Our new Bright Light Relationship Counselling Practice Manager will lead our dynamic team of counsellors and therapists delivering high-quality therapeutic counselling and support services, within Bright Light’s service delivery framework and in line with BACP/BABCP/COSCA (or equivalent) ethical frameworks and codes of practice. All our counselling services are currently being delivered by Zoom Pro and mobile phone but our aim is to begin face to face when possible and to offer a blended service to our clients longer term.
This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills to:
The post offers plenty of scope to use your initiative, people and problem-solving skills at a particularly interesting time in the charity’s development. Our services are in much demand and it is an exciting time to join us. We can offer you supportive working arrangements, scope to develop your skills and expertise further and dynamic committed people to work with
As a key member of our Senior Management Team (SMT) reporting directly to the CEO you will:
You will, in your role as counselling practice manager and team leader:
Holiday Entitlement:5 weeks holiday plus eight public holidays pro rata. Some of which must be taken when the office is closed between Christmas and New Year . Annual leave is calculated on a calendar year basis.
Reporting: Direct report to the CEO and Board of Trustees.
Place of work:Currently working remotely home based. Future may be blended.
Delivery Model: Management of our current Zoom Pro and Phone Counselling service and, when resumed, our face-to-face counselling service.
Bright Light is a leading relationship counselling charity currently based at 9a Dundas Street, Edinburgh. Staff are currently working remotely from home and our services are being delivered via Zoom Pro video and phone counselling. We aim to maintain these services plus return to face-to-face counselling when allowed and deemed safe. Bright Light has a proud and long history. Since 1947 our relationship counselling services have provided high quality professional counselling support for people who are struggling with issues in their lives which impact on their relationships with close others. We aim to welcome everyone through our door and are always non-judgemental. We are a medium sized charity, with the majority of our income coming from client contributions, Trusts and Foundations.
As well as delivering individual and couple relationship counselling, we are proud of our flagship systemic family therapy service which is unique to Scotland. Please visit our website Bright-light.org.uk for more information.
Our Vision is a better quality of life and wellbeing for people and their families through strengthening relationships.
Our Aim is to provide, develop, and co-ordinate a confidential accessible counselling, family therapy and wellbeing service in Edinburgh and the Lothians for people in relationships. As a not-for-profit charity, we deliver a professional service in Edinburgh and Lothians to strengthen and enable close personal relations and to promote emotional well-being.
Our Values: Always compassionate and caring
Please send your CV and a covering letter showing fit with essential requirements for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org marking your email subject Counselling Practice Manager Opportunity.
If you would like to know more about the role before applying please contact Julie to arrange an informal chat.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday 27th August 2021. Bright Light reserves the right to close to applications earlier if sufficient response received.
Interview date : Thursday 9th Septemeber 2021 by video.
Offer of post is subject to references and PVG clearance.