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Join our Counselling Team

Counsellor Grade 5/5a (£24,500 - £29,000) pro rata / Associate rate £17.50-£20.00 p/h (placement dependent on experience and accreditation status)

Great benefits package including generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme, cash back health plan and life cover.

We recruit for counsellors on a rolling basis and hold regular recruitment evenings throughout the year.

If you would like us to consider an application from you please complete and submit the application form via link below.

If you meet the essential criteria detailed in the person specification contained within the job description you will be invited to our recruitment evening to hear more about the roles we offer and our company.

*We apologise for any inconvenience, however, due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic our 8 July recruitment evening will no longer go ahead. The next recruitment evening is scheduled for 9 September and we will review this closer to the time. Our 2 December recruitment event is still currently scheduled.*

Please note - By completing the application form you are consenting to us retaining your application form on file in order to contact you regarding future vacancies. If you would like to limit how long we retain your information please specify a timeline when you email us your application, otherwise it will be retained for up to 12 months and then confidentially disposed of.

We're looking for:

  • A recognised Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling is essential
  • You must be a member of the BACP (or a current member of a suitable equivalent registration body and willing to become a BACP member within an agreed time frame – normally within 6 – 12 months)
  • A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle is essential (this can be waived for limited roles)
  • Experience of counselling young people in a school environment is highly advantageous
  • Excellent IT skills and be comfortable with use of mobile technology

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Experience of delivering time limited, solution focused approaches (SSW; 4:8 model)
  • Demonstrable experience of working with a range of client types and presenting issues
  • Experience of recording comprehensive client progress and improvement data, preferably using CORE measurement tools and processes

Click on the links below for a full job description and an application form.

Counsellor - Job Description

Counsellor - Info / Fact sheet

Notes for Newly Qualified / Inexperienced Counselling Staff

Eligibility Criteria for Associate Work with Lifelink

Counsellor - Application Form

*You must complete an equality monitoring form. This can be done either digitally via the link at the end of the application form, or by downloading and completing the form available on our work with us page*

Pre-recruitment events are scheduled throughout the year, our next available evenings are 8 July, 9 September and 2 December. 

Return completed applications to hr@lifelink.org.uk or by post / hand to Lifelink, Suite 4 Melisa House, 3 Brand Place, Glasgow G51 1DR. 

If you have submitted an application and you do not receive an invitation to attend, then unfortunately you have not met the required specification at this time. This does not prevent you from applying again in the future and you can seek information about how you can meet the specification in future by emailing hr@lifelink.org.uk with the words “Request for feedback” in the subject line.

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