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GCS currently has 2 Vacancies

1) Financial Administrator/Administrator

2) Child and Family Service Counsellor



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Purpose of the post:

The primary function is to provide financial and accounting support with a proportion of time given to general administrative duties working closely with the Finance Officer and Office Manager in ensuring that these functions are undertaken efficiently and effectively.

Accountable to: The Chief Executive


Financial Administration (approximately 5 hours per week)

To maintain the Gloucestershire Counselling Service’s financial system

To carry out all necessary accounting procedures, processing and input of information associated with the TAS Books 3 system

To maintain effective financial administration procedures and systems

To carry out the necessary arrangements for the collection and processing of payments from clients and students including invoicing and the banking of monies

To process invoices with regard to services provided by the Service and be responsible for maintaining an invoice and payments database and for processing payments to suppliers

To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties

General Administration (approximately 3 hours per week)

To undertake some general administrative tasks as reasonably required including typing and word processing duties

To carry out data entry associate with counselling services.

The skills, experience and qualifications you will need

Previous experience of basic accounting and cash handling and maintaining a basic financial system

Good organisational, administrative and time management skills

Good interpersonal communication skills

A high level of integrity and maintain confidentiality.

The ability to manage own workload and prioritise and organise work effectively

To have the ability to be flexible and work effectively as part of a team whilst retaining the ability to work independently

A sense of humour!

Commitment: Must be sympathetic with the aims of GCS

Hours:   8 hours per week. The Financial Administrator will be based at the GCS centre in Stroud.



Child and Family Service - COUNSELLOR

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time counsellor within the Child & Family Service (C&FS) at GCS. This exciting team has developed a lot over the last few years and is looking forward to further growth in the next few years. We are looking for a dynamic counsellor to join the shaping of this development.

The C&FS offers a counselling service to families, including adults, children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in family life. Our counsellors provide individual, specialist therapeutic intervention for individuals or multiples of the family unit.

We provide a safe confidential place for children, young people and adults to talk to a skilled counsellor who will listen and help understand and make sense of feelings and the situation.

We are able to offer appointments in our main premises in Stroud as well as appointments in our Cheltenham, Cirencester and Gloucester venues.

Group supervision is provided on a weekly basis on Monday from 9.30 to 11.00 in Alma House, Stroud.

The appointed counsellor should be:

  • BACP accredited or UKCP/BPC accredited.
  • An experienced counsellor and
  • Have a family systemic training or
  • Child and Adolescence post graduate qualification
  • Have a clear DBS clearance.
  • Experience of working with this age group and
  • Flexible and motivated to develop the role.

We aim to appoint as soon as possible and any interested counsellors should 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 9.30 am Monday 13th April 2015.

Salary:  £13650 per annum pro rata  (Equivalent to .2)

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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.