Do you have a flair for supporting staff and experience of managing services and delivering results in a health environment? Then join the award winning Women's Counselling and Therapy Service and you could soon be playing a key role in this dynamic organisation.

Good mental health is a foundational human need, intricately connected to being well supported and feeling safe. Yet many thousands of women and girls across Leeds struggle on a daily basis with the impact and consequences of multiple disadvantages including violence, discrimination, poverty, and homelessness. We strive to support recovery of good mental health after trauma through a team of best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause.

We are looking for a flexible and tenacious leader, with a great dedication and emotional intelligence to develop our therapeutic offer. We have high expectations for this role and in return provide a competitive salary and terms and conditions, and a supportive work life balance.

About the Role

Based at our building Portland House, this important and exciting role involves supporting and motivating a skilled experienced team and taking a can-do approach to achieving service outcomes. As well as having responsibility for around six members of staff of a medium sized service, we’ll rely on you to identify and contribute to development opportunities and get involved in local networks and partnerships. If appropriately accredited you will hold a small caseload. Your key focus however, will be on managing and delivering a few external grants from charitable funders and managing relations and negotiations with funders/ external stakeholders.

Hours: 21-35 hours per week Working pattern negotiable (to include Wednesdays).

Salary: £31,500 - £35,700 pa (pro rata based on 35-hour week);   5% employer pension contribution

Closing Date: 12 October 2020    Interview Date: 3 November 2020

Applications are invited from women (Genuine Occupational Qualifications apply under the Equality Act 2010)

Full details are available here https://www.womenstherapyleeds.org.uk/get-involved/paid-vacancies/

About you

You’ll need to be skilled at working with others, a real people person with great communication skills, as well as commercially aware, forward-thinking and flexible - someone who actively supports the introduction of improved methods and processes to working practices. Structured, calm and well-organised, a proven ability in team work and service/business management, is essential. Some training in and experience of counselling is vital along with experience or interest in working at depth. Proficiency using a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including Microsoft Office applications, case management and reporting systems is also required.

Benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 25 days of annual leave, an enhanced family friendly approach, and pension .

WCTS provides long term individual and group therapy for Leeds women on a low income with long-standing moderate to severe mental health needs.  We provide a general service together with a range of further specialised projects working with mothers, girls, isolated communities and community leaders, and work in partnership with others.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for WCTS please visit our website or call 0113 245 5725 to arrange an informal conversation. Apply to be part of our team and be part of the changes you want to see in society.

At WCTS, we welcome and encourage applications from all women regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We encourage women from BAME communities to apply as we are underrepresented here at this level in the organisation. We also encourage applications from people, who have accessed counselling or wider mental health or social care services.

WCTS does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

WCTS actively promotes the safeguarding of vulnerable adults, young people and children.

Posted in Jobs on Sep 21, 2020

Our Vision

The Community Matters vision is to provide a sustainable and effective "hub" of learning, support, advice and guidance, enabling local communities and organisations to grow and achieve through the provision of a high quality service.

We do this in a number of ways through our various projects which at the moment concentrate on working with children, young people and families. But not exclusively. We are able to provide training, learning opportunities and business related advice, guidance and information to individuals and organisations.