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Salary: equivalent to NHS Band 7, £160.00 per day
Hours: Ad hoc – approximately 20 -30 days per year (minimum two days per month, ten months of the year) up to 2 days per week. Flexibility is required on the part of the Professional Officer and will be reciprocated by the Baby Friendly Initiative.
Location: Home based, will involve travel
UNICEF ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
This is a great opportunity to join the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) Baby Friendly Initiative as a Professional Officer to support our Programmes.
In this role you will take part in assessments of services seeking Baby Friendly accreditation. Depending on specialist knowledge and experience, other work may also be offered, for example training, document review.
You will be a practitioner with experience of leading on the implementation of the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative standards in a relevant UK public service and of teaching infant feeding to health professionals. Training will be provided.
Closing date: 5pm, 3 June 2022.
Interview date: 29 June 2022 via video conferencing (MS Teams).
We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, and disabled candidates, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level at UNICEF UK. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.
UNICEF UK promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.
We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights.
If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact our Supporter Care line during office hours.
If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.
Registered Charity Nos. 1072612 (England and Wales) SC043677 (Scotland)
Following an interim period, CP Sport is delighted to be seeking its new permanent CEO, who will lead CP Sport at an exciting time in its development. CP Sport has a board of exceptionally skilled and motivated individuals who share a belief in the potential of sport to change lives for the better and a new strategy which sets out plans for the next three years.
CP Sport is a national disability sports organisation supporting people with cerebral palsy to be able to access and enjoy being physically active throughout their lives. We are a successful and highly respected influencer and change maker. Every year we support children, young people and adults to experience the life-changing benefits that participating in sport and physical activity can provide. Our aim is to influence the sector & wider society so that every person with cerebral palsy has the opportunity & choice to enjoy being physically active.
The CEO has overall responsibility for leading all strategic and operational aspects of CP Sport. They will closely with the Board of Trustees and provide strong leadership to the CP Sport team.
1. A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
2. A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your application.
3. Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you and over what period of time they have known you, referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.
4. Diversity monitoring form - your data will be stored separately from your application and will at no time be connected to you or your application.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We’re hiring experienced Relationship Counsellors across locations in England and Wales to join our counselling teams.
We have job openings from Berkshire to Newcastle, Llandudno to Leicester, and everywhere in-between!
With a supportive community of over 1,000 counsellors, you’ll get the chance to learn from other counsellors, hone your practice with CPD training and clinical supervision.
No session will be the same – people from a wide range of backgrounds access our digital and face-to-face services. And we’d love for our counsellors to reflect the diversity of our society and client base, too.
We’ve been experiencing a really high demand for our services and are looking for experienced relationship counsellors to join our counselling teams.
As a relationship counsellor, you’ll focus on supporting couples and individuals. You’ll be caring and understanding, using your counselling expertise to provide the best support possible.
It would also be a bonus if you also had counselling qualifications in the following areas:
- Children (5 - 10 years)
- Young people (11 - 18 years)
- Psychosexual therapy (PST)
We’re looking for relationship counsellors across locations in England and Wales so please do get in touch to find out more about the various opportunities available.
While we’re still mostly working online and on the phone, we’re beginning to offer in-the-room sessions in some locations. This means we’re keen to recruit colleagues who can work across a range of mediums.
Some of the responsibilities of the role are:
- To provide adult relationship counselling services (and/or, if appropriately trained and qualified, specialist counselling services such as family counselling, children’s counselling – 5 to 10 years, young people’s counselling– 11 to 18 years, and psychosexual therapy) to clients at times and locations to be agreed with the line manager. Arrangements will be reviewed regularly to ensure client demand is being met.
- To undertake training and use Relate’s online client booking system(Penelope) on a daily basis to check appointments and complete client/service monitoring forms as directed.
- To notify the relevant administrative colleague of closed cases so that end of counselling forms can be dispatched.
- To update records confirming client attendance and work with the appointments team on future bookings and administrative requests. This should be completed at the end of every shift.
- To record and maintain written case records on Penelope in accordance with Relate policies, unless otherwise agreed in writing with your line manager.
- To ensure that safe practice and the wellbeing of clients is prioritised at all times, particularly in relation to issues such as child protection, domestic abuse and suicide ideation. This may include making welfare calls as required.
- To have an up-to-date and clear understanding of the safeguarding protocols within your centre, e.g. actions that need to be taken for making disclosures.
- To notify your supervisor, line manager and safeguarding lead of any issue that requires reporting to relevant authorities in order to ensure safeguarding and child protection procedures are followed in line with government regulations, local guidelines and Relate policies.
- To be fully up to date with all external organisations and resources relevant to the work such as local domestic abuse and safeguarding situations.
- To adhere to Relate’s requirements, consulting with supervisors regarding all clinical work, liaising, and consulting with the Practice Helpline and Senior Practice Consultants as necessary.
- To ensure all working practices are compliant with Relate’s policies and standards and to work within organisational frameworks and codes of practice.
- To work collaboratively with Relate to ensure all services are delivered in a co-ordinated, professional and efficient manner.
Regular supervision and line management
- Attend regularly (on a monthly basis), individual case supervision meetings with your designated clinical supervisor/s.
- Attend regular Clinical Discussion Group (CDG) meetings.
- Keep all relevant information on Relate’s Practitioner Directory up to date and upload documentation as required.
- Complete requests for annual leave using appropriate systems, providing at least 2 weeks’ notice.
- Report to the relevant Manager on all other line management matters.
- Regularly attend staff meetings.
What will we offer you?
- Competetive pay rates starting at £25,480 pro rata dependent on responsibilities, experience and location (these rates are for the national charity Relate based on a 35 hour working week)
- 36 days holiday (pro rata for part time)
- Working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds – no one session will be the same!
- Free one-to-one and case discussion groups – we pay you to attend.
- Access to our Practice Helpline, staffed by Relate's senior clinical team, where you can ask questions and gain further support.
- Continuing Professional Development, whether that’s webinars, online discussion groups, workshops, clinical Q&A's and other formal learning.
- Opportunities to train in/work for other services that we offer, such as young people’s counselling, family counselling and sex therapy.
- Supportive administration colleagues to help manage diaries, payments and client communications which allow you to focus on your clinical practice*.
- Support with GDPR and legal issues.
- Alongside working at an organisation with detailed clinical policies, clinical guidance and support from IT.
What will you offer us?
- Relate Certificate in Adult Relationship Counselling (or an equivalent* recognised qualification in couples counselling), or an appropriate qualification for delivery of specific service is required
- A Relate qualification or equivalent* in each Relate service to be delivered (see Relate's Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning on our website)
- Understanding of a range of adult relationship counselling theories and methodologies
- Understanding of, and commitment to, anti-discriminatory practice
- Understanding of the dynamics of charitable organisations
- Experience of clinical practice providing adult relationship counselling.
- Experience of clinical practice providing specialist services e.g. PST.
- Experience of working with a range of counselling theories and methodologies
- Experience of counselling through a range of delivery methods i.e. face-to-face, couples, individual, group, digital, telephone.
- Experience of working therapeutically with clients from a range of backgrounds and needs especially those who may be socially excluded
- Ability to understand and operate within Relate’s organisational policies, procedures and guidelines and Relate Code of Ethics and BACP frameworks of clinical practice for counsellors.
- Self-directed with strong organisational, IT and administrative skills and the ability to manage a complex and demanding workload.
- Can demonstrate the ability to maintain accurate and appropriate records in line with procedures and the law.
- Understanding of organisational structure and dynamics, and a willingness to adapt.
- Ability to work as part of a team and form effective working relationships.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Commitment to working within and promoting Relate’s Equality and Diversity Policy.
- Professional, warm, empathetic, calm, friendly, reliable and adaptable.
- Committed to helping find ways forward in supporting people in troubled relationships.
- Commitment to professional development and delivering best practice.
- Ability to maintain professional boundaries while responding to complex ethical dilemmas.
To apply to be a relationship counsellor at Relate, please email with a short covering letter outlining your qualifications and experience, your CV and your preferred geographical working location. We’ll then do our best to match you with a local Relate service who may have opportunities now or in the future.
If you don’t hear back from us within 10 days of applying, please feel free to email for an update.
Worried you don’t fit all of the listed criteria? Please don’t be! If you’re unsure whether or not to apply, please contact us and we’ll do our best to help.
We’re really keen to hear from as many people as possible.
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