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Clinical Supervisor
Bradford Counselling Services
  • Salary £3,400 (£27,300 per annum pro rata based on 35 hr week)
  • Location Bradford, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and The Humber
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Category Governance
  • Sectors Mental Health
  • Job Reference : Supervisor

Job Description

Part-time Clinical Supervisor for Bradford Counselling Services (BCS), based in Bradford City Centre

BCS formed in 1991 to provide a free, confidential counselling service to young people aged 13-18, in and around Bradford. Since then, the age range of clients has extended and we now provide counselling for people of all ages across a range of issues. BCS now has around 25 qualified counsellors, some are paid staff whilst others work as volunteers.


The post-holders will:

  • Have responsibility for providing 1:1 clinical supervision to counselling staff, volunteers and trainees in line with BCS supervision policy
  • Supporting BCS counsellors to provide safe and effective clinical services
  • Contribute to service development and continuous quality improvement within the organisation

The post-holder will be responsible to BCS management and be line managed by the Clinical Coordinator/Deputy Manager


  1. Providing counselling supervision
  • Provide counselling supervision to qualified staff, volunteers and trainees in line with BACP guidance
  • Keep accurate, detailed and timely records of the supervision sessions
  • Work closely with other BCS supervisors and manager(s) so as to provide consistency in the provision of supervision
  • Maintain and develop appropriate systems to ensure the best use of supervisor time
  • Work flexibly with other supervisors to provide a service that fits well with counsellors varied hours
  • Monitor the provision of counselling to ensure all staff that require supervision are able to access this
  • Provide the clinical coordinator /manager with regular reports on the uptake of supervision, hours provided and the overall quality of counselling provided
  • All supervision sessions to take place at BCS office
  1. Supporting safe and effective practice
  • Be aware of and promote all company policies and procedures
  • Support staff to collate all data required for service monitoring including client outcomes and feedback forms
  • Support and provide advice to staff to ensure good safeguarding practice for children and vulnerable adults
  • Be involved in the induction of new staff and BCS training events
  • Meet regularly with the clinical coordinator/deputy manager for supervision support and to contribute to service development
  • Ensure that any serious concerns about staff / disciplinary matters are brought to the attention of the manager

3. Service development and continuous quality improvement

  • Support and encourage staff to continuously review their therapeutic skills to meet the needs of BCS clients
  • Support BCS clinical audit and the evaluation of service delivery against recognised standards
  • Contribute to the development of new company policies and procedures
  • Contribute to BCS service development
  • Attend internal or external training events and contribute to training as required
  • Support the manager in making the most efficient use of the charity’s resources at all times
  • Support user empowerment and their participation in service development
  • Support the service at all times in promoting equality and addressing discrimination


  • A formal appraisal and performance review will be provided annually by the manager
  • The post-holder is expected to provide a positive role model to staff and volunteers at all times reflecting the organisations values
  • The post-holder is expected to be up to date with good practice, attend training and meet Continuing Professional Development requirements to attain/maintain BACP Accreditation and/or UKCP registration.
  • The post-holder is expected to maintain appropriate two-way communication with the management team whilst recognising the importance of respecting the personal trust that needs to develop between supervisor and supervisee