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Head of Children and Young People’s Counselling and Wellbeing Services

NFP People
Birmingham / Hybrid
£37261 Per Annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

Job Details

Head of Children and Young People’s Counselling and Wellbeing Services

Do you want a rewarding and influential role where your success directly contributes to the protection and growth of support services for children and young people subjected to sexual violence and abuse?

This is an opportunity for an experienced and relational leader to oversee the counselling service at exciting time, ensuring the charity maintain the recent period of growth and continue to support survivors through specialist, trauma-informed services.

Stand with survivors and challenge victim-blaming attitudes.

Position: Head of Children and Young People’s Counselling and Wellbeing Services

Location: Birmingham/hybrid

Hours: 38 hours a week (full time). Hours to be negotiated (flexible working available)

Salary: £37,261 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 23rd April 2024. However, shortlisting will be taking place on a rolling basis so we advise applying as early as possible.

The Role

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join the leadership team of a specialist charity for children and adults subjected to sexual violence and sexual abuse. You will be responsible for supporting the Chief Executive in meeting strategic objectives surrounding the provision of compassionate, timely and trauma-informed CYP counselling and wellbeing support; establishing and nurturing supportive relationships with partner CYP organisations; supporting the team in collective care to grow, flourish and develop in their roles and continue leading the charity as a reflective and responsive organisation. Your role will also involve impact and evaluation, communications and operations.

You will lead in the safe delivery, strategic direction and development of the trauma-informed CYP counselling and wellbeing services. You will support the Chief Executive and work closely with Heads of Services to implement the strategic direction of the organisation, manage operations, strengthen sustainability and to continuously improve the effectiveness and impact for the CYP we support.

This position offers an established role in a leading specialist rape and sexual abuse support charity and value-led, relational and strategic service provision to help the charity achieve the CYP service mission

About You

You will be a experienced and relational leader with the ability to oversee the counselling service, with previous experience of shaping trauma-informed CYP services, therapeutically supporting CYP and leading individuals with a relational approach, this role could be for you. You will also need to show how you will live the charity’s big-hearted, bold, believing and trauma-informed values through this role. 

About the Organisation

Join an award winning, long established and well-respected specialist charity supporting children and adults of all genders following rape, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. A vibrant, growing organisation that believes survivors. If you are big hearted, can the empathy that survivors deserve and need… then we would love to hear from you!

Benefits include:


  • Wellbeing support and resources
  • Training opportunities and access to specialist resources
  • Pension
  • Mileage allowance
  • Hybrid working
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)
  • Awards and recognition
  • 35 days annual leave, with it increasing with length of service: after 5 years’ service, it increases from 35 days to 36 days.


The charity is committed to equality and valuing diversity. This includes a commitment within the recruitment and selection processes, applications are welcome from across the community, especially applicants with a protected characteristic to join a bold, believing and big-hearted team.

We also welcome applications from individuals with lived experience of sexual trauma who also meet the person specification, so everyone can work together, engage and amplify survivors’ voices throughout all the work.

You may also have experience in areas such as Counselling, Counsellor, Lead Counsellor, Head Counsellor, Counselling Manager, Director of Counselling Services, Counselling Service Manager, Head of Service, Service Manager.

Should you hear nothing from by 30th April 2024, you may assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.


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MK46 5HR

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