Charity registered in Scotland SC011989
Member of Relationships Scotland, regulated by COSCA. Established in 1947, based in the centre of Edinburgh’s New Town, we recently ceased being known as Couple Counselling Lothian, re-launching on 29th February 2016 as Bright Light Relationship Counselling as this more accurately reflects our energy as a professional counselling organisation and wider range of counselling services – we are no longer predominantly couple counselling. A meteor streaked through the skies of Scotland the night we launched Bright Light. Hopefully a good omen.
Relationships are what matter most to us all and at Bright Light relationship counselling we help over 6000 people living in Edinburgh and the Lothians per year get the most out of the relationships that they recognise matter most to them – we support for example, individuals, couples, children of all ages, grandparents, siblings, kinship carers, adult children with their parents, looked after children, aunties, uncles, friends, carers and other professionals. Helping with relationship issues before they reach crisis point. Issues such as family communication, physical and/or mental abuse, child and adolescent behaviour, mental health, parenting issues, gender issues, physical illness and disability, separation, divorce, step family life, fostering, adoption, kinship care, loss of a loved one.
Bright Light is a Member of Relationships Scotland, regulated by COSCA. Established in 1947, based in the centre of Edinburgh’s New Town, we launched our new name on 29th February 2016 as Bright Light Relationship Counselling as this accurately reflects our energy as a professional counselling health and wellbeing organisation and the wider range of services we provide. – we are no longer predominantly couple counselling. A meteor streaked through the skies of Scotland the night of we launched Bright Light. Hopefully a good omen.
Relationships are what matter most to us all and at Bright Light relationship counselling we help over 6000 people living in Edinburgh and the Lothians per year get the most out of the relationships that they recognise matter most to them – we support individual people, couples, children of all ages, grandparents, siblings, kinship carers, adult children with their parents, looked after children, aunties, uncles, friends …. Whoever needs us. Helping with relationship challenges – trust, communication, parenting, physical and/or mental health issues, abuse, addiction, gender identity, physical illness, loss, disability, separation, divorce – supporting people before issues reach crisis point and family/relationship breakdown whenever possible but if things have gone beyond that point we help with positive separation/parenting apart.
Based in the centre of Edinburgh with frequent public transport.
Are You ?
A pro-active, energetic, creative, systems and problem solving person who likes to shape things and strives to deliver first class customer care? Do you have excellent organisational and communication skills, can multi task and lead our committed, dynamic admin team?. It’s a must that you have extensive administrative and staff management/leadership experience and comfortable using your own initiative. Our current Lead Administrator has been promoted and are you that special person we are looking for to shape the next step of our successful front of house client experience.
The Role -
Reporting to the CEO and working closely with our Counselling Manager, you will be a key member of our Bright Light small but dynamic Senior Management Team.
The role has distinct areas:
In return we offer a warm family-like environment as internal relationships within Bright Light matter to us. A place to grow your skills, shape our front of house experience, lead and develop your committed and energetic team, be part of a charity that is helping people with real life challenges and is making a real difference.
Annual Leave : 22 days per year plus 8 public holidays (pro rata)
Further information about Bright Light can be found on our website bright-light.org.uk
This is your unique opportunity to come and join the Bright Light family, helping to shape the next step of our successful journey. Reporting to the CEO, you will be a key member of the Bright Light small but dynamic Senior Management Team, responsible for daily delivery of first class counselling/family therapy/life coaching and wellbeing services. Direct line management of the Family Therapy Lead and “Selfie” Young People’s Coach. Equally, you will also deputise for the CEO taking the lead on agreed specific areas of work. You will not normally be expected to deliver counselling or supervision personally within Bright Light.
Leading the operational services of Bright Light delivering a first class quality service, achieving and promoting good practice, fully evaluating and evidencing the difference we make to people’s lives (impact) and achieving referrals/service/contribution user levels to agreed set targets. To develop partnerships and input to key networks/consultations as agreed with CEO. Contribute to the ongoing growth and success of Bright Light, developing new areas of work to meet the continuing changing needs of our clients and of the organisation. Key member of the Senior Management Team.
A full Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.
An exciting opportunity to use your first class operational, management and people skills combined with professional counselling clinical expertise to support the Bright Light counselling team. You will make sure we deliver first class customer care to our counselling and family therapy clients - the people who choose Bright Light to help with life’s challenges.
Lots of opportunity to use your initiative, problem solving ability, creativity and “can do” approach. In return we offer you a warm supportive welcome, dynamic committed people to work with, and room to grow and develop further.