How to get involved

Partner with us

We believe that collaboration is one of the keys to tackling mental illness and distress, and we’re always keen to hear from any organisation, charity or business looking for partners to either work or share information with.

Work at WCTS

We’re a dynamic organisation on the lookout for women with skills, energy and sensitivity to join our team.  This includes full and part-time paid staff, volunteers and sessional workers too.  In return for your commitment, we provide a friendly and supportive environment where you’ll carry out rewarding work, and we also offer excellent opportunities for developing your skills.  We’re a family-friendly employer too, so we understand the demands placed on working mothers and accommodate their needs whenever we can.

Current job opportunities

Services Manager

Do you enjoy supporting staff and have experience of managing services, delivering results in a charity? Then join the award winning Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service and you could soon be playing a key role in this dynamic organisation. We are looking for an empathetic, flexible and tenacious leader. We have high expectations for this role and in return provide a competitive salary and terms and conditions, and a supportive work life balance.

21-35 hours per week Working pattern negotiable (to include Wednesdays and one evening to 7pm). Salary £32,300 – £36,400 pa (pro rata based on 35-hour week); 5% employer pension contribution. Based at Portland Street, Leeds LS1 NB during Covid 19 pandemic this post is ‘working from home’ for part of the week.

Planned closing date for applications: 12 August 2021  12 noon  We reserve the right to close the vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. If you are keen, we encourage you to apply as soon as practically possible.  Interview Date: (likely to be) 16 / 17 August 2021

Counsellor / Psychotherapist – Two posts

21 / 24.5 / 28 hours per week (Negotiable to include Wednesday morning, Monday and / or Friday and one evening to 7pm). Salary £27,262- £32,792 (pro rata) depending on skills and experience plus 5% employer pension contribution. Higher salary may be available for an exceptional candidate with further training and or experience. Based at Portland Street, Leeds LS1 3DR and working from Community Venues in Leeds.

Planned closing date for applications: Friday 9 September 2021. We reserve the right to close the vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. If you are keen, we encourage you to apply as soon as practically possible

Volunteer and Placements

Volunteers and placements have a vital role to play in the ongoing success of the Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service. Every year, our work touches the lives of women and their families in every part of Leeds. When women get better through therapy with us, this has a cascading effect on every area of their lives including their parenting, relationships, social life, work life and ability to cope from day-to-day.

Our volunteers and placements make a real and valuable contribution by giving their time, skills and passion to further this charitable work.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we are unable to offer volunteering and placement opportunities at the moment. 

Thank you for your interest. Please do check back – we will post any upcoming volunteer or placement vacancies here.

Become a friend of WCTS

Support a vital service that improves the mental health and emotional wellbeing of Leeds women and girls.

We are developing Friends of WCTS, a network to support our work. We do this through fundraising, providing different kinds of expertise and keeping more people regularly informed of our activities.

Friends Mission Statement

Friends of WCTS aims to be a network of support for the work. By bringing together people and organisations who have a connection with the service or who are interested in its aims and objectives, Friends of WCTS will give WCTS additional resources of skills, experience and advice and help promote fundraising opportunities so that WCTS can remain a viable organisation well into the future and ensure the continuity and stability of its valuable work.

Why become a friend?

Do you want to support women’s services in Leeds? Are you interested in mental health issues and the provision of counselling and therapy? Would you like to help a local charity? Or are you simply interested in WCTS and would like to be updated on our work?

Friends of WCTS will be kept up to date with activities by newsletter and will have the opportunity to become involved in supporting the organisation in different ways such as fundraising, sponsorship or volunteering.


In order to register as a Friend of WCTS please fill in the registration form. There is no charge for becoming a Friend and all your information will be kept confidential.

For more information or to get involved as a Friend please contact 0113 245 572