Service Co-ordinator/Office Manager
(Birmingham and Solihull)
Salary: £26,500- £28,000 p.a.
This senior administrative post is responsible for the smooth day to day running of the Birmingham office and other smaller offices in the Birmingham/Solihull area, managing a small team of approx. 8 appointments administrators and receptionists and co-ordinating the delivery of our counselling and other relationship support services, working. You’ll ensure we provide a welcoming environment, maintain effective administrative, appointment and reporting systems and liaise regularly with a team of approx. 30 counsellors, plus clients, staff and other agencies. You’ll help us implement new initiatives and move to online systems.
It will have a very hands-on, operational brief, but there is significant opportunity for development as the organisation grows.
The successful applicant will have relevant office experience, strong administrative, IT and organisational skills and staff management/team leading experience. You’ll have excellent people and communication skills and take a proactive approach to managing a broad and varied workload in a busy small team environment.
Based at our Birmingham office, the role is 37.5 hours per week and will require some flexibility in working hours to meet service needs, including evening cover and working at other centres/locations from time to time.
How to Apply
Send your CV and a cover letter describing why you’re the right person for the job and how you meet the job description and person specification (maximum 600 words please) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Lisa Hale, Service Manager – Birmingham and Solihull on 0121 643 1638 if you have any queries.
Deadline for applications: 5.00pm on Thursday 12 March 2020
Interviews will be held: Thursday 19 March and Friday 20 March 2020.
A DBS check will be required for this post.
Train to be a Relate Counsellor
The couples counselling training placement will take approximately 12 months and includes all tuition and tutorials, a managed placement with supervision support, insurance and access to Relate national resources.
If you have any queries about the placement contact Ruth Levesley on 0121 643 1638 or email email@example.com
Relationship/Couple Counsellor Vacancies
Relate Birmingham is recruiting qualified, experienced relationship and couple counsellors to join our team to help us meet high demand for our services in the Birmingham area.
£23,682 -£25,834 pro rata depending on qualifications and experience.
Posts: A number of posts are available:
- 13.75 hrs per/week – over 2 evenings (or 1 evening & Saturday am) plus daytime hours.
- 17.5 hrs per week – over 2 late afternoon/evenings and one full day.
- 23 hrs per week – over 2 late afternoon/evenings and two full days.
Based at either our Birmingham city centre or South Birmingham centre, you’ll provide counselling to a diverse range of self-referring, individuals or couples experiencing relationship issues and there is also the opportunity to work on contracts and projects. Counselling is mainly face to face or can also be via webcam or telephone. Supervision, group supervision and training is provided, plus opportunities for development.
You may have previously worked with Relate or have equivalent training which meets Relate’s APEL requirements (link below).
Alternatively, you will be a qualified counsellor with relevant relationship or relational training gained through your qualifications or via CPD or work experience, e.g. systemic, psychodynamic or TA practice, attachment focussed work or parenting work. With solid experience of working with couples (min. 120 hours) you’ll be willing to complete any further training to meet Relate requirements.
Job Description & Person Spec: Counsellor (Relationships) JD and PS June 2019
Relate’s APEL information: https://www.relate.org.uk/about-us/work-us/train-be-counsellor/apel-accreditation-prior-experience-learning
Submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your experience of working with couples and stating which role/s hours you are applying for to Lisa Hale, Service Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact Lisa Hale, Service Manager on 0121 643 1638 or email email@example.com For more information about Relate go to www.relatebirmingham.co.uk or visit www.relate.org.uk for APEL requirements.
A DBS check will be required for all posts.