5 Apr 2024

Counsellor (LGBTQ+ Service) (part-time)

We're looking for a Counsellor to support people in Merton who define as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning.

Counsellor (LGBTQ+ Service) (part-time)

Hours: 22.5 hours (including Tuesdays in the office and one evening a week)

Salary: £20,942.40 (£34,904 full time equivalent)

Closing date for applications: Monday 29th April 2024 at 8am

Wimbledon Guild is a community charity in Merton offering practical help and support so that people never have to face life’s challenges alone. 

We've recently secured 5 years of funding to provide counselling for marginalised communities. As the Counsellor (LGBTQ+ Service) you will be providing up to 16 sessions to individuals over 18 that live, work or study in the London Borough of Merton and define as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning.

You will be responsible for all aspects of the work, including administrative procedures, following our policies and protocols, liaising with mental health services and making onward referrals where necessary.

You'll be working as part of a well-established team of colleagues, within the department and organisation. The service predominantly works within a psychodynamic framework; therefore, a working knowledge of psychodynamic thinking is crucial for all those applying for this role including the ability to work with the unconscious and counter transference process that come up for yourself and in the work.

If this sounds like you, it would be great to hear from you. Please complete an application form below, detailing in the Supporting Statement how you meet the person specification. 

If you have any queries please contact: Olivia Spooner, ospooner@wimbledonguild.co.uk.

Download welcome letter

Download Job Description and Person Specification

Download Application Form

The closing date for applications is Monday 29th April 2024 at 8am by email to jobs@wimbledonguild.co.uk

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 8th May.

Many thanks for your interest in Wimbledon Guild. We look forward to hearing from you.

Help us make sure that no one in Merton has to face life's challenges alone