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Job opportunity at The Swan Project (Bristol)

The Swan Project in Bristol are looking for a new Service Manager:

“A small, warm and unique charity in the heart of Bristol are looking for a Service Manager to help run our project and manage the day to day running of the organisation. We are a specialist in providing counselling to those with addiction issues and have up to 60 counsellors working from our premises at any one time.

Reporting directly to the Project Leader and Trustees, we need someone with great organisational skills, an awareness of how counselling works and some experience of managing people.

The role will be up to 16 hours per week, flexible working (some work can be done from home) and is remunerated at £12 per hour.

For more information, contact the Project Leader“.

The Swan Project holds a special place in my heart. It’s where I gained a significant proportion of my training hours as a volunteer counsellor, offering one of the few placement opportunities where it’s possible to do long-term therapy. I then served as a Trustee for quite a few years, and had the honour and challenge of Chairing the Board through a period of transition in which the organisation’s original founder retired.

The Service Manager role has huge scope for shaping the overall tone of the organisation, and is a bit of a linchpin, being a point of first contact for new clients, and a regular contact point for volunteer counsellors. All the Swan Project’s counselling takes place in its premises at 1 Fairlawn Road in Montpelier, so the building generates a strong sense of community that is tangible for me even now as I write about it.

In short, it’s a wonderful community to work within, providing a valuable and increasingly rare service.

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