Since 2002 The Turning Point Counselling Service has been committed to supporting individuals suffering mental health and emotional difficulties within the local community. We endeavour to be accessible to all who approach us offering a compassionate service, tailored to an individual’s need in an environment where mutual respect and courtesy are demonstrated by both counsellor and client.
The Turning Point aims to offer counselling that enables clients suffering from mental illness, depression or anxiety to develop coping strategies and skills enabling and empowering them to overcome their difficulties. We maintain a welcoming, non-judgmental, and non-discriminatory service to anyone seeking our support.
We offer a telephone support service and a drop-in session, primarily but not exclusively to clients on our waiting list. We work with students and local Universities to enabling trainee counsellors to gain their necessary training hours in a supportive and supervised environment which provides a pathway into a counselling profession.
We are a small organisation made up predominantly of volunteers supported by 36 hours paid staff to a counselling coordinator and an administrator.
The trustees are seeking to appoint more trustees who can bring their skills and experience to help the charity continue its valuable work supporting the vulnerable in our community. We are particularly interested in appointing a trustee who can provide financial advice and expertise and working operational support to our administrator.
The ideal candidate would have a background in finance/accounting and experience or interest in mental health and supporting people going through difficult times in their lives.
Further information about the organisation and its work can be found on our website: www.turningpoint-brighouse.org.uk.
Monthly Financial oversight and bank reconciliations (Sage)
Be a bank signatory.
Annual accounts preparation
Annual budget and financial input to fund-raising bids.
Quarterly Management accounts preparation and reporting to Board Meetings