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Programme Director – Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) Programme

Anna Freud
Hybrid working / London (Greater)
£62,220 per annum FTE, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Programme Director – Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) Programme

Hours: Part-time 14 hours per week on either Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays (days will be confirmed prior to interview).

Salary: £62,220 per annum FTE, plus 6% contributory pension scheme

Anna Freud is a world-leading mental health charity for children, young people and their families. Our mission is to close the gap in wellbeing and mental health by advancing, translating, delivering, and sharing the best science and practice with everyone who impacts the lives of children, young people and their families. More information about Anna Freud is available on our website:

We value diversity and aim to have diverse workforce that reflects the community and our service users, in line with our vision, values and inclusion commitments. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

The Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) programme is a one-year postgraduate diploma course and is part of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health (previously CYP IAPT) initiative. The programme trains graduate entry mental health practitioners to work in educational settings offering help for common difficulties in children and young people including anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties, primarily with a focus on CBT-informed evidence-based guided self-help interventions.  The programme is a key part of the Green Paper to transform children and young people’s mental health provision. 

In collaboration with University College London (UCL) as the degree awarding body, Anna Freud is recruiting a Programme Director to lead the delivery of the Educational Mental Health Practitioner programme.

The EMHP Programme Director role sits within the Education and Training Division at Anna Freud within the Workforce Programmes stream in Post-Graduate Studies.   

The post-holder will deliver a high quality, academically coherent and inclusive programme curriculum in line with the evolving EMHP National Curriculum, UCL and British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation standards. 

Ideally, the post-holder will have knowledge and experience of implementing CBT- informed interventions for low mood and anxiety as well evidence-based interventions for behavioural difficulties in educational settings; have a strong, demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and education and have experience in curriculum design, assessment and teaching in Higher Education.

The role is held within a supportive leadership team who are committed to improving the mental health of all children, young people and families.

Please email with any job enquiries, or if you require assistance or experience difficulties when applying. Please note that successful candidate(s) will be asked to evidence their Right to Work in the UK post-job offer – we do not hold a sponsor licence therefore we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship.


Hybrid working (a mixture of onsite and home/remote working). Staff are working onsite for at least 20% of their working hours at our London site (4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH).

Contract duration


Closing date for applications

Midday (12pm), Tuesday 27 February 2024.

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Friday 1 March 2024. During shortlisting, applicants are anonymously assessed using the criteria visible in the Job Profile. Please note: due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.


Interviews will be held on Friday 8 March 2024.

How to apply

Please click on the 'Apply on website' button. We are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies.

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