Senior Counsellor: 35 hours a week (full time), £31,371 per annum (SCP28)

We are looking for a Senior Counsellor to manage and deliver our proactive Counselling service to meet the needs of adult women who have experienced rape and sexual abuse.

SARSVL’s Counselling Service was added to our existing range of support services (Helpline and Advocacy) in August 2016 and has grown rapidly into a thriving and busy service. The Counselling Service offers holistic, feminist, trauma-informed and women-centred counselling to adult women who have experienced sexual violence or abuse of any kind, at any time.

The demand for the specialised women-centred Counselling Service is high and we receive self-referrals and referrals from other organisations. The Counselling Service is always growing and its most recent development has been the delivery of online counselling.

This is a varied and exciting role for the right candidate to bring along their own experience and ideas to help shape the future of SARSVL’s Counselling Service.

The Senior Counsellor should be BACP Accredited, UKCP registered or belong to other Counselling/ Psychotherapy accredited organisation that is registered with the professional standard authority.

If you are interested in applying for this role please download the Application Pack below. Please return your completed application by email to by 12pm noon on Friday 12th June. The interview date is TBC – please check back to this webpage for the interview date which we will be updating as soon as possible.

Application Pack

  1. Senior Counsellor Covering letter
  2. Senior Counsellor Job Description
  3. Senior Counsellor Person Specification
  4. Senior Counsellor Background Information
  5. Senior Counsellor Application Form
  6. Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form

If you have any questions please contact

Women-only to apply for this role (EA 2010 9 (1)).

SARSVL does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, religion, disability, age, sexuality or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity and believe it creates dynamic, relevant organisations, fostering spaces for innovation and creativity. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team and encourage you to be a part of it.