We are open for face to face appointments and remote appointments are still available. Our Dove Buddies groups are up and running in multiple locations and we have a new weekly Bereavement Support Group in Burslem

Opportunities

WE ARE THE LEADING GRIEF SUPPORT CHARITY IN STAFFORDSHIRE AND SOUTH CHESHIRE.

There are many opportunities to be involved with the Dove Service, either by working for us, volunteering or joining us on a student placement.

WORKING FOR US

Applying for a role with the Dove Service

Whichever role you apply for with us you will need to complete an application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form, which you can email or post to us.  Both of these forms can be found at the bottom of this section.

If you are applying for a specific role the Job Description and Person Specification will be shown with the advert for that role. If you have any problems downloading or accessing information about any of our opportunities please do not hesitate to ring our office.

Unless otherwise stated please email completed applications to [email protected] 

Application Form V2

Equal Opps Monitoring Form 2019

 

Finance Officer

7.5 hours per week (1 day)

Hours can be worked flexibly

 £25,398.00 per annum (pro rata)

 

The Dove Service is a dynamic and compassionate charity based in Stoke-on-Trent. Established in 1984, we promote and improve the emotional health and wellbeing of people who have experienced bereavement, life-changing/ limiting illness or significant loss.  We support our service users to come to an understanding of their grief and to cope with their loss, enabling resilience throughout our communities.

 

A vacancy has arisen.  We are looking to appoint a Finance Officer to join our Core Team.

 

Working as part of the administration function within the Dove Service Head Office, the role is to undertake the co-ordination of the organisations financial procedures and processes, administrating payroll, maintaining the book keeping function, ensuring cash flow management is in place, and producing reports for the management team and Board of Trustees.

 

This role includes liaising closely with the management team, and communicating with project workers, counsellors, clients and other stakeholders (including commissioners of the service).

 

As a member of the administration team you will be expected to understand and practice the values of the organisation: providing appropriate levels of support to your colleagues; working professionally in all areas; being innovative in your approach across the organisation; being respectful of others; empowering others; and behaving  with integrity at all times.

 

You will be part of a team that values equality, inclusion, and diversity, and which always seeks to improve on our
previous best, always looking for opportunities to promote the work of the Dove and having an open mind in the development of new ideas and services.

 

This diverse role requires you to have excellent finance skills/ background, alongside great flexibility, attention
to detail, excellent time management and superb communication skills.  The successful applicant also requires
self-motivation and the ability to manage their own workload, as well as an understanding of working in the third sector.

 

If you would like more information about this vacancy, please contact Charlie O’Dell, CEO via [email protected]

 

To apply for this vacancy, please download an application pack from the link above and email to [email protected]  Please mark all completed applications F.A.O. Admin Team.  Applications can also be posted to: the Admin Team, the Dove Service, The Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire. ST1 5DD.

 

The appointment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references, eligibility to work in the UK and current enhanced Disclosure & Barring clearance.

 

The closing date for this role is Friday 21st June at 5pm.

 

Qualified Project Counsellor/ Community Support Worker (Grief Facilitator) Wirral region (Part Time)

TNL508QPCGF Wirral Project Counsellor Grief Facilitator (PT) JD (2) TNL508QPCGF Wirral Project Counsellor Grief Facilitator (PT) PS (2)

 

Job Reference Code: (TNL508QPC/GF)

22.5 hours per week (3 days)

Flexible working to suit the successful candidate /
service requirements (may include some evenings/ weekends) 

Fixed term until 31st
September 2026

£24,900.00 per annum, pro-rata (£14,940) for 22.5 hours per
week

 

The Dove Service has been successful in gaining funding from The National Lottery Community Fund for a Children & Young People’s (C&YP) project in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Wirral. The aim of this project is to support communities across each region with any aspect of grief. We are there to promote awareness about the impact that grief can have on individuals and their wider communities. We aim to support those communities by helping them gain a better understanding of grief and promote positive and healthy coping mechanisms, recognising when additional support such as counselling is required and encouraging people to come together, enabling them to become resilient, not only being able to cope with their grief but also support those around them.

The successful applicant requires experience of working with C&YP, self-motivation and the ability to manage their own workload. The role will be to provide counselling face-to-face, by telephone and online to adults and C&YP (aged 4+). Some home working
available, however travel throughout the Wirral locality is required, working from a community outreach delivering counselling 1 day per week. Occasional travel to our head office based in Stoke-on-Trent.

 

You will also be required as part of a wider project team to provide training, group support, signposting and awareness raising for C&YP, Parents/ Carers and Professionals in community locations within the Wirral region, positively raising the awareness about the impact that grief can have on individuals and wider communities. Experience of delivering training, speaking to groups and signposting to required interventions is desirable; however a willingness to progress and develop skills is essential and if you are passionate about positively impacting communities and have transferrable skills then this may be the opportunity for you.

This role includes liaising closely with the management team, communicating with the support team, and with clients.

 

We need individuals who are passionate about working with families and professionals within their community to help improve the health and wellbeing of those impacted by grief.

 

If you are a qualified Counsellor, and are interested in working with the Dove Service to provide this work, please download the application pack, including the job description and person specification.

 

The appointment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references, eligibility to work in the UK and current enhanced Disclosure & Barring clearance.

 

This is a fixed term project, ending 31st September 2026.

The closing date for application forms is Friday 22nd December 2023 at 4pm.

(May close earlier if we receive a large number of applications or if the right candidate is sourced).

 

Please return your completed application F.A.O. Recruitment via email to: [email protected] or return via post to: The Dove Service, The Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. ST1 5DD.

 

 

You must return your completed application quoting the Job Reference Code: TNL508QPCGFW.

 

 

 

Qualified Counsellor (Part Time)

Counsellor (PT) JD GOL TNL508C (2) Counsellor (PT) PS GOL TNL508C

 

(Job Reference Code: TNL508C)

7.5 hours per week (1 days)

Flexible working to suit the successful candidate / service requirements

Fixed term until 31st September 2026

£24,900.00 per annum, pro-rata (£4,980.00) for 7.5 hours per week

 

The Dove Service has been successful in gaining funding from The National Lottery Community Fund for a Children & Young People’s (C&YP) project in North Staffordshire, Cheshire and Wirral.

This funding enables us to work with families, their communities and the professionals that support them to offer training, counselling, and group work within outreach locations.

The successful applicant requires experience of working with C&YP and adults, self-motivation and the ability to manage their own workload. The role will be to provide counselling face-to-face, by telephone and online to clients aged 4+. You may be required to travel within Staffordshire and Cheshire area.

 

This role includes liaising closely with the management team, communicating with the support team, and with clients.

 

If you are a qualified Counsellor, and are interested in working with the Dove Service to provide this work, please download the application pack, including the job description and person specification.

 

The appointment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references, eligibility to work in the UK and current enhanced Disclosure & Barring clearance.

 

The closing date for application forms is Friday 22nd December 2023 at 4pm.

Interviews will take place following successful application, week commencing 27th November 2023.

 

Please return your completed application F.A.O. Recruitment via email to: [email protected] or return via post to: The Dove Service, The Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. ST1 5DD.

 

 

You must return your completed application quoting the Job Reference Code: TNL508C.

 

 

 

 

Placement Counsellors

Recruitment is still open for placement counsellors

Minimum of 3 clients per week, plus supporting the delivery of 1 support group per month within your designated locality.

Operating in Cheshire East and/or Stoke-on-Trent.

Main responsibilities:

 1.    Maintain ethical supervision as required by the Dove Service (TDS) and BACP.

2.    To abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

3.    To adhere to the policies and procedures and the Code of Conduct for all members.

4.    To provide a minimum of 3 counselling hours per week, initially with adult clients.

5.    To commit to supporting the facilitation of 1 support group per month.

6.    To ensure all client case notes, assessments and any other documentation are completed in accordance with the policies and procedures of TDS.

7.    To attend training sessions provided within TDS and access independent CPD opportunities to enhance personal and professional development.

8.    To carry out any other activity that may reasonably be requested by any member of the management team, drawing on broader skills and knowledge.

 Essential requirements:

 1.    Be confirmed as ‘fit to practice’ by counselling course tutor prior to starting counselling.

2.    Demonstrate understanding of confidentiality and ethical boundaries as defined by the BACP.

3.    Demonstrate an interest in contemporary grief/ bereavement theories and practice and earlier theories influencing the development of these (e.g. Attachment).

4.    Demonstrate excellent communication skills.

5.    Be flexible, energetic, enthusiastic, pro-active and self-motivated.

6.    Be committed to continuous personal and professional development.

7.    Be open to change and new challenges, adaptable, flexible in approach and working hours; prepared to explore new ways of working.

8.    Be committed to the aims and values of TDS.

9.    Be a current student member of the BACP.

10. Be committed to achieving 100 hours within a 12 month period.

 Desirable requirements:

 1.    Minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent.

2.    Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

3.    Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and client databases.

Please complete an application using the documents at the top of the page, bearing in mind the responsibilities of this role in your supporting document and return it to [email protected]

Get involved and fundraise for us!

We are always pleased to hear from anyone who would like to fundraise for us, so if you fancy running a marathon, organising a quiz night or baking cakes or anything else we would love you to get in touch!

Why not take a look at our fundraising page to see how you can get involved and maybe get a few ideas.