Senior Counsellor & Operational Lead Post:Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Cogwheel Counselling 

Remuneration: £28,500 per annum

Term of contract: 12 months with possibility of further extension

Cogwheel Counselling is a Cambridge-based charity founded in 1988 which provides affordable, remote and in-person mental health counselling to adults, children and young people in Cambridge and the surrounding area.

Cogwheel holds accredited organisational status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Around 25 qualified and trainee counsellors currently work or volunteer part-time at Cogwheel, providing counselling to around 400 clients each year.

Our goal is to increase the current capacity. The full-time Senior Counsellor and Operational Lead role is suitable for a counsellor or psychotherapist wishing to broaden their experience and diversify their skills.

Cogwheel is currently looking at developing the services on offer to adults to include collaboration with other organisations such as local Primary Care Networks.

This role will provide additional resource to support current services including our Employee Counselling Service as well as any new services/projects.

The role will be to assist the full-time Head of Services in the onboarding and management of new referrals plus a variety of other tasks that support administration and service provision at Cogwheel.

The successful candidate will be a responsive and ethically aware individual who is able to draw on their clinical knowledge to aid decision making. They will also provide support to both staff and volunteers.

This may include bookings, allocations/reallocations, training and inductions, managing client concerns and complaints. Additionally, the role would entail providing leave cover for the Head of Services and other administrative staff.

Number of hours: Full time.

At least two days working into the evening delivering counselling sessions (e.g.: 12:00 till 20:00) will be required.

Remuneration: £28,500 per annum

Term of contract: 12 months with possibility of further extension

Annual leave: 28 days plus bank holidays which includes a summer closure for 10 working days in early august and a Christmas closure for 3 days between Christmas and New Year. Starting date: January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter

Work location: Cogwheel offices at 66 Devonshire Road, Cambridge CB1 2BL

Line manager: Head of Services

There is a requirement for the successful candidate to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check as part of the recruitment process for this post.

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