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Job vacancies at Lifecentre

Lifecentre is an equal opportunities employer.

 Clinical Lead

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.

We are looking for an experienced counsellor accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychology (BACP) or United Kingdom Council for Psychology (UKCP) to be responsible for the delivery of Lifecentre’s clinical services. The Clinical Lead will be responsible for managing and supporting the clinical staff and supervisors. They will provide assurance to the Chief Executive on the quality of the clinical services, ensuring delivery adheres to Lifecentre’s policies and procedures and supports the best interests of our clients and mission as a charity.

The ideal candidate would have experience working with sexual trauma and complex mental health issues. 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 a track record of conducting assessments and using measurement tools such as CORE. We would like a candidate who has extensive experience and skills in building strong working relationships with partner agencies. We are looking for someone with extensive experience of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. They will have a consultative management style, with the ability to motivate a diverse range of staff with a coaching approach. We need someone who can exercise strong clinical judgement. They will be a committed and mature Christian who is an active part of a church community. They will have analytical thinking skills and the ability to see the bigger picture as well as being a confident communicator.

Closing date for applications: 11 March 2020

Interviews will be held: 30 March 2020

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 Children & Young People’s Counsellor/Play or Art Therapist

  • Self employed contract
  • £27.00 per client counselling session
  • Location – Crawley

We are looking for qualified, experienced therapists competent to work with children and/or young people who have experienced rape or sexual abuse. Successful candidates will need to be either a qualified play therapist, art therapist or counsellor qualified to work with children and young people. Successful applicants must demonstrate a knowledge of trauma therapy and pre and post trail work. The therapist will be required to provide weekly one-to-one sessions of one 50 minutes duration, with a minimum of 5 & a max of 12 client sessions per week. We employ client support officers who support the clients and process the referrals. External supervision is provided along with monthly continuous professional development and internal support from our area leads. Lifecentre have monthly team meetings which all our counsellors attend. All availability will be considered, with particular recruitment for Saturday working + before and after school slots.


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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.