Trustees wanted by New Life Counselling

New Life Counselling is a voluntary counselling agency providing free of charge and private counselling services within the community.  We are based in Belfast (offices in North and East) but support clients from across Northern Ireland.  We provide counselling for children, young people, adults and families for a wide range of referral issues including stress, anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide and many other issues.

Our work is delivered by professionally qualified counsellors supported and managed in accordance with recognised codes of practice and working in partnership with other service providers.

Our work reaches around 2,500 individuals per annum.  We have a turnover of £1m with service provision growing annually.  We have a team of 40 staff.

Our Board comprises a diverse range of skills including counselling/ psychotherapy, management, teaching, community development, HR & finance.  We are looking to expand the number of members on our Board.

We are interested in people joining us who are passionate about mental health service provision and can bring knowledge and skills in any of the areas of community development, charity governance, HR, finance, counselling – but a full induction will be given and ongoing training will be offered.  There are no pre-requisite qualifications. Prior experience on a board is not necessary.

Board meets quarterly for c. 1.5 hours on the a Monday evening from 5.30pm. Similarly we have 2 sub groups which meet monthly on a Monday evening from 5.30pm in between Board meetings.  All members are asked to take part in at least one sub group and commit to the following:

  • Attendance at board meetings
  • Take part in sub groups of the Board
  • Help out with recruitment panels when needed
  • Maintain good governance within charity

To discuss and/or apply contact: Karen Collins CEO New Life Counselling, tel: 028 9039 1630 email:

For more information on our organisation go to

Closing date is Monday 31st July 2017