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Contact UsChild and Family Service Development Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen at GCS.We are a well-established counselling service delivering a range of counselling services across the county of Gloucestershire for more than 30 years. We run services for children, young people, families, individuals, schools, employers and through GP practices; as well as providing opportunities for training and CPD in counselling skills. We are recruiting a Child and Family Service Development Manager as a result of being awarded significant funding to enable us to develop our services and engagement with the community of Gloucestershire further. The post includes responsibility for overall development and delivery of services specific to children, young people and families, developing partnerships with external agencies. Defining the parameters of current services and further developing our marketing/communicating strategy to referring authorities.

Contract: 12 Months

Hours: 8 hours per week

(Due to the developmental nature of this role, we are open to some negotiation on the length of contract and hours ie. A 9 month contract and more hours per week, if targets can be achieved).

Salary: £5,711 P.A. which is FTE of £24,988

Closing date for applications: Friday 6th February 2015

Interviews will be held on or around 12th or 13th February 2015

For more information contact the Chief Executive - Emma Griffiths or to apply email a letter setting out how you would meet the demands of this role and a CV to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Responsible for:

In collaboration with the staff teams, the Clinical Manager and Senior Leadership Team (SLT), to bring together the Child &Family Service (C&FS), Children in Need of Counselling Help (CiNCH) and Schools Counselling under one service heading. To define the parameters of the C&FS and CiNCH teams and to unify as one.

To clearly define the parameters of the C&F service including schools counselling contracts.

To communicate the service parameters through literature, marketing, networking both internally and externally and in collaboration with the CEO.

To engage with external agencies, including schools and NHS services; to identify areas of need that the C&F Service could fill.

To ensure the growth and development of the C&F Service provision, through improving support and services available to children, young people and families.

To further develop existing partnerships with schools whereby our CiNCH counsellors have seen children referred to us, on the school premises.

To generate increased referrals through these partnerships.

To develop new commissioned income opportunities, in line with the charities strategic aims and to generate sufficient income to grow the service.

To enable the organisation to support this post for a further 12 months, once funding has ended and if the post is still required.

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About Us

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.