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Finance Manager at Willows Counselling Service

Hours per Week 15

Application deadline is 12 noon Thursday 3rd October 2019.


Willows is a charity offering subsidised counselling particularly specialising in working with clients that have been affected by trauma and abuse. In addition to its counselling activities Willows also runs a thriving training operation offering certified training qualifications in counselling as well as courses on well-being for local businesses and other charitable organisations.

About the role

This role is a key part of the executive management of Willows Counselling service. The finance manager will manage and oversee all Willows finances in accordance with direction from the Trustees and Executive Director. This post reports directly to the Executive Director and will also be expected to work closely with the trustee with specific responsibility for finance as well as other key staff members.

Key responsibilities:

As well as the specific items above the job may involve line management as appropriate and other duties related to the finances of willows as required.

Job Requirements

Employee Benefits

Willows offers 26 days holiday per year (pro rata), free on-site parking and flexible working hours for this post.

Salary £20, 400 pro rata

How to Apply

Application deadline is 12 noon Thursday 3rd October 2019.

Applications should be made in the form of a covering letter and CV to

The Executive Director

The Willows Centre

11 Prospect Place

Old Town



If there are any questions about the post please contact Tanya Orr

Interviews are currently scheduled for Friday 11th October 2019.

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Independent Advocate – Mental Health at Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM)

Permanent Contract

£23,188 – £23,945 pro rata on successful completion of City and Guilds Level 3 Independent Advocacy Qualification. 30 Hours per week.

Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM) has a well established reputation of providing a range of advocacy services for people with care and support needs in Swindon. We are passionate about speaking out for the most vulnerable in our society and have created a flexible and responsive advocacy service enabling people to access their rights within health and social care services.

SAM are now looking for a part time Independent Advocate for our Community Mental Health Advocacy Service working to enable, inform and represent people with mental health issues leaving institutional care under The Mental Health Act. This service ensures individual’s rights are properly respected and control over their own lives is maximised. The role will also involve working in a variety of community settings enabling individuals to gain access to help and support they need in order to progress through a successful transition to living independently in the community. To hold a small case load acting within the framework of the Mental Health Act and its related code of practice as an Independent Mental Health Advocate.

Do you have experience in Advocacy, Information and Advice or a similar role, ideally in a health, social care, children and family services or experience of working with vulnerable adults? If so, we want to hear from you to join their committed and friendly team!

They are looking for a qualified Independent Advocate or someone who is interested in developing a career in advocacy and standing up for the rights of others. We offer a complete package of support, supervision and training including City & Guilds level 3 Independent Advocacy Qualification.
We need a non-judgemental, compassionate, person with excellent communication skills who enjoys working with others to make positive change happen.

If you would like more information please email them at for their application pack. If you have any questions please ring 01793 542575 and ask for their Advocacy Manager, Rachel Hill.

Closing date for applications is midday 23rd September 2019 for interviews being held 26th September 2019.

Swindon Advocacy Movement is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Swindon Advocacy Movement expects all staff and volunteers to share that commitment.
Swindon Advocacy Movement is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anyone regardless of disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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