Principal Psychologist (Clinical Lead to Truth Project)
Location: London, Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber
Salary: £48,836 - £62,239 pa
Contract: 21 months
Hours: 37.5 per week
A unique opportunity for a values-driven, and innovative senior psychologist with extensive experience of working with survivors of child sexual abuse, to make a significant contribution to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’ Truth Project.
IICSA is one of the most important and high-profile public inquiries ever established. Our role is to identify, understand and learn from the institutional failings that allowed child sexual abuse to happen in the past, and to make robust recommendations to prevent that abuse from happening in the future. The Truth Project is one of three core projects of the Inquiry. It gives a unique opportunity for victims and survivors to share their experience of child sexual abuse with the Inquiry, and to make recommendations that contribute to the Inquiry’s understanding of how we can better protect children from sexual abuse in the future.
In this role, you will work closely with operational and policy colleagues across the Truth Project, providing clinical leadership and psychological consultation and advice. You will provide clinical oversight for the Truth Project’s support service and oversee the provision of trauma informed training, leading a small team of staff who provide day-to-day advice to Truth Project teams. The role is predominantly consultative and therefore has little direct client contact.
You will have not just extensive experience of working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse, but also a proven track record of excellence in clinical governance, experience of leadership and line management, excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to deliver at pace. You will need to be highly organised and able to maintain the utmost professionalism in an organisation subject to public and media scrutiny. It would be advantageous to have worked in a range of settings, as this will be good preparation for the adaptation required to the unique context of an independent Inquiry, operating within the legal framework of our terms of reference.
The team is split between London and Sheffield and the post is available to be based at either of these locations. Please note that the role will involve regular travel between these bases, approximately once to twice per month, with occasional trips to other locations around England and Wales.
For further details about this role and the benefits of working at the IICSA, please click on the apply button below.
Closing date: 14 October 2018.