PF Counselling Service
PF Counselling Service

Charity registered in Scotland SC008875

The PF Counselling Service is a voluntary counselling agency which offers both short and long term therapy to people over the age of 18, irrespective of where they live or their ability to pay. It was established in 1986 and is now the largest independent charity providing voluntary counselling services in Edinburgh. The PF offers over 12,000 sessions of counselling a year to over 750 clients, provided by around 100 professionally trained volunteer counsellors. The staff team of five is responsible for all aspects of delivering the service, and is supplemented by a small team of volunteer receptionists.

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Top job! Director

  • Full time
  • £45,000 – £55,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th March 2024

Due to the imminent retiral of its long-serving current Director, this forward-thinking organisation seeks to appoint a proactive, experienced, self-motivated professional to lead it through an important period of change. The successful candidate will use their proven clinical, managerial, and leadership skills to sustain and deliver the charity’s core counselling service while imaginatively developing the organisation in the coming years. With a lead role in the future of such a unique and highly respected organisation, the new Director will help to change people’s lives and deliver affordable therapy to a wide diversity of people.

The PF Director has both clinical and organisational responsibilities, ranging from managing the flow of clients from application to ending, across to the financial sustainability and future development of services. Although the staff team is small, the role also includes the recruitment and management of a large and diverse team of volunteer counsellors.

We are a leading provider of practice placements for students studying counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland. The Director therefore also maintains relationships with a range of local and national institutions providing professional counselling training.

PF Counselling Service

The PF Counselling Service is a COSCA Recognised voluntary counselling agency which offers both short and long term therapy to people over the age of 18, irrespective of their ability to pay, or where they live in Edinburgh and the Lothians. A registered Scottish charity, it was established in 1986 and is now the largest independent voluntary counselling service in Edinburgh.

Based in south Edinburgh, the PF offers over 15,000 sessions of counselling a year to over 750 clients, provided by around 100 professionally trained volunteer counsellors. An experienced and active Board of Trustees provides governance and support to the staff team of five, which is responsible for all aspects of delivering the service.

You

If you share the charity’s commitment to the healing, growth, and personal change that counselling can offer, and are a confident, inclusive, and compassionate leader with the skills we are seeking, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Part-time Administrator

  • Part time
  • £19,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th May 2023

The Part-time Administrator contributes to the smooth running and administration of the support services required to offer an efficient and values-based professional counselling service. This post includes administrative support for the ‘PF Young Adults’ (PFYA) Service, which operates on a Saturday.

Clear and effective telephone, face-to-face and written communications are essential, as is an excellent attention to detail and a proven ability to keep on top of a fast-moving workload. The role requires a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. This post is subject to Basic Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Disclosure checks.

Organisation profile:

The PF Counselling Service is a COSCA Recognised voluntary counselling agency which offers both short and long term therapy to people over the age of 18, irrespective of where they live or their ability to pay. It was established in 1986 and is now the largest independent charity providing voluntary counselling services in Edinburgh.

The PF offers over 12,000 sessions of counselling a year to over 750 clients, provided by around 100 professionally trained volunteer counsellors. The staff team of five is responsible for all aspects of delivering the service.

Website: pfcounselling.org.uk

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Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £34,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th April 2023

The Operations Manager is a key person at the PF who ensures that all aspects of our business, service delivery, and operations are carried out successfully, efficiently, safely, and cost effectively.

The role crosses a number of areas of our business, from everyday client appointment administration to finance, IT systems, our policies and procedures, and the management of our building. It is a wide ranging, busy job with multiple priorities. As such, we need someone who is efficient, process minded and able to juggle competing demands to support a large team of committed volunteer counsellors.

The Operations Manager should be able to lead on new systems to improve efficiency, while ensuring that we follow the relevant ethical and legal frameworks. Working closely with and reporting to the Director, complementing their focus and skills, they will lead the PF into a new era of organisational and service development.

They must be an excellent communicator and able to forge positive relationships with a wide variety of people, bringing staff and volunteers on board with new systems and processes, and ensuring they work within existing policies and procedures.

Responsible to the Director

Organisation profile:

The PF Counselling Service is a COSCA Recognised voluntary counselling agency which offers both short and long term therapy to people over the age of 18, irrespective of where they live in Edinburgh, or their ability to pay. It was established in 1986 and is now the largest independent charity providing voluntary counselling services in the city.

The PF offers over 12,000 sessions of counselling a year to over 750 clients, provided by around 100 professionally trained volunteer counsellors. The staff team of five is responsible for all aspects of delivering the service.

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This vacancy has now closed

Part-time Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th November 2022

The Part-time Administrator contributes to the smooth running and administration of the support services required to offer an efficient and values-based professional counselling service. This post includes administrative support for the ‘PF Young Adults’ (PFYA) Service, which operates on a Saturday.

Clear and effective telephone, face-to-face and written communications are essential, as is an excellent attention to detail and a proven ability to keep on top of a fast-moving workload. The role requires a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. This post is subject to Basic Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Disclosure checks.

Organisation profile:

The PF Counselling Service is a COSCA Recognised voluntary counselling agency which offers both short and long term therapy to people over the age of 18, irrespective of where they live or their ability to pay. It was established in 1986 and is now the largest independent charity providing voluntary counselling services in Edinburgh.

The PF offers over 12,000 sessions of counselling a year to over 750 clients, provided by around 100 professionally trained volunteer counsellors. The staff team of four is responsible for all aspects of delivering the service.

Website: pfcounselling.org.uk

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Part-time Administrator

  • Part time
  • £16,000 – £18,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th October 2021

The Part-time Administrator contributes to the smooth running and administration of the support services required to offer an efficient and values-based professional counselling service. This post includes administrative support for the ‘PF Young Adults’ (PFYA) Service, which operates on a Saturday.

Clear and effective telephone, face-to-face and written communications are essential, as is excellent attention to detail and a proven ability to keep on top of a fast-moving workload. The role requires a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. This post is subject to Basic Police Act Disclosure checks.

Organisation profile:

The PF Counselling Service is a COSCA Recognised voluntary counselling agency which offers both short and long term therapy to people over the age of 18, irrespective of where they live or their ability to pay. It was established in 1986 and is now the largest independent charity providing voluntary counselling services in Edinburgh.

The PF offers over 12,000 sessions of counselling a year to over 750 clients, provided by around 100 professionally trained volunteer counsellors. The staff team of four is responsible for all aspects of delivering the service.

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