This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Livingston
  • Closing 3rd January 2022

  • Advertised from 3rd December 2021


S.M.I.L.E. Counselling has been providing a free counselling service to the Children and Young People of West Lothian over the last 6 years. Each year has been met with an increasing demand for our services and there has been no exception during the pandemic. Concentrating on the Scottish Government guidelines approaching the major lockdown months our Board of Trustees proactively worked with our Founder/CEO to develop a strategy ensuring that access to a therapeutic counselling service could continue particularly as we anticipated other services temporarily closing.

We have also been developing and expanding our self-funding and Training framework.

Of course, Young People are continuing to encounter mental well-being challenges, and the lifting of the lockdown restrictions has only highlighted the importance of the work our Board, Management, Counsellors, Trainers and Volunteers do.

We have this year:

  • relocated to larger premises, trebling the size of our client space
  • set up a Walk and Talk (Outreach) service
  • created a counselling room taking account of the needs of neuro-divergent clients
  • increased our School Counselling partnerships within West Lothian
  • being named as a preferred supplier in 2 local authority areas
  • engaged with local businesses and organisations to deliver mental well-being training
  • designed, delivered, and have had validated an SQA Mental Wellbeing and Health Course
  • delivered COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills Courses
  • increased our focus on self-funding with appointment of Marketing and Fundraising Co-ordinator

Application notes

S.M.I.L.E promotes inclusion, and we are looking for individuals from a variety of backgrounds to join us and continue to shape and grow our Counselling and Training charity. Further information can be found in our attached Trustee Pack.

If you require any further information in addition to the Trustee pack, please do not hesitate to contact us

Trustee Application Form