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Deputy Course Lead and Clinician-Trainer for M80

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Child Psychotherapy
NHS AfC: Band 8b
18.75 hours per week
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£59,083 - £67,760 per annum including HCAS (Pro-rata)
17/06/2019 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.


Deputy Course Lead and Clinical Trainer for the Professional Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (M80)

Band 8B Permanent 5 sessions 18.75 hours per week 

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with a minimum of three years post-qualified experience to take up a significant role within the Tavistock Child Psychotherapy Training (M80). This is the four year doctoral programme validated by the University of Essex and accredited by the Association of Child Psychotherapists, the registering body for the profession. This is a senior role with deputising functions for the Course Lead, and involves a leadership role in relation to M80 staffing as well as the development and operational delivery of the training. The role also involves direct teaching, acting as tutor to Child Psychotherapy Trainees and offering highly specialized clinical supervision of psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children and young people presenting with complex mental health problems and high levels of emotional disturbance.

The post-holder will need to be able to work on Wednesdays which is the main training day for the Child Psychotherapy Training. 

Closing Date : 17th June 2019

Interview Date : 4th & 5th July 2019


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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

If you would like to talk to someone about this post please contact:

Catrin Bradley, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist/ Course Lead 020 8938 2447

Anne Hurley, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist/DET Portfolio Manager: Psychoanalytic Clinical Courses 020 8938 2192 (Weds, Thurs, Fri)