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Course Lead CPD 64 and Manager of Child Psychotherapy Training Escalator

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Part time: 3.75 hours per week
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£52,643-£58,558 per annum inclusive HCAs (pro-rata)
07/06/2020 23:59
Interview date


The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.


Course Lead CPD 64 & Manager Child Psychotherapy Training Skills Escalator

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and adaptable child and adolescent psychotherapist to lead the Tavistock CPD 64 Developing a diverse child and adolescent workforce: an introductory course and to manage the child psychotherapy training skills escalator. We are looking for someone with a keen interest in developing initiatives to encourage recruitment of students from a diverse range of backgrounds and to support students with additional learning needs

Within the Department of Education and Training, CPD 64 is funded by Health Education England to offer a 10-week training course for unqualified support staff working with children, young people and their families in the voluntary, NHS, community, education or social care settings. The course enables support workers to develop their skills in working with children and young people in a multicultural context and may also lead to progression to further funded training opportunities in the field of child and adolescent work.

The Course Lead role will involve organising the Access Course (CPD64) at the Trust in all its aspects, including marketing, recruitment, interviewing, teaching and tutoring. The postholder will also supervise the Assistant Course Organiser and Course Tutor.

The training skills escalator manager role involves encouraging CPD64 graduates to apply for further course/s, particularly EC1. They are responsible for decisions about student funding and for managing the budget in consultation with the Porfolio Manager.The role also involves tracking and supporting student development and liaison with EC1 course staff. Some students progress onto further training and have to be supported through this process.

The post-holder will need to be available on a Monday; some flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends will also be required.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mel Serlin, current Course Lead, on

Katie Argent, Portfolio Manager, on