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Working for the Dove Service

Job vacancies, volunteering
and student placements

We are one of the UK’s leading bereavement and loss counselling charities

There are many opportunities to be involved with the Dove Service, either by working for us, volunteering or joining us on a student placement.

Working for us

Applying for a role with the Dove Service

Whichever role you apply for with us you will need to complete an application form, which you can email or post to us.  If you are applying for a specific role the Job Description and Person Specification will be shown with the advert for that role.  If you have any problems downloading or accessing information about any of our opportunities please do not hesitate to ring our office.

Please mark all completed applications F.A.O. Sarah Mockridge, HR Lead and email to: sarah.mockridge@thedoveservice.org.uk or return via Post to The Dove Service, The Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. ST1 5DD.

New Application Form March 2015

Placement Counsellors

The Dove Service is currently recruiting Placement Counsellors to work within head office at The Dudson Centre, Hanley or within the Eastern Cheshire locality.

Successful applicants require a strong understanding of the BACP Ethical Framework, a theoretical understanding of grief, bereavement and loss, along with self-motivation and a willingness to commit to ongoing CPD related to the profession.

Hours are flexible depending on demand and counsellor availability.

If you are currently undertaking your Counselling Diploma (or suitable equivalent) and are looking to work with a minimum of 3 adult clients per week, or have completed your Diploma and are going on to study at Masters level and are looking to work with a minimum of 3 adult clients per week, along with an interest in developing the skills to work with Children and Young People*, please request an application pack from our HR Lead, Sarah Mockridge email sarah.mockridge@thedoveservice.org.uk, call 01782 683155, or download an application form above.

The appointment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references and Disclosure & Barring check.  You must be willing to commit to attend induction and safeguarding training.

Applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 31st October 2017. Interview, induction and training days to be confirmed.

 *Children and Young People work only available at The Dudson Centre, Hanley and is subject to approval from your University Tutor.

Placement Counsellor Volunter JD PS (September 2017)

Eastern Cheshire CCG Community Placement Counsellor Volunter JD PS (April 2017)

Placement Counsellor Applicant Letter

Trustee recruitment

If you are an experienced professional who would be interested in providing support to our organisation and could commit to attending Trustee Meetings on a bi-monthly basis, we would love to hear from you.  We are looking for Trustee’s with specific knowledge and experience in PR, Marketing, and Fundraising.  For an informal chat about the role of a trustee please contact our CEO Charlie O’Dell at charlie.odell@thedoveservice.org.uk

Communications Co-ordinator

The purpose of the role is to work in support of the Fundraising Lead to deliver the organisations strategies for organisational development.  This will involve the use of a wide range of media to build and sustain a good image for the organisation, promoting our vision and values through planned publicity campaigns and PR activity, ensuring that both printed and electronic publications and media are compliant with TDS branding guidelines.

This is a part time role (22.5 hours per week), working flexibly to suit the applicant and organisation; will include possible evening/ weekend hours.

Principal base will be at the Dove Service (TDS) Head Office however, there will be need to attend fundraising and promotional events across Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire.

If you have the passion and drive to enhance the organisations visibility, and would relish the opportunity to work in a fast paced, challenging, but ultimately value based, person-centred organisation, please request an application pack from our HR & Office Lead Sarah Mockridge; sarah.mockridge@thedoveservice.org.uk or call 01782 683155.

If you would like further information about this post please contact Charlie O’Dell, CEO (Interim) charlie.odell@thedoveservice.org.uk

Closing date Friday 20th October 2017 at 4pm.

Interviews will be held w/c Monday 23rd October 2017.

Communications Coordinator JD Oct 17

Communications Coordinator PS Oct 17

Volunteering for us

The Dove Service welcomes volunteers who would like to give their time to help others or to get some experience in the workplace.  We have opportunities for counsellors, admin and fundraising volunteers.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us run our new Bereavement Support Groups in Cheshire.  Each group is facilitated by 2 Community Bereavement Support volunteers, 1 qualified volunteer counsellor and a volunteer who has an interest or experience in facilitating groups.  We have opportunities in Ellesmere Port, Warrington, Northwich, Congleton, Crewe and Macclesfield.  Please see the role descriptions below and if you feel that you would like to be involved, do get in touch with us.

Cheshire BSG Job Description (Qualified Counsellor) Final Version July 2016

Cheshire Job Description (Non-Counselling) final Version July 2016

For more information please contact Sarah Mockridge Resource Co-ordinator sarah.mockridge@thedoveservice.org.uk or call 01782 683155.

Get invoLved and fundraise for us!

We are always pleased to hear from anyone who would like to fundraise for us, so if you fancy running a marathon, organising a quiz night or baking cakes or anything else we would love you to get in touch!

Why not take a look at our fundraising page to see how you can get involved and maybe get a few ideas.

Job vacancies, volunteering and student placements.-

Do you need some support? Are you worried about someone?

Please ring the office on 01782 683155, a member of staff will be able to talk to you about our referral process and send you more information. Alternative click below to use our confidential enquiry form.