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Job vacancies at Lifecentre

Lifecentre is an equal opportunities employer.


Lifecentre is a Registered Charity (No 1127779) with a Christian foundation, providing specialist counselling services across West Sussex to survivors of sexual violation of all ages and all genders. We are looking for an experienced Clinical Lead to be responsible for the delivery of Lifecentre’s clinical services, managing and supporting the clinical staff and supervisors, as well as ensuring Lifecentre policies and procedures are adhered to, kept up to date and uphold the best interests of our clients and mission as a charity. The ideal candidate will be a Counselling (preferred) or Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a practitioner psychologist and ideally chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Ideally they would have specialist training working with sexual trauma or experience in this field. We are looking for someone who has experience of leading teams of counselling practitioners including providing clinical support, reviewing performance and developing the team. They will have experience of writing organisational policies to ensure safe and ethical practice within an organisation. They will have a track record of conducting robust psychological assessments and experience of using measurement tools such as CORE. We are looking for someone with extensive experience of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. They will have an open and consultative management style, with a coaching approach and be able to exercise strong clinical judgement. In line with Genuine Occupational Requirements within the Equalities Act 2010, the person will be a committed and mature Christian who is an active part of a church community, and due to the sensitive nature of the work, they need to be female. They will have analytical thinking skills and the ability to see the bigger picture as well as being a confident communicator. They will have relationship building skills with a range of stakeholders. This post is NHS Band 8a equivalent.

Reporting to: CEO and Trustee Board

Hours: 20 hrs a week

Place of Work: Primarily based in Chichester, attending meetings at other locations as required.

Closing date for application: 21st November 2019

Interviews will be held: 3rd December 2019

Download Clinical Lead Job Pack Download Clinical Lead Application


Self-employed contract, working in Crawley, Worthing or Chichester
£27.00 per client counselling session

Lifecentre is in a position of ongoing recruitment

Lifecentre is a Reg. Charity (No. 1127779) with a Christian foundation, providing specialist therapeutic services to survivors of sexual violation. We are looking for qualified and experienced therapists competent to work with young people (13+) and adults who have experienced rape or sexual abuse. Successful candidates will need to be a qualified counsellor and preferably BACP or UKCP accredited. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of safe trauma therapy. The therapist will be required to provide weekly one-to-one sessions of one hour’s duration, with a minimum of 5 & a maximum of 12 client sessions per week. Supervision is provided. All availability will be considered, with particular recruitment for before & after school/work slots.

Download Counsellor Job Description Download Counsellor Person Specification Download GOR Definition Jobs Download Counsellor Application Form

Volunteering opportunities

“Lifecentre has a special place in my heart and volunteering for it is truthfully one of the best things I have ever done… it has opened my eyes to the world around me. When I walk out of the door and head home after a shift, I always feel like what I have done has made a real difference.”
There are lots of ways you can get involved in supporting Lifecentre as a volunteer. You could help at one of our existing centres or, for some tasks, from home (providing you have access to a computer and the internet). Possibilities include helping to staff the office in busy periods; helping with fundraising research, applications, reporting; helping with administration. There are also opportunities to volunteer as a counsellor (assuming you have the relevant qualifications) or train as a telephone helpline volunteer.

In order to extend our working hours and allow more people to access counselling each day we are looking for a wonderful team of volunteers who could spend a number of evenings, meeting and greeting clients as they arrive for counselling and staying within our centres to ensure that counsellors are not working alone. This role would be based in either Chichester or Worthing. If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity or would like some more information, please email

We are looking to train women and men who would like to serve on our Helplines in either Chichester or Worthing. The commitment once trained will be three sessions per month (this includes a supervision evening for your support), on a voluntary basis. We will offer full training, so volunteers do not need to have any previous counselling qualifications – simply an ability to offer support through listening without judging. It is an 85 hour training course, starting in September 2019.

Find out more, and apply to join our next training course, using the documents below.

Download ‘Lifecentre Helpline – things you should know’ Download Lifecentre Training Program 2019/20 Download Helpline Volunteer Application Form Download GOR Definition Jobs

If you would like further information on how you can get involved with Lifecentre, please email Kim, our Operations Manager, at or phone the Lifecentre office on 01243 786349.