Counselling and Wellbeing Manager

Black Country Women's Aid

Let us introduce ourselves…

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.

All services are client and needs led.

BCWA has ambitious plans for the service.

We are prioritising the Counselling and Wellbeing service within our fundraising campaigns and want to expand the service to acknowledge the importance of wellbeing for both victims of abuse and the employees of BCWA.

This is a new position in the organisation and we hope interested candidates are interested in consolidating the current service and helping to shape and share our ambitious future.

The team:

Our recently rebranded Counselling and Wellbeing Service is a team consisting of administration support, a clinical lead, counsellors, sessional counsellors, students and placements all providing a range of counselling and therapeutic interventions.

The team is currently being led by the Chief Executive demonstrating a commitment to this work and together the team is ambitious and dynamic working to give the client the best outcome to cope and recover from abuse.

Job Role

Job Title: Counselling and Wellbeing Manager
Positions available: 37.5 hours/5 days per week Monday to Friday
Location: Based across the Black Country.

Salary: £34,345.20 per annum pro rata
Closing date: 13th March 2023

Is this you?

We are looking for someone with an understanding of the value of a counselling and wellbeing service to victims of violence and abuse.

Management experience would be ideal but experience of managing administrative systems, juggling competing demands and identifying gaps in service and systems is important at this stage in the development of our expanding service.

We want someone with ideas to make the service available and accessible to more victims of violence and abuse accessing BCWA services.

You don't have to be a qualified counsellor but experience of working with counsellors/ counselling services will be beneficial to understand the different modalities within counselling and their suitability.

Your priority will be about ensuring that the coordination of client to counsellor runs as smoothly as possible.

We are looking for a candidate with excellent verbal and written skills and can use systems to demonstrate accountability and quality.

If you are conscientious, hardworking with empathy and understanding, we would love to hear from you.

Important information for all positions

Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.
Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

The post holder must be female.

Employment checks

As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:

Right to work in the UK
Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally.

To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.

We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK.

A copy of these will be taken.

Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidates' documents will be destroyed confidentially.

You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.


Following your interview, two employment references will be sought.

One of these should be your current or most recent employer.

If you have finished full-time education and you have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:

, a professional from your centre of study, for instance, a teacher, lecturer or headteacher
, GP or health visitor
, a character reference from a person who knows you
, a civil servant from a government agency
, a bank manager


All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.


BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all the latest Government guidance.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.

Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website.

Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.

You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on and on and offsite basis and all situations are risk assessed.

Management supervision, support and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: Up to £34345.00 per annum
  • Location: Sandwell, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Other
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Contact: 2M Employment Solutions
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2023-02-16 17:28:49 -

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