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Associate Clinical Trainer/Lecturer (Psychotherapist)

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
NHS AfC: Band 8a
7.5 hours per week
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£51,383 - £57,596 per annum including HCAS (Pro-rata)
24/06/2019 23:59


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.


Department of Education and Training

Associate Clinical Trainer/Lecturer (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 7.5 hours per week (Must be available to work Wednesday during academic year 2019/2020 and on Tuesday from academic year 2020/2021 onwards

Site: Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Town: London

The Department of Education and Training seeks to appoint an experienced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, registered with the BPC who is interested in training the next generation of adult psychotherapists. The post is situated in the Clinical Psychoanalytic Training Portfolio and is primarily connected with the Intercultural Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (D59i) which constitutes part two of a BPC accredited training as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. The postholder will be involved with all aspects of the student’s journey, including recruitment, clinical supervision, lecturing, running workshops and seminars, tutoring, developing digital resources, and assessment. There may be opportunities to work across other psychotherapy training programmes within the clinical Psychoanalytic Training Portfolio, as required.        

The post-holder will be an effective teacher and supervisor with extensive clinical experience as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. They will offer high quality learning experiences across the portfolio supporting the Trust’s reputation as a leader in education and training in health and social care. They will have a strong commitment to promote equal opportunities in a learning environment.

The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust consists of the Tavistock Clinic and the Portman Clinic. The Trust is a National Health Service post-graduate training institution for a wide range of care-givers in the field of mental health. It provides multi-disciplinary services for adults, adolescents and children and their families; these cover a spectrum of psychoanalytic, psychotherapeutic and systemic approaches. The Trust is also a resource for consultation to professionals in other centres and in the community, within both the public and voluntary sectors, covering health, social services and education. The overall major concern is with the prevention of mental illness and the promotion of mental health, and its research work is in support of these aims. In all aspects of its work the Trust is committed to the development of anti-discriminatory practice and the provision of equal opportunities.

Closing Date : 24th June 2019

Interview Date : 11th 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

For informal discussion about the post please contact:

Mike Swinburne, Course Lead, Intercultural Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (D59I)

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