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Havering & Brentwood Counselling


Supporting you in times of need

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Havering & Brentwood Counselling


Supporting you in times of need

Havering & Brentwood Bereavement Service

HBBS (Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service) is a local ‘not for profit’ organisation which was founded in 1989. We offer a professional and confidential counselling service to local adults, young people and children. In the first instance our work was primarily addressing issues relating to bereavement but over the years we have diversified our work in response to the needs of local people and now offer generic counselling to support people of all ages with a wide range of issues. However, our bereavement support work continues to be important to us.


Our work covers not only the Havering and Brentwood areas, but also extends to Billericay, Wickford, Laindon, Pitsea and Basildon areas and we have access to counselling rooms across this geographical area.  

 

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Services


Services


Services

We offer.....

  • Counselling programmes
  • Bereavement counselling for adults (NHS funded in some areas)
  • Generic counselling for adults
  • Counselling for carers of Dementia patients (NHS funded in some areas)
  • Bereavement counselling for children and young people incorporating our ‘Kids in it Together’ Club organising social and activity events for former clients. (All funded by grants, donations and fundraising)
  • General counselling for children and young people (funded by schools in some areas)
  • Training and Support for teachers and other professionals working with vulnerable people in our community
  • Emergency Clinical Support Team responding to local need at a time of crisis
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Funding & Fundraising


Funding & Fundraising


Funding & Fundraising

We employ a systematic grant application strategy, seeking at least one significant funder each year. These have included Children In Need, Big Lottery and City Bridge Trust amongst others. These are supplemented with smaller grants, donations and fundraising. Annually we organise a team for the Brentwood Half Marathon and Fun Run, a Golf Day and a Ball, plus a couple of family evenings eg Bingo or Race Nights. Individuals also organise events such as a Paris to Upminster Bike Challenge, Boxing Nights and Sky dive.
We are also appreciative of the efforts not only of our ‘Friends of HBBS’ group, but also individual donations.
If you wish to make a donation, please contact the Finance Department on 01708 716870.

Recruitment


Recruitment


recruitment

Join our growing team at HBBS! We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

Chief Executive Officer

HBBS (HAVERING AND BRENTWOOD BEREAVEMENT SERVICE)

3 days (21 hours) a week

£38,500 pro rata

We are looking for a highly motivated, individual to lead our organisation clinically and managerially into the future. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to develop our current services across Havering and Essex, extend our strategic planning by opening up new projects and initiatives, leading on obtaining our BACP service accreditation and reviewing the charity’s image and position for the future.

We have been an established charity since 1989 and are client and community focussed. We currently provide bereavement and generic counselling plus dementia carer counselling across the above geographical area through our adult, children and young people’s service, and are supported by a range of contracts, grants and fund raising initiatives.  We are currently based in Brentwood, Essex.

As the overall lead for the organisation, reporting to the Trustees and Governing Body, applicants must be BACP Accredited and have extensive managerial and organisational skills.  Experience in finance, fund raising or grant application would be an advantage.

If you are interested in providing excellent client focus and optimising service delivery and wish to expand your personal and career development please contact recruitment@hbbscounselling.org for an application pack.

Closing date     Friday 31st August August 2018

Details    Salary : 21 hpw  at £38,500 pro rata   Area: Havering and Essex

Nearest Town:  Brentwood     

Contact details:  recruitment@hbbscounselling.org

 

Volunteering


Volunteering


Volunteering

There are a range of opportunities if you wish to volunteer for HBBS.

We offer volunteer placements for students currently studying for counselling degrees. Also, there is the opportunity to work in our office, help organise or participate in events or even join our Governing Body. Please contact us by email at enquiries@hbbscounselling.org, or by phone on 01708 716870 if you would like further information.

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Get in touch


Get in touch


Get in touch

How can we help?

To access support, make a donation, enquire about fundraising or volunteering, please get in touch.

Email enquiries@hbbscounselling.org
Phone (Clinical Line) 01277 283199
Non Clinical Line (Finance, Marketing, Fundraising, Personnel) 01277 283190