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Head of Counselling

Due to the growth in our services, we are looking to recruit a Head of Counselling to 
provide leadership for the Counselling Service, represent the Clinical perspective 
within our Senior Leadership Team and contribute to the strategic development of the organisation.

We are seeking an individual with experience of leadership, holding Clinical 
Governance within organisations and someone who is interested in the Counselling 
landscape both locally and nationally to support and develop our Counselling Service. 

The role requires an individual who enjoys working both at a strategic level while 
maintaining a focus on the day-to-day operations of the Counselling Service. 
The role is advertised between 21 – 35 hours so this could be a full-time or part time 
post, please indicate your availability on your application. We are open to 
conversations surrounding working hours and flexible working.

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.

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. 

Further details about the role and an application form can be found on our website

To be considered for the role please complete the application form and submit to

Please contact if you would like to book in an informal 
conversation about the role with our Chief Executive.

Deadline: until 7th June 2022. Submit your application as soon as possible, as 
recruitment may close early if a suitable candidate is found. Applications will only by 
considered on applications forms – please DO NOT send your CV. 

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.