Southmead, Bristol City
£31,500 per year
Part-time, Temporary, 1 year fixed term (extension subject to funding)
Job description

The Southmead Project is an equal opportunities employer providing free specialist counselling and support for survivors of abuse across Bristol and surrounding areas. Our recruitment is done in line with safer recruitment practices.

We value our team very highly and pride ourselves on being a supportive employer. We provide the following benefits to encourage a supported, well-rounded and enriched practice:

  • Paid supervision for 1.5 hours per month, with an external supervisor of the Assistant Clinical Lead’s choice
  • Line management for 1 hour per month
  • Training budget of £500 per year to spend on relevant training of the Assistant Clinical Lead’s choice
  • Optional private counselling for up to six sessions per year with an external counsellor of that person’s choice

Job Purpose: The Southmead Project is seeking an experienced Assistant Clinical Lead to support the Head of Counselling in the day-to-day running of the therapeutic work and management of the counselling team. The role will support the future development of the charity, including any expansion of the therapeutic services. The Assistant Clinical Lead will provide one-to-one trauma-informed counselling for survivors of abuse of all genders and help facilitate the post-counselling group.

Client Work

  • To carry out and co-ordinate assessments for clients that have been referred for counselling.
  • To help plan and facilitate two face-to-face post-counselling groups per year.
  • To provide one-to-one counselling for survivors of abuse of all genders, both online or by phone whilst working from home and face-to-face counselling at the Southmead Project.

Counselling Team

  • To support the CEO and Head of Counselling in managing a team of face-to-face and online / phone counsellors.
  • To support the Head of Counselling with counsellor recruitment, inductions and training.
  • To be a Deputy Safeguarding Lead that responds effectively and efficiently to safeguarding concerns from the counsellors and clients.


  • To support the Head of Counselling in co-ordinating therapeutic services and ensuring an efficient and high-quality service is delivered, including managing the waiting list, client allocations, and ensuring counsellors meet their counselling capacity.
  • To carry out everyday administration tasks, such as filing, answering the phone, responding to emails, data inputting and maintenance of client records.
  • To assist in the transition and ongoing use of an online Case Management System.
  • To support the Head of Counselling in quality assurance through monitoring of client feedback and outcomes data.
  • To assist in the improvement and expansion of the counselling services.
  • To assist in promoting the charity by attending meetings directly connected with your work.
  • To work within the framework, spirit and ethos of the Southmead Project’s Equal Opportunities Policy, and actively engage in promoting the policy within the charity and in all dealings with clients and other agencies.
  • To attend monthly one-to-one clinical supervision with a supervisor approved by the Southmead Project. (Supervision is a requirement of this charity as members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
  • To attend monthly one-to-one line management meetings.
  • All members of staff, paid and unpaid, are required to undergo the enhanced level of Disclosure and Barring Service check.
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the needs of the charity.
Application Instructions

Please complete the attached application form and return by e-mail.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th September.

Posted on: 27 August 2021
Closed date: 21 September 2021
Tags: Management