Counsellors and Life Coaches Needed

We are seeking  counsellors for 1-1 counselling with our clients in safe settings.  Importantly you will have the opportunity to train as a coach and support Hope clients in practical and purposeful ways which are different but complimentary to therapy.  We are also interested if you are already a coach with membership of an appropriate professional organisation.

You will gain high quality support and development opportunities, specialist professional experience, free training and insight into an innovative charity.You will have a counselling qualification at degree level or equivalent.

You will be a positive team worker with an understanding of safeguarding and the requirement to work in an organisational context.   Due to these roles having access to vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced Criminal Records Check.

If you are interested,  please contact us  by email at margaret@ for an informal discussion and/or role description, person specification and an application form.

The coaching service has been made possible through the valuable support of the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation’s grant from the Mark West Fund for Women and the National Lottery Awards for All funding.

The closing date is 5pm Monday 30 October with interviews the following week.

Service Delivery Manager

We are recruiting a service delivery manager to lead our high quality services for those who have experienced rape and sexual violence.

The postholder will liaise with partners across Bedfordshire, manage a team of counsellors and ensure clients receive the services that they want, when they want.

The role will provide management to our team on the impact and trauma of sexual violence and how clients can be offered choices and support vto cope and recover as far as possible from the aftermath and trauma. You will manage the monitoring and measuring outcomes, research and training and relationships with key partners inc police, the health & criminal justice sectors and community groups.

Importantly we ask that you are flexible, an excellent team player and empathetic to those suffering from the trauma caused by sexual violence


We have ambitious plans for the future and wish to appoint three new Trustees to give additional expertise to our Board.   The Trustees’ roles will be key to strengthening our charitable aims and taking Hope forward as a strong, stable and sustainable Bedfordshire service.  We would like to have a wide range of people on the Board and seek to be representative of the diverse population of the county.

Trustees are expected to

  • attend up to 6 meetings a year including bi-monthly Board meetings and an annual planning day.
  • get involved in support work including our projects such as coaching and services for adolescents
  • contribute advice and attend events

One of the appointments is a Trustee with criminal justice sector experience and understanding to advise the Board of changes and trends, guiding Hope’s strategy for service design and delivery.

We are also seeking a Trustee with knowledge of Bedfordshire’s communities and local government as we wish to extend our community outreach.

Travel and out of pocket expenses will be paid.

If  you wish to use your skills and experience at Board level to help victims and survivors of sexual violence then we would like to hear from you. Application will be by a covering letter with your CV to be considered by the Board.  Closing date is Monday 30 October although applications after that may be considered if we have further vacancies.

If you are interested in learning more about Hope or for an informal discussion about these vacancies please contact  Margaret Barker on 07917 733100 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Thursday or email