Deputy Team Manager

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. In April 2019, the Centre opened its new Centre of Excellence located in King’s Cross.

The Centre’s Schools Division has a substantial track record of delivering training and services into schools with national reach and reputation. The Centre has a long standing and established relationship with Brent Council. The current service is going in to its third year of delivery and the team have warmly welcomed a significant expansion which has opened up a number of new opportunities within the service.

Brent – Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team

The Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team (WEST) is a service commissioned by Brent Council focusing on improving the wellbeing of children and young people aged 4 to 18 years (or up to 25 years with a Special Educational Need or Disability) in identified vulnerable groups including children and young people with learning disabilities, at risk of exclusion, looked after children and those who are at risk of multiple vulnerabilities such as child sexual exploitation, gang affiliation and domestic violence.

We are currently recruiting a Deputy Team Manager in a highly valued and respected team. The aim of the post is to support the expansion of the service and the delivery of a wide range of brief evidence based interventions for children, families and professionals in the London borough of Brent using a range of models. The service also delivers training to multi-agency professionals.

This is an opportunity for a qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, Family Therapist or Child Psychotherapist to shape the direction of a rapidly growing team and to develop leadership and management skills. This role will support the work of the Team Manager and the supervision and development of staff within the team. Opportunities to work across the Schools Division will also be encouraged.

The work will be a mixture of face-to-face work in community settings (predominantly schools) and home-based virtual appointments. Some attendance at meetings and supervisions may be required at the Brent Civic Centre and at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community and would actively seek to increase the diversity of the Brent Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team to reflect the population we work with in Brent.

Location: London Borough of Brent
Start date: September onwards
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000 per annum FTE, depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week). Applications for part-time work will also be considered.

Please email if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying. Please note all our posts require candidates to have the Right to Work in the UK at the time of applying and we do not hold a sponsorship licence.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Jyoti Pooni, Clinical Psychologist/Team Manager – Brent WEST, on 07436 701798 or

Contact Eleanor Joscelyne.

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