Chief Executive Officer

Hours of work: 25 hrs per week.

Salary: £40K FTE (pro rata)

Based: Wellington and Shrewsbury

Axis Counselling is recruiting an exceptional individual who can lead its committed team of colleagues and be responsible for driving the organisation sustainably to deliver its operational and strategic objectives.

Axis Counselling is a registered charity supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse and present day sexual trauma.

The successful candidate will expertly utilise their business acumen continually to identify and successfully acquire funding whilst relentlessly networking and influencing a diverse stakeholder group.

You will be an accomplished leader, adept at management, diplomatic, passionate and committed to the needs of our client group.

Closing Date: 5pm 2nd November 2017.

Interviews will be held on: Date to be confirmed.  If you do not hear from us by 10th November, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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To apply and for more information contact  You can also return your application by post to Axis Counselling, Fletcher House, 15 College Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1LY.



Counsellors:  We are always interested to hear from prospective counsellors.  If you are qualified and feel you have the right attributes to work with our clients please send your CV to Counselling Lead, Axis Counselling, Fletcher House, 15 College Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1LY.

Our minimum requirements are a BACP recognised course or equivalent (i.e. 420 hours skills and theory, 100 hours of supervised practice, 20 hours of personal therapy) PLUS 500 hours supervised practice post qualification.

Please note we do not take students on placement or unqualified volunteers.


Training Courses

At Axis we want to do all we can to promote better understanding of the issues and effects of sexual abuse.

If you are interested in attending a training course please contact Nikki on 01743 357777 to register an interest.

We also offer set training courses for agencies and individuals. We can also put together a bespoke package for organisations. Training can be arranged in Shrewsbury or Telford, or by special arrangement we can travel to other premises within the The most popular is a two day course “Understanding and Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse”.

Future training dates will be advertised on this page. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please contact us and speak to Nikki.