BACP Workplace promotes the professional practice of counselling in the workplace and supports practitioners who work with employees, employers and employee assistance programmes (EAPs).

The provision of workplace counselling and employee support benefits both the organisation and employees. Results are improved attendance, performance and working relationships and an emotional healthy workplace.

Workplace counselling and employee support provision benefit both the organisation and employees. Results are improved attendance, performance and working relationships and an emotional healthy workplace.

We campaign for high standards and best practice, offering a forum for all professionals with an interest in employee support and psychological health and wellbeing in the workplace. 

We achieve this by offering a forum for all professionals with an interest in employee support and psychological health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Find out more about BACP Workplace

Term of office

Executive members are appointed for up to three years. This may be extended for a further three years.

What'll you'll be doing

You'll attend up to four meetings a year, which will usually be held at our offices in Lutterworth. You may be able to attend remotely via Microsoft Teams. 

You'll be involved in ongoing tasks, which may include putting together the divisional "Working with" day, working alongside our events team and attending our events, such as Making Connections, to network and build the profile of the division. The expected time commitment per year over and above meetings will be 80 to 100 hours per annum.

General responsibilities

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • implement the divisional strategy and ensure that it aligns with our organisational strategy, promoting counselling changes lives
  • work collaboratively with our staff
  • promote the division's area of expertise and bring best practice into the work of the division and BACP
  • network and represent us and our members to wider stakeholder groups
  • act as an ambassador and advocate for us and the Workplace division

Carrying out the role

As a divisional executive, you'll:

  • attend divisional executive meetings and read through papers and documentation. Where possible, we set meeting dates 12 months in advance
  • act as an Ambassador for the association within the Workplace arena
  • adhere to our volunteer policies, procedures and code of conduct
  • adhere to and support the governance framework
  • attend our annual general meeting, where possible
  • maintain absolute confidentiality for any sensitive or confidential information you receive while carrying out the role
  • work within the principles of the BACP Ethical Framework
  • observe the seven Nolan principles: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

Skills and abilities

You should:

  • be willing to devote time and effort
  • have good, independent judgement
  • be able to think creatively and strategically
  • be willing to take decisions 
  • understand the responsibilities of the position
  • be IT literate: willing and able to use technology on BACP business

We particularly welcome applicants with:

  • experience of being a head of service or equivalent time spent in the field
  • workplace experience 
  • a background in trauma background
  • experience in neurodiversity or occupational psychology
  • diversity and inclusion experience
  • care industry experience
  • excellent professional writing skills  
  • website and IT skills
  • event planning
  • marketing and communication - media strategy and planning 
  • social media and content management - Twitter, Facebook and others
  • blogging and writing experience
  • equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) experience 

Remuneration

There is no remuneration for this role, however, reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out the volunteering role will be reimbursed in line with our volunteers expenses policy.

To apply

For more information or to apply for this volunteering role, please send your CV and an application letter stating your relevant skills, knowledge and experience to governance@bacp.co.uk. We're looking for representation across the four nations and BAME communities and welcome applications to increase the diversity of the executive.