Sandhurst Counselling Service

Finding your way in troubled times

Vacancy for Clinical Manager

Clinical Manager (P/T total package circa £18-20,000pa)

Due to retirement a vacancy has become available for a well organised, committed and thoughtful person to manage the clinical aspects of Sandhurst Counselling Service (SCS).

We provide Integrative counselling/psychotherapy to the community of Sandhurst and its environs, and operate fully in accordance with BACP guidelines. We currently have 14 counsellors and aim to increase the number of counselling sessions held, historically around 1,000pa, from facilities provided by St Michael’s church. Most counsellors are trainees and are supported by one of our three supervisors in groups of three counsellors.

We are an independent registered charity, established in 2011, from a service that was run by St Michael’s church for the previous 20 years. Our services are provided free at the point of delivery, and clients are asked to contribute towards the costs according to their means. SCS receives a number of grants and is active in fund raising.

The Clinical Manager works approximately 12 hours per week on a flexible basis and is responsible for the management of all clinical aspects of the work including:

  • Receiving client assessments and allocating clients to counsellors;
  • Recruitment of counsellors, and management of their training and professional development;
  • Recruitment of supervisors, and management of supervision groups.

This is a key management role which reports to the Chair of Trustees along with the Administration Manager. In addition the Clinical Manager may assess new clients, and undertake supervision for the counsellors.

We are looking for a well organised, committed and thoughtful UKCP qualified Integrative Psychotherapist with significant experience of running groups, supervision, and with strong people management skills. It is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the Clinical Manager shall profess the Christian faith and be a member of a recognised Christian church in order to maintain the Christian ethos of the service in operation.

The trustees are looking to further develop SCS including expanding the number of counsellors, undertaking commissioned work for the local NHS and local authority (Pilot currently underway), and through the development of wrap-around services. This will create opportunities to further develop the role, and the hours worked.

Please see attached Role Description and Person Specification.

We anticipate the role will be self-employed with a monthly fee for management services (£800-£1,000) and additional fees for supervision and assessments undertaken giving a total annual remuneration of around £18-20,000pa.

To apply please send a CV and personal statement to indicating how you meet our requirements and outlining your interest in our position.

Closing date for applications 28th June 2019

If you wish to discuss the role informally please contact David Percival, Chair of Trustees, on 01344 779658.


David Percival

Chair of Trustees

Role Description and Person Specification