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School Counselling Project Manager

THE ROLE - Part-time (22.5 hours per week) / Fixed-term until 31 March 2024 (with the possibility of extension) / Job description and application pack (including details on our benefits) are available to download from our website.

Established in 1996, Dialogue School Counselling is a BACP accredited school counselling service covering Sussex and Surrey. We are looking for an enthusiastic School Counselling Project Manager to join our experienced and supportive counselling team to coordinate and deliver an innovative and clinically excellent mental health and wellbeing service. The post holder will manage counselling contracts, build and maintain relationships with schools, line manage Dialogue school counsellors, and ensure the highest quality counselling service is delivered to schools, children and young people.

This is a hybrid role with flexibility between working in the office and at home. It will include frequent travel to school locations. The preferred working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, but can be discussed at interview. 

ABOUT YOU - We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything described, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

The successful applicant will be a confident, organised individual with some experience of project development work, including project monitoring, evaluation and reporting. You will already have experience of supporting vulnerable young people to include working with risk issues such as self-harming and substance misuse, along with experience of Trauma-Informed practice. Our ideal candidate will also be confident in safeguarding, risk management and multi-agency working. Applicants will need to have experience in service management, and it is desirable but not essential to have a counselling or therapeutic background. If you are a qualified counsellor, you must have BACP membership or be registered with another recognised professional body such as HCPC or UKCP.

f you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please contact Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at

CLOSING DATE - 12 December 2023 at midnight.  We reserve the right to close this advert early if a successful candidate is found, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

An inclusive workplace - We are committed to policies and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion and to supporting our people to make sure our culture is consistent with this commitment. We encourage applications from people from all sections of the communities that we serve. We particularly welcome applications from People of Colour and minoritised white communities, people who are LGBTQU+, and people with disabilities and neurodiversities because these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce. 

Accessibility - If you require assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact us. If you are local to our Head Office in Hove, we can provide you with a paper copy of the job advert and application form. If you are not local, we can post these to your preferred address. If you require these documents in another format, please let us know.

For more information on our efforts to build an inclusive workplace, and how we can support you with your application, please see the application pack.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (including the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).