Counselling Director

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We are recruiting for: 

Counselling Director

Hours per week: 28 hours (4 days per week)

Salary: £36-£38,000 pro rata + 3% pension

Annual leave: 30 days plus Bank Holidays, pro rata

Location: The Maya Centre,

Unit 8, 9-15 Elthorne Rd, London N194AJ

(based at home during Covid-19 only)

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Job Purpose

The Maya Centre is a unique women-only charity based in Islington, offering free specialist psychotherapy and holistic support to women on low incomes, whose mental health and wellbeing have been affected by experiences ranging from deprivation and isolation to racism, exploitation and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). 65% of our clients come from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Refugee backgrounds and we adopt specifically intercultural and intersectional approaches in supporting them towards greater voice, choice and control in their lives. Offered in over 13 languages, our trauma-informed services are BACP accredited and include:

One to one psycho-dynamic counselling

Group therapy including psychoeducation and arts therapies

Complementary therapies including Reiki, Massage and Yoga

Targeted support – Irish Women’s Project and Black Women’s Group

Community development, outreach and support

We are looking for a warm, energetic Counselling Director to help transform the Maya Centre into a thriving Women’s Hub, taking our psychodynamic ethos into the community and developing services which are inclusive, accessible and relevant to any self-identified woman in need of our support.

This is a real opportunity to shape our future model and impact, working closely with a creative and diverse team of therapists, staff and trustees who share a passion for women’s wellbeing. Ideally, you will have a strong track record in delivering anti-discriminatory, trauma-informed mental health services, the ability to support and manage a diverse clinical team working part-time, and a keen eye for detailed monitoring and reporting. You will be supported by the CEO and Clinical Governance Group, with opportunities to influence other aspects of the charity, from fundraising and cultural events, through to thought-leadership and conferences.

Please note this post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

We want our organisation to reflect the diversity of the women we serve, and we particularly welcome applications from those with lived experience of the issues we work with, and from women from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Refugee groups.

Closing Date Friday 10th March 2021 at 5pm – we will be interviewing on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to apply early. For full details, please email, or apply via CharityJobs. You can also request an informal chat with our CEO Emma Brech


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