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Manager – IPCAPA Training - bpf

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  • Location: London, with hybrid homeworking
  • Salary: £55,000
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

Hours: 35 hours a week, including some evenings and weekends (slightly reduced or condensed hours over 4 days a week considered)

We are working in partnership with the British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf), one of the largest psychotherapy training and membership organisations in Europe.With around 550 members, they work to ensure that the benefits of psychotherapy are available to as many people who need it as possible.

The Independent training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy is a four-year doctoral programme run in collaboration between the Independent Psychoanalytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA) at bpf in conjunction with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFC).It is a-four -year full time University College London (UCL) programme leading to the award of DPsych and professional membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), as well as bpf.


bpf are now seeking a new Manager to provide business management support to bpf in the development of the Child and Adolescent Training in conjunction with the Anna Freud Centre, UCL, the NHS, Health Education England and, as appropriate, the ACP. The postholder will have responsibility for the management of the programme in partnership with the Clinical Course Director and the Academic Course Director, based at the AFC/UCL. The core purpose of this role is an internally focused responsibility for the overall management of the operational and administrative functions of the training, including budget management and management of staff, and an outward-facing business development and leadership component.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

·         Experience in a senior management role; working in partnership with a range of organisations and professionals

·         Experience of NHS commissioning, in particular funding of child and adolescent trainees, and collaborative working relationships with NHS Trusts & HEIs

·         Experience of managing contracts and budgets

·         Experience of recruiting, managing and motivating a team

·         Experience of business planning and developing, implementing and reviewing systems to improve performance/quality of service delivery

We are seeking an individual who is able to develop strategic thinking to support the future development of the child psychotherapy training and can make decisions on difficult and contentious issues, where there may be a number of courses of action. The successful candidate will have solid project management and problem-solving skills, with a capacity for innovation and leadership and who can negotiate with senior stakeholders and present complex and sensitive information. Being an effective organiser, influencer and networker is essential.

For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Charisma Charity Recruitment, quoting our reference JO2933. Applications should include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.

Closing date for applications: 24 November 2021

Interview dates: 8, 13 or 15 December 2021