Head of Therapeutic Services

Hove, East Sussex
£44,995 per annum
17 Oct 2016
07 Nov 2016
Head of Therapeutic Services
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Therapeutic Services
Based in Hove, with travel across Sussex & Surrey
37 hours per week
£44,995 per annum

At YMCA DownsLink Group we have a new role which has been created to support the success of our therapeutic and wellbeing provision for children, young people & families. Our ambition is to develop services that fit with the mission of the organisation and secure and maximise business opportunities.

The position sits within YMCA DLG’s Leadership Team with other Heads of Service. The Leadership Team work closely with the Executive Management Team to develop strategic and operational relationships and objectives.

You will oversee the Dialogue portfolio of community and schools based counselling services, as well as more innovative therapeutic activity based programmes such as walk and talk, canine assisted, arts and sports based interventions.  You will be expected to oversee the performance of existing contracts and actively lead on our development ambition of providing counselling and wellbeing services for children, young people & families across Sussex and Surrey.

You will be responsible for planning and developing strategy for Therapeutic Services and to contribute to strategic planning for other service areas. You will be expected to develop positive working relationships with commissioners and to be a lead contact for any safeguarding concerns within the service area.

You will be responsible for the oversight of embedding Trauma Informed practice as part of the organisation’s plan to adopt psychologically informed methods of working with children & young people across all our delivery areas.

You will lead and co-ordinate the completion of tenders, grant applications and work closely with central service teams in the implementation of our fundraising strategy which will include, the generation of income through identifying potential social investors, trusts and foundations that support our work.

This role requires the post holder to hold a qualification in counselling or related mental health professional training, social work, youth work and a strong background in mental health, youth and/or social care sectors in either statutory or voluntary sector settings.

For more information please download our job pack, and if you have any further questions please contact the HR Department on 01273 222595.

YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Successful applicanats are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 


Closing date for applications: Monday 7th November 2016 at 9am

Interview date: Monday 14th November 2016


Please note that we do not accept CVs.
To apply, please download an application pack from YMCA DownsLink Group, www.ymcadlg.org/vacancies/, or email recruitment@ymcadlg.org or contact the Human Resources Department at 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE, tel. 01273 222595.