Current Vacancies

Clinical Lead

Full time
Salary – £38,000 – £42,000 pa
Birmingham office based / with travel across our area.

For more information see the Clinical Lead Role Description

We are recruiting a forward thinking, highly skilled practitioner to join us as Clinical Lead. In this new role you will hold responsibility for the clinical management of a range of counselling and related services, managing and supporting a team of counsellors and a small team of supervisors and leads. You’ll ensure high quality services and client care within service requirements, monitor and evaluate outcomes and be designated safeguarding lead. You’ll work closely with the Chief Executive to manage, develop and expand our clinical services.

It’s an exciting time to join us. You’ll play a key role in achieving our plans to grow and make more positive impact on the relationships and wellbeing of local people. Over the next year this includes building the counselling team and placement scheme, raising awareness of our individual counselling offer and reopening our Wolverhampton centre.

To be successful you’ll be an experienced counselling professional and supervisor, with a passion for leadership and clinical excellence and experience of working with both couples and individuals. You’ll have experience of managing and supporting clinical staff, managing safeguarding issues and of partnership working. You will have a collaborative, solution focussed attitude, working as part of a small, dedicated management team. Flexibility in working hours to meet service needs and manage risk or safety concerns is needed and some evening work will be required.

We offer ongoing development, 25 days leave, a pension scheme and access to Relate training where applicable to meet Relate Register requirements. Based at our Birmingham office, the role will involve visiting our other locations and attending external meetings, so some travelling will be necessary. One day a week may be worked from home.

About Us:

Relate Birmingham is a local charity aiming to build better relationships and improve wellbeing for local people through the provision of services including counselling, family mediation, training, child contact and domestic abuse programmes and we are members of the national Relate federation.  We offer a range of counselling services to a diverse client group across Birmingham and the Black Country area, including counselling for couples, individuals, families, children and young people, as well as psychosexual therapy.  We have self-paying clients, funded projects and contracts and sessions are delivered online, by phone and face to face at Birmingham office, community locations and schools.

How to Apply:

Submit a CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and how you meet the requirements of the role to or call 0121 643 1638 if you have any queries. 

Deadline for applications: 26 February 2024
Interviews will be held: 5 and 6 March 2024

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Couple Counsellors/Family Counsellors/Sex Therapists

To expand access to Relate services and meet the considerable demand in our area, Relate Birmingham is urgently recruiting Relate couples counsellors, psychosexual therapists and family counsellors who may have previously worked for Relate or trained elsewhere.

Based at one of our centres in Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton or other venues, all posts are currently home based, delivering sessions via webcam or phone.  As and when face to face work is possible, this will be discussed with the post holder. 

You’ll work with a diverse range of self-referring, individuals, couples or families and also clients referred under a range of contracts and projects.  You’ll be used to delivering short, focussed pieces of work, keeping records and using evaluation tools.  Working for a charity, you’ll be helping local people have better relationships and happier lives and support us deliver services that are accessible to all.  

Benefits of joining our Relate counselling team:

  • Working for a nationally recognised, specialist service with an excellent reputation;
  • A dedicated appointments team who take calls and make appointments for counsellors
  • Free high quality one to one clinical supervision each month;
  • Free group supervision to share good practice with other experienced practitioners;
  • Tailored CPD courses and online training specifically for our counsellors;
  • A national out of hours helpline for emergency consultation on practice issues; and
  • Full professional indemnity cover

Hourly Pay: £18.20 – £21.00

Hours: At least 6 evening or weekend sessions per week, plus day time hours to suit if available

Locations: Venues to be arranged with suitable counsellors


Experienced counsellors can begin to work for Relate without additional training if their qualifications meet the Relate Assessment of Prior Experience & Learning (APEL) requirements.

To be considered for the APEL scheme you must have 2 years post qualifying counselling experience and either experience of working with couples or a qualification which equips you to do so.  If you have no couple counselling experience you may still be able to apply but you will need to undertake some additional training.  For accepted APEL training, please see APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning) | Relate

To Apply:

Please apply with a CV to or call for more information on 0121 643 1638.