Therapist and Trainer – Early Years Programme

Job Title: Therapist and Trainer – Early Years Programme
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: London
Salary: £30,000 to £46,000 FTE per annum, depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
Job Published: January 27, 2021 15:52

Job Description

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: £30,000 to £46,000 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. 

We would welcome and encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to ensure that the Early Years team is representative of the communities that it serves and that the Early Years Programme speaks to their diverse needs, cultures and contexts. 

The Early Years Programme 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 Therapist and Trainer post in the Early Years team will support our work related to Looked After Children and their Birth Parents, including our First Steps project (a collaboration with Pause to provide a mentalisation-based group treatment for women who have experienced recurrent removal of children from their care) and our National Adoption Therapy Service. The successful candidate will be an experienced Psychologist or Psychotherapist with clinical expertise in the parent-child relationship and experience in mentalisation-based treatment approaches. 

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, there will be the possibility of carrying out direct clinical work and attending team meetings in person 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 24 months fixed term. 

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Monday 8 February 2021. 

Notification of interview: Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Wednesday 10 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 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.