Alcohol Counsellor

  • Full time
  • £24,431
  • Ayr with travel throughout East and South Ayrshire (On site)
  • Closing 16th April 2024

  • Advertised from 4th April 2024
  • 34 hours


Ayrshire Council on Alcohol provides a free, specialist, confidential alcohol counselling and recovery service to individuals (whether they wish to stop drinking or reduce the amount that they drink) and their families.

We are looking for a counsellor who is passionate about supporting individuals & their families who live in East & South Ayrshire to change their lives.

Applicants should possess COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, a counselling qualification or be an accredited Alcohol Counsellor and must have some post qualifying counselling experience.

Training & support will be provided to the right candidate should they not have experience of counselling those affected by alcohol and/or drug use. The successful candidate will have some counselling experience and a strong desire to work with individuals concerned about their own or a loved one’s drinking.

Some evening work will be required.

IT skills would be advantageous.

A clean current driving licence and access to a car is desirable.

The successful applicant will be subject to a PVG check.

ACA welcomes applications from those with lived experience who have been stable in their recovery for a minimum period of 2 years.

Application notes

For further information about ACA and the services we provide please see our website To request an information pack or telephone 01292 281238. For an informal chat please contact Kerry McGee, Service Manager on 01292 281238.

Completed applications should be returned by TUESDAY 16th APRIL 2024 at 12 NOON. Interviews will be held on TUESDAY 23rd APRIL 2024. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Ayrshire Council on Alcohol is funded by East & South Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnerships.

Scottish Charity No SC0 97498 Company Reg. No SC0 16848