Senior Counsellor Required: London Fire Brigade


Salary: £52,242.00 per annum + 5% special responsibility allowance (SRA)
Grade: FRS F
Salary range: £52,242.00 – £67,836.00 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time
Application closing date: Monday 29 April 2024 at 16:00 GMT

Reference number: FRS01042

An exciting vacancy has arisen in the London Fire Brigade for a Senior Staff Counsellor to join our Counselling and Trauma Service on a permanent basis. We provide a comprehensive counselling service covering all areas of work-related and personal issues to the staff of a large emergency service.

Are you a qualified Counsellor or Psychotherapist with accredited or senior accredited status in the BACP or equivalent?

Do you have a qualification and/or proven experience in delivering clinical supervision?

Do you have experience of managing aspects of an established counselling service?

Do you possess the expertise, skills and enthusiasm to join a well-established team?

You will have the skills to develop effective counselling /supervisory relationships with a wide range of staff/staff counsellors from a variety of cultural backgrounds and possess an understanding of the role of counselling in an organisational setting.

Specialist skills in using CBT, expertise in working with trauma related issues and experience in management of a counselling service would be an advantage.

Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the job description. If you are unable to see the job description please visit our jobs pages at to access and the full advert.

We value the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across London. The London Fire Commissioner is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.


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