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.

  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 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.


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 our projects such as coaching and services for adolescents
  • contribute advice and attend events
  • show commitment and enthusiam for our values and future plans

One of the appointments is for a person 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.

We also wish to appoint a special person as the Chairperson to lead Hope and ensure, with the CEO a sterong and sustainable future.  This role is key to survivors cope and recovery.

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.

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