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Young Persons Counsellor/Art Therapist

  • Part time
  • £32,442 pro-rata
  • On site: A mixture of working from The Broomhouse Hub and local schools.
  • Closing 10th July 2024

  • Advertised from 19th June 2024
  • 30 hours per week. Exact work pattern to be agreed (job share considered). Post currently funded until 31st March 2025.
  • Pension: 5% Employers contribution. Annual Leave: 32 days annual leave, increasing to 37 days in year two of employment, Pro Rata. This includes some set public holidays and two-week closure over Christmas and New Year.


About Space:

Space @ The Broomhouse Hub is a community anchor organisation supporting people and their families in Southwest Edinburgh, with some of our services stretching city wide.


Space delivers 22 projects, with around 70 staff and over 200 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others.

For more information about Space and all our projects can be found on our website –

The Role:

We are seeking to recruit a suitably experienced Young Persons Counsellor or Art Therapist to deliver one to one support to children and young people aged 5-26 years of age.

Through therapeutic support, the post holder will build young people’s confidence and self-esteem, enabling them to better cope with their individual challenges.

Suitable candidates for this role must have worked with young people under 26yrs in a therapeutic setting, ideally having some experience of working with children aged 5-18yrs, and have a broad understanding of the difficulties young people face.

The post holder(s) will receive regular support and supervision with Space Head of Community & Connections, and external clinical supervision to discuss caseload, the cost of which will be paid by Space.

The successful candidate will hold a qualification in counselling or art therapy and be a registered member of BACP/UKCP/COSCA/HCPC or equivalent body.

Work with young people will take place in various schools across Edinburgh or at The Broomhouse Hub. As this post involves working in various locations a full driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes is required.

Download the full job description and person specification can be found below.

Wellbeing Together South West Partnership

This role is part of the Wellbeing Together South West partnership, which has been set up to offer early support to 5-24 year olds, and young people who are care experienced aged up to 26 years.

Focused on mental health, wellbeing, and distress, the free services within the partnership will be delivered by four community organisations – Space @ The Broomhouse Hub, SAMH, Big Hearts Community Trust and With Kids.

With funding from the Scottish Government, this partnership aims to provide support at the earliest opportunity to prevent mental health challenges developing for children and young people and reduce the need for them to require intensive mental health services.

PVG: This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

Application notes

To apply, please return your completed application form to by 9am Wednesday 10th July 2024.

If you require any assistance in order to complete an application or would like to know about alternative formats available please contact or call 0131 455 7731.

Space @ Broomhouse Hub is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

Interviews: Tuesday 23rd July 2024