Deputy Director – Educational Mental Health Practitioner Programme

Job Title: Deputy Director – Educational Mental Health Practitioner Programme
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000 FTE per annum, pro rata, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
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Job Published: December 05, 2019 15:49

Job Description

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 Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme is a service transformation programme that aims to improve Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and develop the workforce. The Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) is a national, funded programme. EMHP has been introduced in response to government strategy seeking to support mental health needs in children and young people in schools by training a workforce of new practitioners.

In collaboration with University College London (UCL) as the degree awarding body, the Centre is looking for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Deputy Programme Director to support the ongoing development and delivery of the EMHP programme. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional looking to expand their practice to support the training of wellbeing practitioners across educational settings. 

The postholder will have experience of working in educational settings either as a Clinical Psychologist or Educational Psychologist (or any other relevant professional background). The post-holder will be based at the Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH. 

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community. 

Please email or phone 020 7794 2313 if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying. 

Closing date for applications Midnight, Thursday 6 January 2020 

Our Patron: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. 

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a company limited by guarantee, company number 03819888, and a registered charity, number 1077106. 

Notification of interview Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Thursday 9 January 2020 

Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates Interviews Interviews will be held on Wednesday 15 January 2020 How to apply For more information about this role and to apply, please go to

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