Voluntary Company Secretary/Trustee

Job Title: Voluntary Company Secretary/Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hammersmith
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: CompSec
Contact Name: Rob Bell-Cross
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 02, 2018 10:46

Job Description

West London Centre for Counselling is looking for a Company Secretary, who also understands and cares about mental health in the community. You will also understand good governance and what the role of a non-executive Trustee involves.


The main objective of the Centre is to provide free, professional-quality therapeutic counselling to people living or working in West London.  It also aims to support the training and development of trainee and newly qualified counsellors and psychotherapists by providing additional skills training and the opportunity to expand their clinical experience. 

About the role

WLCC is led by its Board of 6 Trustees, who are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the charity. Trustee meetings are held 4 times a year (including the AGM) at the Centre in Hammersmith. As WLCC’s Company Secretary, you will minute the meetings and present the minutes for each meeting.  As a Trustee you will have the opportunity to make a valuable and important contribution to our current work and future direction.

About you

As Company Secretary you will ideally be a solicitor with experience in financial management and controls including audit and risk in a charity context.

Working alongside the Chair, you will oversee financial, internal control and risk management matters of the charity and will support reporting on these to the Board.

This is an exciting opportunity to have a role in leading an organisation delivering vital mental health support services at the heart of the community.

This is a voluntary role requiring a minimum commitment of attending at least four board meetings, plus occasional time spent responding to communications, reading and considering papers.


For further information and an opportunity to meet informally with Professor John Nuttall, Chair, please submit your CV to Rob Bell-Cross, Director & Principal Counsellor, who will then explain the recruitment process. (

WLCC is committed to Equality of Opportunity and Diversity. We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, age, sexual orientation or disability. Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process.  Closing date 25th January 2019.