Wellspring Scotland
Wellspring Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC012522

Wellspring is a charity based in Edinburgh which provides affordable and high-quality psychotherapy and counselling. We offer a range of approaches to psychotherapy to adults, children, young people, families, couples and groups, as well as supervision to counsellors.

Current vacancies

Therapists Vacancies in Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th February 2023

Wellspring opened 45 years ago, in 1978. Several generations of psychotherapists and counsellors have come, stayed, and later, moved on, leaving their lasting imprint, and contributing to the growth of the present community of therapists, volunteers and trainees.

Wellspring is a centre for psychotherapy and counselling, providing long and short-term therapy to individuals, couples and families and is an organisational member of COSCA and BACP. Wellspring also provides clinical and supervisory services to other organisations.

The team of over twenty part-time therapists holds a common purpose, which is to provide a high standard of professional practice that respects the individual as a unique and whole person. The therapists encompass a wide range of professional expertise and strive to foster an environment in which the variety of approaches are respected and valued. All our therapists meeting every week for an hours or so at 12.15 on a Wednesday at our offices, which enables us to maintain relationships with each other and build upon our strong Wellspring Community ethos.

Wellspring is recognised as a centre of excellence, offering, at reduced cost, high quality therapy.

We are looking for therapists that can provide a minimum of 8 hours a week, both evening and day time hours.

We will host you in our beautiful Georgian terrace just off Leith Walk. Our premises offer a range of pleasant rooms for you to work from, which include art therapy rooms and large space for group therapy to take place, as well as calm, warm spaces for you and your clients to work together. We also have a waiting room and kitchen facilities with free refreshments.

We provide your clients to you, so there is no marketing or looking for clients to support for you to do and our Clinical Managers are always on hand to provide support should you need it, together with our admin team.

Wellspring is a great place to work, where you will be valued and appreciated. We do not restrict our therapists to provide certain types of therapy, as long as you have the necessary training and qualifications, we’d love to hear from you.

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Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th August 2021

Wellspring is looking to appoint a Chair to lead our small board of trustees which supports and shapes the future of Wellspring.

Wellspring is a leading Centre for the provision of affordable high-quality psychotherapy and counselling to individuals, couples, groups, families and young people. We were established in 1978 and are based in the Leith area of Edinburgh.

The Board is responsible for the financial and legal welfare of Wellspring and for the broad operational strategy. The Board is also ultimately responsible for ensuring that Wellspring is fulfilling its objectives as stated in the Articles of Association. The Board works closely with the Clinical Services Managers, Office Supervisor and Administrator and open communication is an important factor in the Board's ability to perform its duties.

The Chair will typically be active for 1-2 hours per week, plus attend scheduled board meetings in Edinburgh (or virtually) every 6-8 weeks and an annual AGM. The Chair will provide leadership by ensuring that everyone remains focused on the delivery of Wellspring’s charitable purposes and will plan and manage the annual cycle of board meetings in liaison with the Office Supervisor and Clinical Managers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership to Wellspring and the board by ensuring that everyone remains focused on the delivery of the Wellspring’s charitable purposes
  • Chairing and facilitating board meetings
  • Giving direction to board policy-making
  • Checking that decisions taken at meetings are implemented
  • Bringing impartiality and objectivity to decision-making
  • With assistance from the Office Supervisor and Clinical Managers:
    • Planning the annual cycle of board meetings and other general meetings where required, for example annual general meeting
    • Setting agendas for board and other general meetings
  • Addressing conflict if it arises within the board and within Wellspring, and liaising with appropriate colleagues to achieve this

What are we looking for?

  • Leadership skills
  • Experience on a board of trustees
  • Experience of chairing meetings
  • A commitment to the aims and values of Wellspring
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • An ability to think creatively
  • A willingness to speak openly and constructively
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

What difference will you make?

Help support and shape the future of Wellspring which provides affordable high-quality psychotherapy and counselling to individuals; couples, groups, families and young people.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

An opportunity to use your knowledge and experience to make a real difference to, and help shape the future of Wellspring.

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Counsellor/Psychotherapist

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th August 2022

Wellspring opened almost 45 years ago, in 1978. Several generations of psychotherapists and counsellors have come, stayed, and later, moved on, leaving their lasting imprint, and contributing to the growth of the present community of therapists, volunteers and trainees.

Wellspring is recognised as a centre of excellence, offering, at reduced cost, high quality therapy.

The weekly meetings, brings everyone together to address organisational and clinical matters; a form that includes a diversity of views, differences and which offers dynamic discussion, depth of inquiry and on-going support in managing oneself in the clinical work.

Wellspring is looking for qualified and experienced registered self- employed counsellors/psychotherapists, art therapist, preferably with a minimum of 2 years’ experience, to join our team.

Applicants should either be accredited or eligible to apply for accreditation with a Professional body such as COSCA, BACP or UKCP.

We are looking for therapists who are experienced in working both short and long term and who can work a minimum of 8 hours/week.

Every Wednesday from 12.15pm to 1.30pm there is a therapists’ meeting which provides a forum for clinical discussion and for dealing with organisational issues. This is mandatory and unpaid.

Clients self-refer and present with a wide range of issues. Therapists carry out their own assessment of clients and are responsible for their own notes and record keeping.

Wellspring is a centre for psychotherapy and counselling, providing long and short-term therapy to individuals, couples and families and is an organisational member of COSCA and BACP. Wellspring also provides clinical and supervisory services to other organisations.

The team of over twenty part-time therapists holds a common purpose, which is to provide a high standard of professional practice that respects the individual as a unique and whole person. The therapists encompass a wide range of professional expertise and strive to foster an environment in which the variety of approaches are respected and valued.

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Business Manager

  • Part time
  • Circa £45,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh, including a blend of home and office working
  • Closing 26th September 2022

Wellspring is a leading Centre for the provision of affordable high-quality psychotherapy and counselling to individuals; couples, groups, families and young people. We were established in 1978 and are based in a listed building in the Leith area of Edinburgh.

This is an exciting time to join Wellspring – we are looking for an experienced Business Manager to review our current business model and work with the Board to develop Wellspring to thrive into the future. Our clinical services are excellent, we have a small but brilliant team but we are missing a leader to oversee the day to day operations, develop the business and plan for the future.

The position will be fixed term for one year initially but there may be scope to extend this following the implementation of a new business plan that the Business Manager will play a vital role in developing.

You will have experience of developing and implementing successful business development strategies, leading teams and a proven ability to think strategically whilst also able to oversee day to day operations. Experience of working in a similar organisation would be an advantage but is not essential.

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