Manx Care
£34,835 to £55,138 a year
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Would you love to work in a stunning location, somewhere that offers great career development and where you can achieve a great work-life balance? We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Counsellor to join our Counselling and Therapy service in primary care! Our terms and conditions are not Agenda for Change; however our pay bands equate to the UK NHS bands and have advantageous pay scales.

Main duties of the job

Provide an island-wide counselling service to clients sixteen years and older. Take responsibility for managing counselling case loads, assessing, planning and delivering timely and appropriate therapeutic treatment for Adults experiencing mild to moderately severe common mental health problems. Take responsibility for assessment and provision of an appropriate range of evidence based therapeutic counselling interventions. Assess and manage clinical risk. Assess clients presenting as the first point of contact within Adult Mental Health Services.

About us

By joining Manx Care on the Isle of Man youll be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Islands healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS. We provide lots of opportunities for professional learning and CPD, this includes use of our well-resourced education and training centre. At many of our locations youll have access to free on-site car parking. People who relocate here can also get a refund on their National Insurance contributions for the first year of living here. In addition, we offer generous relocation packages for most of our roles! On the Isle of Man you can benefit from great lifestyle opportunities, a safe environment and great schools. Manx residents benefit from lower tax rates compared to most countries in the EU.

Job description
Job responsibilities
About the role and our team

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Counsellor to join our Counselling and Therapy service in primary care!

We deliver a range of therapeutic counselling interventions for people experiencing mild to moderately severe mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression and trauma.

Together we will design, deliver and evaluate the developing service based in the heart of the community. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of something special and make a difference to those in the community.

You will initially be based in Port Erin or Douglas, but we also deliver interventions in our Ramsey and Peel hubs.

Your high level of clinical skills and ability to utilise specialist therapeutic techniques and counselling approaches will ensure clients receive the services they need. If you would like to take advantage of this fantastic innovation and be with us from the very start please don't hesitate to get in touch today!

What can this role offer me?

By joining us you'll be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Island's healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS.

We're really keen to support development, and you'll have access to all the great courses the Isle of Man Government offer, through LEaD, our Learning, Education and Development Service.

As a Band 6 or 7 (depending on experience and skills) Counsellor you will receive support and supervision alongside continued professional development and study leave.

Manx Care is committed to creating smoke-free spaces and is 'proud to be smoke free' as part of the overall Isle of Man Smoke Free 2030 ambition. As of April 1st 2021 smoking is no longer permitted on our Manx Care & DHSC sites, including nursing, residential and EMI units around the Island. For support and advice on abstinence from smoking, please contact Quit4You on 642404 or

About the Island and relocating

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you'll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island's real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you'll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man's guide to moving to the Isle of Man here.

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the National Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit

A relocation package of up to £7,000 based on receipts is available for this role.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification, alternatively contact Ruari Donald on 01624 642540.

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified.
Additional information

Please note an enhanced with barring police check is required for this post which Manx Care will cover the cost of for you.

We support flexible working and equality, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment

The Isle of Man Public Service is committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion. We understand how a wide range of views and experiences can benefit us as we work together for the Isle of Man. We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and would encourage you to apply.

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at

Person Specification
  • Band 6: Recognised professional counselling qualification to diploma level or equivalent, Experience in field of Mental health and counselling
  • Band 7: Recognised professional counselling qualification to diploma level or equivalent, Registered Mental Nurse on NMC register and/or other substantial training and/or experience in Mental Health field, Current accreditation with recognised counselling body e.g. Manx Association of Counselling (MAC), Further substantial training and/or comparable short courses and significant experience in providing clinical supervision to other professionals
  • Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to see full details of the skills, experience and attributes required for this role.

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Manx Care


Community Wellbeing Service


Isle of Man


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