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CPD and Skills Courses Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated counselling training innovator to join the management team at GCS. The role of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Skills Course manager is key in the delivery of our respected and highly commended vocational courses. As well as managing the delivery of our well-established counselling and listening skills courses, you will be responsible for developing the skills training programs further and identifying new venues across Gloucestershire for the delivery of these courses.

Additionally, you will work alongside the Head of Training in developing our program of CPD courses and events. GCS enjoys a long history in the provision of CPD events in Gloucestershire for the counselling and helping professions and we want to expand this program, securing GCS as a Centre of Excellence for staff development and counselling skills.

The post requires an understanding of the training needs of counsellors, listeners and people in the helping profession. Applicants should have previous experience in the management or delivery of training or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience.

They should understand the place of the role within the organisation’s structure and it is preferable to have trained in counselling or a related profession with a recognized training organisation.

The nature of the role is such that at periods of the training calendar the work load is full and at other times of year it may be quieter. The successful applicant will offer flexibility with regards to time and location and will manage their time across the year. It is expected that the role will require, on average, 7 hours per week.

The post reports to the Head of Training and will require liaison with the Training Administrator and Office Manager in addition to line management.

Remuneration is £4369 per annum payable through the GCS payroll. We aim to appoint by February 2015.   The interviews will be held on January 22nd 2015.

Email a letter of interest and CV to Emma Griffiths on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by noon on Monday 19th January 2015.

For a full job description please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For an informal discussion please contact either Emma Griffiths (Chief Executive) or Mike Keating (Head of Training).

British Psychoanalytic Council

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GCS specialises in providing counselling and training of counsellors to professional standards. GCS was established in 1980 and has over 60 counsellors offering high quality affordable, counselling to the community of Gloucestershire in venues across the county including Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Almondsbury and Cirencester.