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Willows Counselling and Training CEO vacancy

Who we are

Willows Counselling and Training provides counselling for adults and has a particular expertise working with those impacted by abuse and trauma. In addition to counselling activities, Willows also runs a thriving training operation, offering certified training qualifications in counselling as well as courses for local businesses and other charitable organisations.

We are seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking and inspirational Chief Executive who will lead our charity in its next stage of development. You will be committed to our vision of better mental health and wellbeing for the local community. As Willows is founded on Christian principles, you will be sympathetic to the Christian faith. Building on a strong foundation, you will have the drive and passion to lead and develop a team of committed staff and volunteers. You will be directly responsible for overseeing the growth in unrestricted funds; the delivery of projects to fulfil the strategic objectives and to oversee and ensure the success of all operations.


Post                                      CEO

Contract                               Permanent

Hours                                    circa 30 hours per week

Salary                                   FTE £38,000 pa

Location                               The Willows 11 Prospect Place Swindon SN1 3LQ

Reports to                           Trustees

Key relationships            Trustees, Managers, Counselling Networks

If you have a strong mix of people and business skills and you care about mental health, this is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to ensure that Willows grows and thrives. The CEO will lead a skilled and dedicated team and be supported by the Trustees.


How to apply To receive an application pack please email us at If you would like an informal chat about the role with one of our Trustees please also use this email address.

Closing date: Monday 6 March 2023

1st Interviews will be remotely 9 and 10 March 2023

2nd interviews will be in person 2nd interviews will be in person, likely to be Friday 17 March 2023