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We Are the leading Bereavement & Loss Counselling Charity within Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire

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 email completed applications to: Sarah Mockridge, or Post to:

Sarah Mockridge – HR Lead
The Dove Service
The Dudson Centre
Hope Street

Application Pack

Placement Counsellors – NOW CLOSED

We have now closed the recruitment for Placement Counsellors. If you have applied for a Placement, please be patience as we are working through a large number of applications. Once shortlisting is complete, we will be in touch with all applicants.

Please revisit our website as we will re open this post in 2018.

Trustee Recruitment

If you are an experienced professional who would be interested in volunteering your 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 or download our Trustee Information Pack below.

Trustee Info. Pack (PDF)


Part-time Counsellor Trainer x 2

15 hours per week (2 days)
Flexible hours (may include evening or weekends)

Start date: 1st October 2018 (3 year fixed term contract to 30/09/21)
Salary – £23,931.24 pa, pro-rata

The Dove Service has been successful in gaining funding from Children in Need to run a Children & Young People’s (C&YP) project in South Cheshire (specifically Crewe & Nantwich, Sandbach & Alsager).

This funding enables us to work with C&YP aged 4+ to offer training, counselling, and group work within community settings for C&YP and the professionals who support them.

The project will commence on 1st October 2018 and will run for 3 years (until 30th September 2021).

This role requires great flexibility, time management and communication skills.  The successful applicant also requires self-motivation and the ability to manage their own workload.  They must be able to provide educational workshops to young people, manage small support groups and provide one-to-one counselling as required.

Experience with presentation planning and professional delivery to audiences with a range of ages and abilities is preferred.  This role will require networking with various schools, agencies and other support services surrounding young carers.

If you are a qualified Counsellor (minimum diploma level), have significant experience of counselling children & young people and of working with young people in community settings, plus experience of delivering training and, preferably, hold a training qualification, please download an application pack. All completed applications are to be returned to James Vernon or via post marked for the attention of :

James Vernon
The Dove Service
The Dudson Centre
Hope Street, Hanley

The appointment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references and Disclosure & Barring check.

Application Form Job Description Person Specification

The closing date is Thursday 20th September 2018

Interviews will take place w/c Monday 24th September 2018

If you would like further information about this post please contact James Vernon, Project Manager (C&YP) or call us on 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.