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Off The Record is a lively and friendly place to work. We’re on the frontline of mental health services in Croydon, Sutton and Merton. If you choose to work with us; you’ll be joining a team that is at the heart of providing a dynamic local service for young people.

On this page you can find information on job and volunteering opportunities, counselling placements and trustee positions at OTR.

Job opportunities

Young People's Counsellor - 37 hours per week

Salary: £29,000 - £32,000

Temporary to April 2022

This is a new role developed in partnership between CAYSH and Off the Record to offer counselling/mental health support to young people living in CAYSH supported accommodation and consultation/support to staff concerned about a young person’s mental wellbeing. The post holder would be employed by CAYSH & report directly to the Head of Operations but with clinical supervision provided through Off the Record.

This new Young People’s Counsellor post would be responsible for establishing and delivering a counselling/mental health support service for young people aged 16-25 living in CAYSH supported accommodation. Applicants need to hold a professional counselling qualification to diploma level or equivalent and have a very strong ability to actively engage with a wide range of young people. Training/experience in CBT particularly welcome. 

Closing date for applications will be midday on Thursday 11th March with interviews taking place on Thursday 18th March. Please click on link below for the application pack:

> Young People's Counsellor

Volunteering opportunities

Respite Activities & Learning Support Club (LSC) Assistant

The Volunteer Learning Support Club Assistant role provides much needed support to the project's Education Worker during the Homework Club for young carers. This club is more than a homework club, as this is a time for young carers to not only do their homework with assistance in areas in which they are not confident, but allows them to obtain skills in research and all areas of their education curriculum. The Learning Support Club Assistant should aim to help the young people attending the club to improve their educational outcomes and should work with the Education Worker to achieve this for all young carers attending the club.

Respite opportunities are also very important and we organise age appropriate activities for young carers during term time and in the holidays. Please click the link below for the application pack:

> Volunteer Activities & LSC Assistant

Counselling placements

Off the Record are always looking for new counsellors to join our clinical team. We offer the opportunity to work with a minimum of three clients per week in a professional and supportive environment. Clients come from a variety of backgrounds and present with a range of issues. 

You will receive free, bi-weekly group supervision and regular training and assessment opportunities. Please click the link below for the application pack:

> Volunteer Counsellor

Please email completed application forms to recruitment@talkofftherecord.org

Become a Trustee

Trustees play a crucial role in the overall governance of the agency and are key to running Off the Record and delivering excellent services. 

As a trustee, you'll be responsible for ensuring that the charity is well governed and complies with government legislation, e.g., Charity Law, Company Law and Employment Law. Suitable applicants should have commitment and an interest in improving the lives of young people and a specialist area of interest. This could include human resources, marketing, fundraising and strategic development.

If you are interested in applying for this role please click the link below to download the application pack:

> Trustee

Call us

Saturday Support 020 8175 6776

You can call us from 10am-1pm to speak to a counsellor for confidential support.

Email us

General enquiries info@talkofftherecord.org