Service Manager Vacancy

The Oaks Counselling Service is a charitable organisation that provides a professional counselling service that is accessible to all. We have a dedicated team of qualified Christian counsellors and are affiliated to the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC).

We currently have a vacancy for a Service Manager who will be responsible for managing and supporting the delivery of the counselling service to the areas around Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas. The role is a dynamic mix of a range of administrative tasks including the overseeing of the team, responsible for finance and appointments as well as acting independently in procuring new avenues of work within the conurbation and promoting the work of the Oaks Service amongst the local community. In addition, you will be required to coordinate a team of 8 counsellors, work with the Counselling Manager and Trustees on strategy, policy development and the quality of service delivery to meet ethical and professional standards.

The successful applicant will be self-motivated, able to work independently with initiative, yet also as part of a team with the ability to be resourceful and collaborative: An essential element to the role will be in developing the service forward. There will be an overarching perspective of service delivery, marketing, the use of the internet/social media and knowledge of the fundamental workings of a charitable trust.

The role will require flexibility in time commitment with an average of 25 hours per month including regular evening team meetings. This position attracts a salary of £26 – £28,000 pro rata, depending on experience.

This is an exciting and varied role for the right individual to bring together organisational and management skills, with professional standards in applying their Christian faith. The acceptance of the Oaks practice model and mission statement will be essential.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you believe you are the right person for this position to:

It’s a genuine occupational requirement that the person appointed is a committed practicing Christian and a regular part of the worshiping community in their church. It is essential to have their own transport. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure and successfully obtaining two references. (One from current Church Leader and one from Employer/Voluntary work manager)

Application closing date:   19th July 2019

Interview date:                      1st August 2019

Start date:                             1st September 2019

For an informal discussion about the post you are invited to contact;

Jo Potter: 07928 627123 (Counselling Manager/Trustee)


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