Psychologists and Psychotherapists

Job Title: Psychologists and Psychotherapists
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: Between £51,865 and £73,000, depending on experience
Contact Name: Eleanor Haworth
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 31, 2021 13:32

Job Description

Psychologists and Psychotherapists

Salary: Between £51,865 and £73,000, depending on experience

Location: Remote working with travel across the UK

Are you interested in making a difference to the lives of adopted children and their families experiencing the effects of trauma and attachment difficulties?

Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community, and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents. Our vision is for an equal chance of a bright future for every child unable to live with their birth parents.  

We are looking to recruit a number of highly motivated, innovative and experienced Psychologists and Psychotherapists to lead and deliver psychological provisions for adoptive families across the UK. You will use your clinical and consultation skills to develop and oversee the therapeutic elements of our TESSA Programme. TESSA is a preventative early intervention support for families who are at risk of the effects of early childhood trauma. For further information on TESSA please visit our website at the following link: We value openness, compassion, flexibility, and curiosity in helping us meet the clinical and operational demands of this service.

You will be fully qualified and HPC/BACP registered as appropriate, with experience of providing supervision and working within the field of mental health, trauma and attachment difficulties.

Ideally all applicants will have experience of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and Theraplay and will have worked with adoption services.

All posts are full-time (35 hours). However, we encourage flexible ways of working so if you have the experience and qualities, we require but would like to work on a part-time or job share basis we would be interested in hearing from you. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect everyone working with us to share this commitment.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-representative groups such as ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We don’t want you to ‘fit’ our culture, we want you to enrich it.

If you have a passion for making a difference and share in our vision for adoptive and kinship care families, please view the roles in more detail and apply via our website:

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Eleanor Haworth on 07966 584230 or if you require support regarding the application or interview process, please contact People Services on or call 01295 752253.

Closing date: Friday 24 September 2021