We met and spoke to Clive Evans CEO here at the Sue Lambert Trust regarding our current vacancies.
Clive highlighted that this is a time of change and an exciting opportunity to come and join us, for development of services and to move forward with the charity, ensuring continued support to existing and future clients.
He was pleased to have the opportunity to talk about each of the roles and has given answers to a couple of questions in relation to each vacancy below. You can find out more and apply for all vacancies here
Head of Counselling
1 – Can you give a summary of this role and what a typical day for someone in this role might look like or involve?
As the head of counselling your day could be varied, you will have a responsibility to the wider clinical team managing their day-to-day roles ensuring they are supported and have the resources they need. You will also be managing development of our clinical support and manage change that is needed for development of our services. You will therefore need to be proactive in managing your own workload and projects as well as being available to support others as required.
2- What type of person would be the perfect fit for this role?
Someone who is knowledgeable and understanding regarding the trauma and affect this has in people’s lives. We would like someone qualified and accredited in counselling and is a natural leader but understands the importance of working within a team and ensuring the smooth running of services.
Deputy Head of Counselling
1- What is the idea behind this new role for Sue Lambert Trust?
The idea behind this exciting new role is to provide the support that will be required to the head of counselling to ensure our staff and volunteers operate an effective service within the charity. You will be the point of contact for our team of volunteer counsellors, to ensure they have received our training and to support them with any queries they may have. You will organise training and development and work with the head of counselling to ensure a smooth and joined up service that meets the needs of our clients.
2- Why should someone apply?
Sue Lambert Trust is a kind caring and supportive organisation with a great team ethos where our passion to make a difference, shines through every day. If you are driven to make things happen and enjoy supporting others too, then this is the role for you.
Outreach and Group Co-ordinator (Gt Yarmouth)
1- What would you say is the focus for the person taking this role?
We are looking for someone who can make a difference in local communities, especially within underrepresented groups. Facilitating and co-ordinating support groups to enable peer support, raising awareness of abuse and to enable better pathways for individuals to access to services and support.
2- What experience / life skills would you like someone to have in this role?
It is important that the person undertaking this role has a real drive to want to make a difference in underrepresented groups and communities to give them a voice and to support development. The person in this role needs to have worked at a community level and will be resilient to the issues that may get voiced within communities. We want someone to get involved and is non-judgemental or biased in their views towards individuals supporting equal opportunities for involvement.
Groundwork Team Support Worker
1- How would you summarise this role?
As a Groundwork Support Worker works directly with a client and supports them to come up with a person-centred plan of action. This will ascertain immediate practical concerns and support them with things such as accessing benefits, housing, health appointments to signposting to other local services, You will walk by their side ensuring they are grounded, removing other barriers or complications that may impact their therapy and recovery. They will work within our groundwork team.
2- What is the aim of the groundwork team?
The groundwork teams’ main focus is to ensure that that while people are waiting for counselling they feel held, engaged with and well supported offering them practical and emotional support empowering them across a variety of areas of everyday life.