The BPC is looking to appoint two lay Board members who have a strong empathy with the organisation's objectives and have an understanding of, or interest in, psychological therapies or mental health. Experience, skills, and expertise in business development, communications or regulatory law are particularly sought.
The successful candidates will provide strategic lay (i.e. non-clinical) insight and expertise to the BPC Board's deliberations and support the organisation in our growth and development. Full details are available here: https://www.charityjob.co.uk/volunteer-jobs/british-psychoanalytic-council/trustee/583646?tsId=2&referrerIsJobSearch=True&rankId=3
The BPC is widely recognised in the counselling and psychotherapy community as a leading organisation setting high clinical standards. We are ambitious to develop our membership and influence to increase the wider public’s awareness of the benefits of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. We are increasingly working in partnership with our colleagues at BACP and UKCP to ensure the wider psychotherapy and counselling professions are collaborating across a range of activities.
We are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, publishing a Register of practitioners required to follow our ethical code and meet our fitness to practise standards.
We run a number of lectures and conferences throughout the year, publish New Association (our well-regarded magazine for psychoanalytic thinking), and promote the profession through a comprehensive policy and public affairs programme that includes meetings with MPs and policy makers, and media activity
The BPC is a not-for-profit organisation that has recently agreed to apply for charitable status and as part of this process we are looking to appoint two lay Board members. The Board meets approximately six times a year plus an AGM and other occasional meetings where we may need Board members input. The post is unremunerated but all out of pocket expenses will be paid.