Clinical Psychologist: Staff Wellbeing

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist: Staff Wellbeing
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Reference: SWA3103
Job Published: June 10, 2021 10:10

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist: Staff Wellbeing

Location: Islington/Central London

Salary: £50,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Contract: Fixed Term 12 months

Vacancy Reference: SWA3103

Closing Date:   29th June 2021  (9.00 am)

Interview Date:  6th July  2021

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital.  We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our senior management team and help us make a difference.  We are an Investors in People Employer, committed to attracting, retaining and developing excellent people.

About the Service

You will be working with a diverse team of dedicated Managers, within our Therapeutic Services team service, working closely with staff teams and the senior managers across the organisation.  We are responsive to the needs of our service users and continuously seeking ways to improve our services. 

About the Role

This is a new role which will embed the mental health knowledge we need across the organisation for the benefit of our 280 staff, 90 volunteers and women we support. Last year we supported over 16,000 adults and children across our frontline services and 27,000 in total. A massive achievement when each case represents someone coping or fleeing from violence and abuse and it is our staff who listen to their stories and guide them to safety. This post will play a fundamental role in helping us to respond to the combined impacts of domestic abuse and the pandemic.

About You

This is an excellent opportunity to have long-term impact on the organisation by creating a wellbeing toolkit tailored for the specialist needs of Solace staff and volunteers. This toolkit will equip us to work effectively through and in the aftermath of the pandemic. You will also have immediate impact on staff by providing individual and group wellbeing sessions with staff and volunteers. 

You will have strong communication skills and the ability to build dynamic and effective working relationships with managers and staff.  The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in gender-based violence and the impact of secondary trauma on those who provide support for survivors.

You will have organisational and planning skills. Be able to create and embed wellbeing practices at all levels of the organisation by working individually and in groups across the organisation.  

In return, we offer great employee benefits including a generous holiday entitlement and a genuine commitment to learning and development.  We are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion, recognising black and ethnic minority candidates are under-represented within our organisation at this level. As part of our commitment to improve this, we strongly encourage applications from such groups.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.

We request no contact from recruitment agencies.

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description & Person Specification. To apply, please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description & Person Specification. Along with this, please complete the Equality Monitoring form and send all three documents to by the closing date.

We will only accept CV’s and Supporting Statements with a maximum of 2 pages and Font size 12. Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late CV’s and Supporting Statements will not be accepted.

Due to the number of CV’s and Supporting Statements we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please email us at if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As part of safer recruitment we require all successful candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure.

No agencies.