Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2020
Term time only – 46 weeks per year

6 Hours per week (ideally Thursdays)
£28,425 per annum (pro rata)
£4,077 per annum (actual)

9 hours per week
£29,230 per annum (pro rata)
£6,289 per annum (actual)

We welcome applications from counsellors who can do both posts.

We are seeking candidates who value team working, believe in making a difference to lives of the children and young people they work with, and who can bring passion and professionalism to this post.

Applicants should be at least 2 years post qualified counsellors/therapists and BACP Registered or Accredited, or registered with another recognised professional body (e.g. HPC, UKCP); and be able to offer creative interventions such as art, sandtray, play.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

Applicants should also be experienced in counselling 11-16 year olds for the secondary school role and 7-11 year olds for the junior school role. The Junior school role also involves meetings and reviews with parents/carers.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact Anita Barnard 01273 222550

YMCA DownsLink Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)


Closing date for applications: Monday 9th September 2019 at 9am

Interview date: To be confirmed


How To Apply…
You can download an application pack and an application form below. Please return your form to us by email at or by hand/post to:

Human Resources
Reed House,
47 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2BE

Download an application pack for Ocklynge School here
Download an application pack for Ratton School here
Download an application form here