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Top job! Course Director

  • Part time
  • £45,000 pro-rata
  • 14 North Claremont Street, Glasgow G3 7LE
  • Closing 26th April 2019

  • Advertised from 3rd April 2019
  • Hours: 14-20 negotiable


Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA) is a third sector volunteer led organisation which works with individuals, families and communities to promote health and wellbeing. We offer direct support for people to abstain from alcohol or reduce their alcohol consumption. We provide training, education and work with other agencies and communities to achieve our main aim of reducing harm caused by alcohol and drugs. We currently have over 60 volunteers and over 50 staff, all dedicated to the success of the agency. GCA is proud to be the oldest organisational member of COSCA and as such abides by the Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice.


GCA has been delivering accredited training for over 30 years. GCA was the first organisational member of COSCA, a relationship which has grown over the years to include a range of training opportunities in this time. GCA adheres to the COSCA Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice.

Currently GCA delivers the following training courses;

  • COSCA Counselling Supervision
  • COSCA Counselling Skills
  • COSCA Group Counselling Skills
  • COSCA Further Steps in Counselling
  • COSCA SACC Advanced Alcohol Course

These are only a few of the wide range of training courses and opportunities available

Course Director

Reporting To: CEO

GCA are looking to attract an experienced Course Director to write and deliver the GCA Integrative Diploma in Psychotherapy. This course has been submitted to COSCA’s validation panel and it is expected to receive initial pre validation in May 2019. The goal is to commence the course at the end of September 2019.

The individuals interested in this post must be registered as an accredited Counsellor/trainer with COSCA/BACP/BABCP/UKCP and hold a Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy, as well as a professional qualification in training. The individual should have a minimum of two years’ post registration clinical experience in counselling.

Additionally the individual will be required to hold a PVG registration.

Application notes

To apply, please submit CV and a covering letter which outlines how you meet the person specification and why you are interested in this opportunity, to Gary Meek CEO,

Should you wish to have an informal discussion about the role please email to arrange a telephone appointment.

Closing date for applications: Friday 26th April 2019

Date of shortlist meeting to select candidates for interview: Wednesday 1st May 2019

Date of interviews: Tuesday 7th May 2019

Date for feedback for candidates selected for interview: Monday 13th May 2019

Date of appointment: TBC

N.B If you have not received a phone call/email inviting to interview by 5pm on Thursday 2nd May 2019 your application has not been successful.