Sunderland Counselling Service are very keen to recruit

Trustees / Board members

 To join our board of trustees, known as the Management Committee.

SCS is a well-established and independent mental health charity and company limited by guarantee, which is acknowledged for its contribution to the community by our clients, mental health professionals, and local and regional voluntary and statutory agencies. Originally established as a bereavement counselling service, over the years the organisation has grown and developed in response to need and now provides a wide range of counselling and psychological therapy services across the North East of England.

Trustees may already have a background in the charity sector or may be new to the sector; we would be interested to hear from potential trustees from the public and private sectors. Most importantly we need our trustees to have a clear commitment to Sunderland Counselling Service and the work we do.

This is an unpaid role, but expenses are available.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.


If you would like more information or to discuss this role, please contact Toby Sweet, Chief Executive on:

0191 514 7007 or by email

Interested applicants should submit a CV and covering letter, setting out why they are interested in the role and what they would bring to it, by email as above.

You can download a Role Description here.


We no longer carry out regular annual recruitment of volunteer / placement counsellors. However, vacancies for volunteer and trainee counsellors do arise throughout the year and we recruit to fill these vacancies as and when they arise.

If you would like to find out whether we have any current vacancies for volunteer / placement counsellors, please call our main office on 0191 514 7007.

If you would like to complete an application form for us to hold on file in the event of such vacancies arising, please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form 2014 and return it via email to

Please note:  We will only contact with you if a vacancy arises for a voluntary / placement counsellor and if we believe from your application form that you may be a suitable applicant.

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