Senior Therapist and Trainer – Early Years Programme

Job Title: Senior Therapist and Trainer – Early Years Programme
Contract Type: Flexible
Location: London
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000 FTE per annum, depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
Job Published: January 27, 2021 15:40

Job Description

Senior Therapist and Trainer 

Early Years Programme

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week; Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00)

Flexible and part-time working will be considered

Salary: £45,000 to £55,000 FTE per annum, depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme 

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports 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 Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects the wide range of backgrounds represented in the communities we serve. We encourage applications from all sections of the community

The Early Years Programme (EYP) is a nationally and internationally renowned area of work at the Centre, focusing on innovative and specialist psychotherapeutic approaches for families with babies and pre-school children in universal, targeted and specialist areas of work.

The Senior Therapist and Trainer post is a new role within the Early Years Programme, which will involve supporting the Programme’s work related to parental and infant mental health, including our Mind the Dad service and Think Baby projects. The successful candidate will be an experienced psychologist or psychotherapist with clinical expertise in the parent-infant relationship and experience in facilitating and supervising therapeutic group work. The post-holder will manage a small team of therapists whilst carrying their own caseload. 

The post-holder will be home-based, both due to the virtual nature of the projects and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; thereafter at Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH. In the future, once social distancing measures are lifted, some remote working will be considered together with attendance of team meetings at the Centre. 

Please email if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying. Please note all our posts require candidates to have the Right to Work in the UK at the time of applying. 

Contract duration 12 months fixed term. 

Closing date for applications Midnight, Tuesday 9 February 2021. 

Notification of interview Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Friday 12 February 2021. Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17 February or Thursday 18 February 2021. 

How to apply: For more information about this role and to apply, please go to We are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies