Job Vacancies

SCoPEd project: expert reference group (ERG) member
Wanted: additional members of the ERG for the Scope of Practice and Education for the counselling and psychotherapy professions (SCoPEd) project.

SCoPEd is a collaborative project between BACP, the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). It aims to agree a shared, evidence-based generic competence framework to inform the training requirements, competences and practice standards for counsellors and psychotherapists working with adults.  
Work on this project is well underway.  In early 2019, the first draft of the framework based on mapping the existing competences and practice standards was sent to members and stakeholders for consultation.  
In response to member feedback the SCoPEd Steering Group and ERG are looking to widen the ERG by recruiting two additional members. These additional ERG members will contribute to the next version of the framework and will help to focus and resolve key areas of complexity, such as finding language for competences that is inclusive rather than modality-specific.

Time Commitment
You’ll be required to attend approximately three meetings between July and December 2019. Current ERG meetings take place on Wednesdays between 4 and 6pm.

Carrying out the Role
You'll be expected to:
•    attend all meetings as agreed
•    engage in work between meetings and complete agreed actions to deadline
•    make recommendations for inclusive competency language
•    make recommendations for refining the parameters of any further literature search within the established methodology according to your knowledge of the research literature
•    assist in reviewing relevant competences for inclusion or exclusion within the framework
•    alert the core team to gaps in the competence map
•    where a lack of research evidence exists, recommend text books, training materials or other resources to inform the development of the framework 
•    agree the draft framework 
•    support the framework consultation process 

Skills and Abilities
You will:
•    have considerable knowledge of counselling and psychotherapy competency frameworks and standards and demonstrable experience of developing such frameworks  
•    have knowledge of practitioner training pathways and delivery contexts
•    understand selection and assessment issues 
•    understand practice, supervision and registration requirements across a range of professional bodies
•    be able to work collaboratively, and strategically while maintaining focus on the wider benefit to the public. 

There is no remuneration for this role, however we will reimburse reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out the role in line with our Volunteers’ Expenses Policy. 
Any other remuneration is subject to Charity Commission guidelines and approval of the BACP Board of Governors.

To Apply
Please email your CV and a detailed application letter to Kathy Roe (SCoPEd Project Team) who is handling the recruitment on behalf of the three organisations. Or you can send it by post to BACP, BACP House, 15 St. John’s Business Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. LE17 4HB.



Honorary Placement: British Red Cross/Tavistock Trauma Service
Based: London 

The Tavistock Trauma Service offers a clinical service to British Red Cross Asylum Seeker and Refugee beneficiaries.
Adult psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapists are offered the opportunity for an honorary placement on site in this service for at least 18 months. The service offers a flexible response which may include on-going therapeutic work, liaison and networking with other services and / or onwards referral to other voluntary and statutory agencies. The commitment is for half a day on Tuesdays in Islington and attendance fortnightly on a Thursday morning at the Tavistock for supervision.
Skills such as working flexibly within a psychodynamic framework, using interpreters, linking with other agencies and liaison with BRC caseworkers will be part of the learning experience.

Contact Jo Stubley


WPF Therapy Senior Clinician

Based: London

Deadline: 21 June 2019

We are looking for an experienced Senior Clinician to join our team. Working as part of a team of highly qualified individuals you will demonstrate professionalism and enthusiasm in your work.

As a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist or group analytic psychotherapist, you must be registered with a professional body: BACP, UKCP or BPC and have experience of providing individual initial consultations and assessment reports as well as responding to clinical risk and providing supervision to colleagues.
For applicant information, please visit the WPF website.




Consultant Medical Psychotherapist, Regional Department of Psychotherapy 
Based: Newcastle upon Tyne 
Position is 0.6 wte
Deadline: 23:59 23 June 2019 
The post would suit a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, group analyst or psychodynamic psychotherapist who wishes to combine direct clinical work with training, supervision and reflective practice. The post holder will be a member of a strong multidisciplinary team of eleven psychoanalytic psychotherapists, group analysts and psychodynamic psychotherapists, and will have three supportive Consultant Medical Psychotherapist colleagues. 

The Trust is happy to explore the possibility of additional sessions in another specialty if an applicant wished to work more sessions and had specific interests. 
Contact Dr Richard Duggins, Consultant Medical Psychotherapist and Clinical Lead, 0191 2876100  

Visit their website for more information about this position.




School Engagement Trainer

Based: South West, East Midlands and East of England

Deadline: 24 June 2019

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. The Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Programme has rapidly expanded over the past few years. We have increased the number of Department for Education (DfE) and Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) funded programmes and our Schools in Mind network, which shares clinical and academic expertise regarding the mental health and wellbeing issues that affect schools, has grown to over 10,000 members. 

There is a growing demand for schools and colleges to be trained in a range of issues related to the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. The Centre is currently delivering two government funded training programmes and also deliver an expert training programme for a range of school professionals nationwide. The School Engagement Trainer will deliver a portfolio of AFNCCF trainings aimed at education professionals. This will largely include the national delivery of the Mental Health and Schools and Colleges Link Programme (MHSSCLP), funded by the Department for Education. 

The Mental Health and Services and Schools and Colleges Link Programme (MHSSCLP), funded by the Department for Education, brings together mental health leads in schools and colleges and Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYPMHS) to embed long term collaboration and integrated working. The programme comprises two workshops delivered at least six weeks apart to mental health and school and college professionals with the aim to better improve mental health and resilience in children and young people. We will be delivering the programme to all schools and colleges across England over the next four years, running up to four workshops per day during term time. 

We are actively seeking to recruit posts in the South West, East Midlands and East of England. The posts will require travel to various locations across England to deliver the workshops.
For more details about the position, visit the Anna Freud website and just click on 'search'.