Working at Relate

Interested in joining our team? Here we list our latest vacancies available at Relate Derby and our sister companies, Safe Speak and Living Well With Autism.

We are a great team to work with and we would welcome you getting in touch to find out more, or apply with your covering letter today.

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Central Derby and locations across Derbyshire, Hybrid/flexible remote working available.
Hours: Standard week 37 hours; various hours available – minimum contracted hours 9
Salary: £22.50 per hour
Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire are part of the Relate family. Relate are the UK’s largest provider of relationship support providing nationally recognised services to the local community for over 70 years.
Would you like to join our experienced practitioners in Derby and Derbyshire to continue the Relate legacy. Relates team of counsellors has a wealth of knowledge and practice experience working with adults, children, and young people.

Are you an experienced qualified counsellor wanting to train in couple work?
Do you have experience in family, relationships, young people, psychosexual therapy, and IAPT?
With Relate an experienced counsellor with 5 or more years of practice can work for Relate if you go through our APEL approval process.

Working at Relate Derby & Southern Derbyshire
RDSD is a values-led organisation, we seek to promote a culture that supports the well-being of our team. We have a strong sense of family and we strive to promote this with professional support and a flexible working environment that enables staff to balance their work and home life.

Flexible working and remote working support
• Our office is based in central Derby and is open from Monday to Saturday
• We offer a standard working week of 37 hours with hybrid working available, home and office based with free parking and excellent transport links
• IT support for remote working, laptop and mobile phone provided
• Working hours are agreed based upon on the requirements of the role. Schools counsel-ling on-site only
Outstanding professional support
• When you work for RDSD you will receive one-to-one clinical supervision each month, at no additional cost to you
• You will take part in monthly group supervision sessions with experienced fellow practi-tioners, at no additional cost to you
• You will be supported by our dedicated appointments team who field calls and make appointments for our counsellors six days a week
• Free access to the national practice helpline for emergency consultation on practice is-sues
• You will be entitled to full professional indemnity cover
• Staff away days and focus groups. We’re invested in you and value your opinion on how we do things

Wellbeing and benefits
• 25 days annual leave per year plus 8 public holidays (pro rata for part-time hours)
• Enhanced Relate sick pay
Learning and development
• Structured induction plan
• Structured probation period with regular feedback
• Attend a range of tailored CPD courses run specifically for Relate counsellors

The post requires satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS Disclosure.
Interested? To learn more about this role please contact for an informal chat.


Relate Centre Trustee

 Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire’s dedicated team have been supporting local people for over 70 years. Our specially trained counsellors are experienced in working with adults, children and young people, schools, employers, families and people on the autism spectrum as well as our more well-known work with couples and individuals on relationships and psychosexual therapy. We work closely with Relate Chesterfield, delivering services across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire. 

Relate’s vision is for a future in which good relationships of all kinds form the heart of a thriving society. We are currently in the process of revisiting our 5-year strategy to agree our direction of travel and priorities to ensure we remain relevant, sustainable, and fit for the future. During the pandemic we swiftly shifted to remote counselling with our staff working from home, we are now seeing an increased demand for face-to-face counselling, and are working with our staff to establish accessible services responsive to the needs of our clients. 

To help us fulfil these ambitions, we are looking for experienced and committed individuals to play an essential role in the governance and development of our charity. We are currently seeking new Trustees with skills and/or experience across a broad range of leadership and business roles but any of the following would be especially useful: 

Finance, communications and marketing, and clinical practice, human resources 

You need not have been a charity trustee before, but you will have experience of participating and decision-making at a senior level; independence of thought and judgement; a strong belief in Relate’s ethos and values and time to commit. 

You will have ultimate responsibility for the strategic direction of the charity and for ensuring Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire is effectively delivering high quality services that meet the needs of our local community. You will ensure Relate Derby and southern Derbyshire complies with charity law and is well-run. If you want to know more about the role of a Trustee you may find this guidance from the Charity Commission helpful – the Essential Trustee what you need to know, what you need to do 

We value having a Board that reflects the diversity of the local community which we serve and so we would particularly welcome applications from people of different ethnic origins or faiths, younger people, people with disabilities and people from the LGBTQ+ community. 

 For further details contact either 

Lisa Stevenson, MD 

Or Dianne Prescott, Chair 07769 155262 

or to apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to 


Clinical Supervisor

We are recruiting for a Clinical supervisor qualified in couples counselling with experience in families, couples, young people, and psychosexual therapy.  The successful candidate will have a role split between supervision and counselling.

We help people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.  Our team regularly receive testimonials from people who say we have played a part in helping them to find positive direction in their lives when they most need it.

We are looking for a qualified clinical supervisor to fulfil a variety of contracts covering daytimes, evening and some weekends

Location is based in Derby but with some remote working applicable

Remuneration is £18.5k for the equivalent of a three day week

Currently, most counselling is taking place remotely and a combination of face-to-face and remote work is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.  The organisation is going through a period of change so there is the opportunity for this role to grow.

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