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Relationships Scotland is the largest provider of relationship counselling in the country and is the sister organisation of Relate.  We support the provision of counselling, family mediation and child contact centres through a network of 21 member services across Scotland.


Exciting opportunities with us at Relationships Scotland – Shetland.

We are a third sector registered charity based in Market House. We offer family and community mediation along with relationship counselling and general support. We work with couples, families who live together or are separated, with communities and neighbours. Our main aim is to support people to improve their relationships.

We are looking to fill the following roles:

Administration and Client Coordinator –21 hours per week – permanent. £10,763 – £11,498
A crucial role that is integral to the daily operation and delivery of our services. You will be responsible for all administrative tasks including the management of our database along with making appointments for clients and counsellors / mediators. You will be the first point of contact and we are looking for someone with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisation skills.
Mediation Practitioners (two posts)
20 hours per week each – permanent
£12,462 – £13,654 (unqualified)
£14,082 – £15,567 (qualified)
As a mediation practitioner you will work across services offering both community and family mediation. You will also offer general support to families and young people as appropriate. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience of direct support to individuals. You will be required to study up to level SCQF 9 to achieve Registration in Child Focussed Mediation. We will provide you with nationally recognised training in both community mediation and family mediation some of which will entail weekend training in Edinburgh.

Relationship Counsellor – sessional
Relationships Scotland-Shetland invites qualified and registered counsellors to train towards a Post Qualifying Certificate in Couple Counselling. Ideally, you will have completed your Diploma in Counselling (or an equivalent Diploma level training in a relevant therapy) and have some post-qualifying experience. Training towards the Certificate in Couple Counselling will then be provided and paid for by Relationships Scotland – Shetland. This training entails 6 weekends in Edinburgh over a period of 8 months. In return, we ask for your commitment to help sustain our local counselling services for couples and families for a minimum of 2 years post qualification. Once qualified we will pay you a sessional fee for all client sessions undertaken and meetings attended.

Closing date: 5pm 22nd March 2019
Interview dates : 8th and 9th April 2019
For more information on all posts, please contact:
Shona Manson,Project Manager, Relationships Scotland Shetland,    Tel: 01595 743989


Counselling Practice Manager – Bright Light Relationships Counselling  

(3.5 days or 26 hours per week to be discussed at interview),  Circa £30,000 pro-rata, Permanent Contract,  6-month probationary period. Mandatory PVG clearance.

Application Closing date –  Sunday 31 March 2019

An exciting opportunity to use your first class operational, management and people skills combined with professional counselling clinical expertise to support the Bright Light counselling team.  You will make sure we deliver first class customer care to our counselling and family therapy clients  –  the people who choose Bright Light to help with life’s challenges.
Lots of opportunity to use your initiative, problem solving ability, creativity and “can do” approach.  In return we offer you a warm supportive welcome, dynamic committed people to work with, and room to grow and develop further.

Please see Counselling and Practice Manager Job Description

No CVS accepted thanks.  For application pack contact  or phone Louisa on 0131 556 1527.  For further information/any queries please contact or same phone number above.