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Clinical Lead

Are you looking to have a wider impact? To use your expertise in making a difference to some of the most vulnerable in our society? Would you like to work in a team of women? Then join the award winning Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service and you could soon be playing a pivotal role in this dynamic organisation.

Good mental health is a foundational human need, intricately connected to being well supported and feeling safe. Yet many thousands of women and girls across Leeds struggle on a daily basis with the impact and consequences of multiple disadvantages including violence, discrimination, poverty, and homelessness. We strive to support recovery of good mental health after trauma through a team of best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause.

We are looking for someone who thrives on achieving through guiding and supporting others, with sound experience and broad emotional intelligence, to lead our therapeutic strategy. We have high expectations for this role and in return provide a competitive salary and terms and conditions, and a supportive work life balance.

About the Role

Based at our building Portland House in Leeds city centre, this important and exciting role involves leading on our clinical framework, providing solid guidance to a skilled experienced team. Having responsibility for WCTS’ Clinical Policy Handbook, team of external supervisors and CPD we’ll also rely on your expertise in clinical thinking. A key focus, will be on supporting Managers and Senior Therapists to implement excellent clinical practice throughout the organisation.

  • Hours: 21+ hours per week Working pattern negotiable (to include Wednesday mornings).
  • Salary: £33,500 – £40,500 pa (pro rata based on 35-hour week); 5% employer pension contribution
  • Closing Date: 23 November    Interview Date: W/beginning 7 December

Applications are invited from women (Genuine Occupational Qualifications apply under the Equality Act 2010)

About you

You’ll need to be an excellent clinician experienced at working in depth, with risk and deprivation, a broad thinker, keen to work closely with and through others, a real people person with great communication skills, as well as passionate about addressing inequalities. Boundaried, calm and well-organised, a proven ability in team work is essential. Voluntary sector experience would be an advantage. Proficiency using a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including Microsoft Office applications, case management and reporting systems is also required.


We offer a wide range of benefits, including 25 days of annual leave, an enhanced family friendly approach, and pension.

WCTS provides long term individual and group therapy for Leeds women on a low income with long-standing moderate to severe mental health needs.  We provide a general service together with a range of further specialised projects working with mothers, girls, isolated communities and community leaders, and work in partnership with others.

At WCTS, we welcome and encourage applications from all women regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We encourage women from BAME communities to apply as we are underrepresented here at this level in the organisation. We also encourage applications from those who have accessed counselling or wider mental health or social care services.

WCTS does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

WCTS actively promotes the safeguarding of vulnerable adults, young people and children.

To arrange an information conversation with our CEO please call 0113 245 5725 and leave a message.

Please note:  during Covid-19 restrictions this post is ‘working from home’ for a proportion of the week.


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