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Being part of our team means contributing to the transformation of lives as we walk alongside individuals on their path to improved mental well-being. As a prominent advocate for mental health, we provide diverse employment opportunities in the field of social care for mental health, where you can make a significant impact on the lives of those in need.

If you’re interested in one of the available roles, email us your CV and a cover letter at [email protected]. If your application is shortlisted, we will contact you shortly. Due to a large number of applications, we are unable to contact applicants that are not shortlisted.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of job vacancies are available at Active Minds?

    We offer a wide range of job vacancies, including roles in counselling, support work, advocacy, administration and more. Explore our current vacancies to see the full spectrum of opportunities.

  • How do I apply for a job with your organisation?

    To apply for a job, simply navigate to the specific job listing you’re interested in on our website. Click on the “Apply” button and send us an email with your CV and cover letter, indicating why you’re the best candidate for the role.

  • What qualifications and experience are required?

    Qualifications and experience requirements vary depending on the specific job. Detailed job descriptions will outline the necessary qualifications, skills, and experience for each vacancy.

  • What is the recruitment process like?

    Our recruitment process may include submitting an application, interviews, reference checks, and, in most cases, a criminal record check. The specific process will be outlined in the job description.

  • Will I need a criminal record check?

    To provide one-on-one or group support for a person living with mental illness, you will need a criminal record check. Roles where you have no contact with vulnerable people do not require a criminal record check. If your role necessitates one, we will discuss it with you.

  • Will I have to attend an interview?

    Definitely! We encourage employees to set and achieve their career goals. Our commitment to employee development includes mentorship programs, on-the-job training, and access to relevant certifications and courses to support your career progression.

Available Vacancies




We are looking for a qualified counsellor with experience working in mental health sector to join our team.

Main duties and responsibilities

1. Providing one-to-one support and pre-prepared psycho-educational sessions for adults with mental health support needs

2. Working collaboratively with Active Minds staff to deliver individual therapy programs to assist adults dealing with anxiety, depression and emotional issues

3. Establishing a relationship of trust and respect with the client

4. Encouraging the client to talk about issues they feel they cannot normally share with others

5. Helping the client towards a deeper understanding of their concerns

6. Helping the client to make decisions and choices regarding possible ways forward

7. Referring the client to other sources of help, as appropriate

8. Undertaking continual assessments of participants’ needs, appropriateness for support and monitor progress

10. Liasing with staff at Active Minds and external agencies on issues relevant to the welfare of the client

11. Working within Mind’s Confidentiality Policy, Safeguarding Policy and other relevant policies

12. Participating in clinical and management supervision and training as required

Person Specification

1. A relevant qualification and membership of ap rofessional body

2. At least 2 years of post-qualification experience of working with people with mental health support needs

3. Experience of working with vulnerable adults and a knowledge/understanding of safeguarding of vulnerable adults issues

4. Experience of working with adults with serious emotional difficulties

5. Awareness of own skills and abilities and of when to refer onto others

6. Knowledge of mental health services locally

7. Willingness to work in new and innovative ways

8. Committment to non-discriminatory and non-judgmental practice.

A criminal record check is required together with two satisfactory references.

We actively encourage and will warmly welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems, people from diverse communities including but not limited to people with disabilities, BAME and LGBTQ communities.

To apply for this role, email us your CV and a cover letter at [email protected]. If your application is shortlisted, we will contact you shortly. Due to a large number of applications, we are unable to contact applicants that are not shortlisted.

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