The Bridge Community Project
The Bridge Community Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC045049

The Bridge Community Project seeks to improve the everyday wellbeing of the people of West Lothian. We do this by providing practical and relational support.

Current vacancies

Counselling Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,564 pro-rata
  • 20 Shairps Business Park, EH54 5FD or remote working
  • Closing 30th April 2021

Main purpose of role

To focus on the development of a community of private counsellors and the development of a continued professional development training program.

Background

Over the past year the Bridge has been developing the foundations for social enterprise activity and thanks to some recent funding from Adapt and Thrive we are in a position to take forward our enterprise business plan. The enterprise work will be part of the Bridge Community Project SCIO, but will have its own branding and website.

The Counselling Development worker will focus on 2 areas;

1) Community of Counsellors

2) CPD training opportunities

We recently commissioned Community Enterprise to undertake some scoping work around these areas resulting in a business plan that will be used as the basis for the enterprise development.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a range of roles as outlined below:

Community of Counsellors Development

● Scope out and implement the terms of reference for The Bridge Community of Counsellors

● Develop a core community of counsellors, creating a welcoming and safe space for counsellors and clients alike

● Establish an informal peer support group for counsellors

● Establish a library of information both physical and online ensuring that resources and information meets the needs of the counsellors and individuals accessing the library

CPD Training Development

● Scope out and develop a program of CPD training opportunities for counselors

Marketing

● Work with the Project Director to develop a marketing strategy, including ongoing development of the website

Administration

● Implement relevant admin systems for both the community of counsellors and CPD training development

● Be familiar or willing to learn our room booking system, Skedda

Sustainability

● Work alongside the Project Director to determine options for future sustainability of the enterprise

General

● Work within the ethos and culture of the Bridge Community Project

● Carry out the recommendations held within the enterprise business plan

● Work within the boundaries of confidentiality as stipulated within the Bridge Community Project policy.

● Required to observe all Health & Safety regulations and report all safety/hazards to Bridge Community Projects management group

● To attend regular meetings appropriate to the role

Job Specification

Essential

● Must be a qualified counsellor to diploma level with over 2 years experience

● Member of a national body such as COSCA/ BACP

● Must have a current, clean UK driving license and access to a vehicle

● Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

Desirable

● Competent IT skills

● Ability to be self-motivated and to work to a high standard

● Ability to demonstrate a sincere commitment to the vision and values of the Bridge Community Project

Shortlist

Wellbeing Outreach Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,564 pro-rata
  • 20 Shairps Business Park, EH54 5FD or remote working
  • Closing 30th April 2021

Main purpose of role

To focus on the development of both the Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing in the Workplace.

Background

Over the past year the Bridge has been developing the foundations for social enterprise activity and thanks to some recent funding from Adapt and Thrive we are in a position to take forward our enterprise business plan. The enterprise work will be part of the Bridge Community Project SCIO, but will have its own branding and website.

The Wellbeing Outreach Development Worker will focus on 2 areas;

Employee Assistance Program

Wellbeing in the workplace

We recently commissioned Community Enterprise to undertake some scoping work around these areas resulting in a business plan that will be used as the basis for the enterprise development.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a range of roles as outlined below:

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

● Scope out and implement the terms of reference for our employee assistance program

● Work alongside the Counselling Development Worker to build an experienced team of counsellors

● Develop relationships with organisations and generate interest in our Employee Assistance Program

● Establish appropriate administration systems

Wellbeing in the Workplace

● Develop options that will support employees and organisations to improve everyday wellbeing. This will include health fairs, workshops, seminars and personal projects

● Plan out and develop appropriate content for each option above

● Bring together a delivery action plan

● Generate interest from organisations for our Wellbeing in the workplace program

Marketing

● Work with the Project Director to develop a marketing strategy, including ongoing development of the website

Administration

● Implement relevant admin/ booking systems

Sustainability

● Work alongside the Project Director to determine options for future sustainability of the enterprise

General

● Work within the ethos and culture of the Bridge Community Project

● Carry out the recommendations held within the enterprise business plan

● Work within the boundaries of confidentiality as stipulated within the Bridge Community Project policy.

● Required to observe all Health & Safety regulations and report all safety/hazards to Bridge Community Projects management group

● To attend regular meetings appropriate to the role

Job Specification

Essential

● Have experience in development work and ideally in setting up Employee assistance programs and/or training

● Must have a current, clean UK driving license and access to a vehicle

● Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

Desirable

● Competent IT skills

● Ability to be self-motivated and to work to a high standard

● Ability to demonstrate a sincere commitment to the vision and values of the Bridge Community Project

Shortlist