Job Vacancies

Clinical or Counselling Psychologists or Psychotherapists
Location: The Retreat York
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours). Part-time or job share would be considered 
Contract: Permanent 
Start date: As soon as possible 
Salary scale: £30,000 - £40,000 
Closing Date: 5 August 2019
Please see the NHS Job site for job descriptions and application details or email Dianne Murray or phone 07800 518 463.

Senior Clinical or Counselling Psychologists or Psychotherapists
Location: The Retreat York
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours). Part-time or job share would be considered, though a minimum of 22.5 hours per week would be expected. 
Contract: Permanent 
Start date: As soon as possible 
Salary scale: £38,500 - £45,000 
Closing Date: 5 August 2019

We will expect you to have five or more years of post-qualification experience as a psychotherapist or clinical or counselling psychologist.
Please see the NHS Job site for job descriptions and application details or or email Dianne Murray or phone 07800 518 463.

The Retreat is seeking talented, experienced and dedicated Psychologists or Psychotherapists to help us to ensure the delivery of mental health services of excellence. Our vision is to deliver high quality, sustainable, renowned mental health services, alongside Autism and ADHD services. We offer community-based psychological assessment and therapy services for adults and for children and young people. We are currently focused on recruiting people to our adult service, but would welcome discussions with professionals experienced in working with children and young people. We would be particularly interested in a professional with training and experience in the following areas, working with individuals and groups:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychodynamic or Psychoanalytic models of therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy



Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Programme Lead
Permanent - 21 hours per week

The appointee will hold overall responsibility for the leadership, standards and co-ordination for the training in once weekly psychodynamic psychotherapy (Clinical Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy). The appointee will work to sustain the high professional standards of this training programme, including the associated clinical work delivered by trainees in the WPF Therapy Clinic.  They will be expected to further develop the programme which is currently under review as part of WPF Therapy’s Five Year Business Strategy. For a copy of the full job description please visit the WPF website
Deadline: 1 October 2019
Work Hours: 21 hours across 3 days
Salary: £48,000 pro rata (all inclusive)




Clinical (Registrant) Trustee

Clinical (Registrant) Trustees are sought who have a strong empathy with our strategic objectives and who are looking to make a contribution to the strengthening of BPC as an organisation and the long- term development of the psychoanalytic profession. 

The Board of Trustees are jointly and severally responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation, its financial health, the probity of its activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with its governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

Role Description

•    To ensure the organisation complies with its articles of association, pursues its objectives and applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives 
•    Ensuring that the charity has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these 
•    To contribute actively to developing the strategic direction of the organisation 
•    To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation
•    To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation and ensure financial stability
•    Ensuring that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard.

Person Specification


•    A registrant (or recently retired registrant) of the BPC
•    A lively interest in organisations and a commitment to contributing to the growth and development of the BPC and the psychoanalytic profession.
•    Experience of working at a strategic level on committees, boards or senior management teams in your member institution and/or a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation
•    Experience of building and sustaining relationships with organisations and colleagues to achieve organisational objectives
•    A proven track record of sound judgement and effective decision making, impartiality, fairness, the ability to respect confidences
•    An ability to make recommendations that, whilst respecting views of others, challenges thinking 
•    Commitment to the organisation and a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
•    An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship and ability to work effectively as a member of a team
•    An understanding of the respective roles of the Chair, Trustees and Chief Executive

July 2019 


Clinical Supervisors

Based: London 

Clinical Supervisors Required for Tavistock Intercultural Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (D59i)
You will need to be a BPC-registered adult psychoanalytic psychotherapist or psychoanalyst with at least two years post-qualification experience and an interest in race, culture and difference. Experience of working in the NHS is desirable.
The course currently runs on a Wednesday during the academic calendar. You will have at least two individual fortnightly supervisees and up to four personal tutees. Some supervisors see trainees on days other than Wednesdays.
Pay is standard Visiting Lecturer rate (currently £50.00ph).
If interested please email the course lead, Mike Swinburne.



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