Job Description

Job Title: Counsellor

Pay: £25,365 pro-rata

Hours: 21 per week

Accountable to: Senior Counsellor – Mindspace

Based: Working principally in Perth.

Travel may be required to other locations as needed.

The Organisation:

Mindspace is a community based voluntary organisation committed to supporting and promoting the mental wellbeing of people in the Perth area. Mindspace is funded by NHS Tayside, Perth & Kinross Council, the Scottish Government, and donations. Mindspace’s objective is to promote mental wellbeing in a safe and supportive environment. Services are provided through Counselling and Recovery College.

Purpose of Post:

To provide counselling for people aged 16+ who reside in Perth & Kinross, ensuring appropriate standards of delivery, client confidentiality and contributing to the development of the counselling service within Mindspace.


  • To provide counselling support for people in Perth & Kinross within a range of settings as agreed
  • Contribute towards the development of the counselling service (may be asked to cover rural location)
  • Attend regular line management with the Senior Counsellor and closely liaise with the Senior Counsellor regarding service delivery
  • Liaise with clients, referrers, and relevant agencies to ensure the service is accessible to and appropriate for clients
  • Engage in regular external counselling supervision at a level agreed with Senior Counsellor and in line with BACP requirements
  • Maintain confidentiality and child/vulnerable adult protection appropriate to setting
  • Follow good practice and ethical guidelines as required by BACP
  • Participate in team meetings and work with colleagues and contribute to the development of the counselling service and the wider organisation
  • Maintain adequate records of clients and hours worked, and provide appropriate statistical returns as required
  • Liaise with admin staff over new clients, and other relevant issues
  • Carry out any other duties as agreed with the Senior Counsellor

Part-time hours: 21 per week

Application deadline: 22/03/2021

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £25,365.00 per year

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place

For more information or to apply: Child Protection Jobs in Scotland – March 2021 |