £25.78 per hour – which includes a contribution toward the cost of your clinical supervision and a 3-way clinical agreement will need to be in place with your external supervisor. Ideally you will offer 6 client sessions per week. 

VACANCY: STAFF and BANK COUNSELLOR POSTS 

We offer two different types of contract and we are recruiting for both staff and bank counsellors locally and nationwide.  

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).  

GCS provides high quality counselling at affordable cost to the people of Gloucestershire and its surrounds. Each year, we provide over 12,000 counselling sessions to children, families, couples and individual adults. We also have a contract to provide counselling to victims of sexual violence, domestic violence and those whose mental health has been impacted by Covid. The counselling service is BACP accredited and employs more than 60 counsellors and clinical supervisors.  

GCS delivers both open-ended and time-limited counselling services underpinned by an understanding of psychodynamic principles. Therefore, we are recruiting locally and nationally.     

GCS is also a major provider of counselling training offering a range of courses from counselling skills training to an accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and ongoing regular CPD.  

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 our service.  

You need to be able to offer counselling remotely and/or face-to-face and have sufficient IT skills to be comfortable working in a paperless manner. The applicant should have a minimum of one year’s experience post qualifying and a willingness to work in an open ended and short-term model. These posts will operate within the wider counselling staff team with an emphasis on seeing adult clients for funded time-limited counselling where demand is high with some open-ended long term available. 

 We offer face to face counselling in our venues across the County and remotely also via Telelphone and video call.                        

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

We offer a contributory pension, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata) with additional days leave over the Christmas period when the service shuts down. We also offer a good working environment with an office base in Stroud and several satellite counselling venues, the option to work from home as appropriate, plus IT and administrative support. 

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

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].

SUPERVISORS

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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