We are seeking an innovative and skilled Head of Training to lead and develop our Training Services. We are looking for an experienced, credible and confident leader to ensure the ongoing delivery and development of our established and highly respected training services. With strategic and creative leadership, you will develop and implement our learning vision in line with the organisations charitable and strategic aims.

You will develop and nurture strong relationships with local and national partners across the sector and beyond, collaborating to uncover new opportunities and look to extend the reach and diversity of our offer.
We are looking for a transformational leader who will bring new and innovative ideas about service delivery and how our training portfolio might evolve over the next 5 – 10 years, drawing on best practice and areas of need across the sector. You will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to organise and coordinate our training services and improve the portfolio offered.

You will need to be practical, flexible and have excellent people skills. We aim to deliver the exceptional every day and it permeates into everything we do. Whilst ensuring the team is motivated to deliver their best, you’ll plan ahead, managing the progamme budget and evaluating and reporting on success.

As a confident communicator and networker, with excellent interpersonal skills, you will build strong, lasting relationships and work collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders. This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious person with energy and intellect to develop and progress a growing team. You will be supported by an established team of course leads and administrators. Above all, you’ll have a customer focus in all you do, which will be the driving force in developing our programme, widening our learning offer and attracting new audiences.

Hours: Part Time from 21 hours to 28 hours and has the potential to grow. Stroud based.
Annual Leave: 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) we offer a flexible working environment.
Salary: F.T.E. £27,300 pro rata. Closing date: 12th March 2020. Interviews week commencing 23rd March.

For an informal discussion please contact Emma Griffiths (Chief Executive) on 01453 766310 or email [email protected]

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We are looking for experienced counsellors to join our services.  We have vacancies for counsellors to work with Adults, Couples, Families and Children and Young People across Gloucestershire.

Counsellors MUST be accredited with BACP, BPC or an equivalent professional body.

For an informal discussion please contact Amanda Cook or Denise Kilgannon (Heads of Counselling) on [email protected] or [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] or Denise Kilgannon on [email protected] (Heads of Counselling) 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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