Diocese of Portsmouth

    Director of All Saints Counselling Service

    All Saints Church Centre, Commercial Road, Portsmouth PO1 4BT
    28 Feb 2023, noon

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    All Saints Counselling Service (ASCS) began in the early 1990s with the aim of providing a safe space for clergy and others to talk through issues they were facing. It gradually grew into a broader public service and now works with individuals from across the local area as part of the Portsmouth Diocesan Council for Social Responsibility (CSR). It helps people work through a variety of issues including grief, depression, trauma, anxiety, stress and abuse. In addition to counselling, the service also offers coaching.

    We are looking for a new Director with a passion for the ethos and mission of the service, and the vision and wisdom to lead us through the next phase in our development in a rapidly changing world.

    Role responsibilities

    Provide leadership and direction

    • Lead on strategy and planning: One of the first responsibilities will be to lead a review of the current service with the team and to develop the vision and strategy for the next few years.
    • Provide general direction and guidance for on-going work in collaboration with the Referrals Coordinator.
    • Have clinical oversight of the counsellors.
    • Direct and guide our bi-monthly team meetings.
    • Attend monthly supervisors’ meeting as part of governance.
    • Provide pastoral care of the team in collaboration with the chaplain to the service.

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    It is envisaged that the working hours would be approximately 50 days per year. This appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

    This role is offered at a rate of £5,000 per annum for an initial period of two years with a six-month probation period. It would be on a Contract for Services basis plus expenses.

    For more information or to have a conversation about the role, email.

    To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to Nick Ralph.

    Closing date: 28 February 2023.

    All Saints Church (City)

    All Saints Church, 334 Commercial Road, PO1 4BT

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