Psychologist / Psychotherapist

Psychologist / Psychotherapist 

Consultant Psychologist x 1 Full-time equivalent.

Part-time/job share considered c£73,000 per annum 

Psychologist / Psychotherapists x 3 Full time equivalent.

Part-time/job share considered c£51,865 per annum 

Location: Remote working with travel across the UK 

Are you interested in making a difference to the lives of adopted children and their families experiencing the effects of trauma and attachment difficulties? 

Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community, and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents. Their vision is for an equal chance of a bright future for every child unable to live with their birth parents. 

They are looking to recruit highly motivated, innovative and experienced Psychologists and Psychotherapists to lead and deliver the psychological provisions for adoptive families across the UK.

You will use your clinical and consultation skills to develop and oversee the therapeutic elements of their TESSA Programme.

TESSA is a preventative early intervention support for families who are at risk of the effects of early childhood trauma. They value openness, compassion, flexibility, and curiosity in helping them meet the clinical and operational demands of this service.

The Consultant Psychologist will manage a team of clinicians and admin support and will oversee the therapeutic elements of the TESSA programme, building on the current programme and ensuring it remains at the front of clinical excellence.

You will be fully qualified (HPC registered) with experience of providing clinical supervision and working within the field of mental health, trauma and attachment difficulties. This role benefits from remote working, however, there will be an element of travel across the UK.

The Psychologist and Psychotherapists will deliver consultations for adoptive families, empowering insight and understanding and describing helpful strategies, share therapeutic learning and contribute to the development of the programme. 

You will have a professional qualification and HPC/BACP registered or equivalent.

The role benefits from remote working, however, there will be an element of travel across England and Wales.

Ideally all applicants will have experience of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and Theraplay and will have worked with adoption services.

All posts are full-time (35 hours).

However, Adoption UK encourages flexible ways of working so if you have the experience and qualities, they require but would like to work on a part-time or job share basis they would be interested in hearing from you. 

Closing date: Friday 24 September 2021 

How to Apply 

If you have a passion for making a difference and share in their vision for adoptive and kinship care families, please view both roles in more detail and apply to the link provided & you will be redirected to the company’s website to complete your application. 

The company is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity.

They welcome your application whatever your background or situation.

Under-representative groups such as ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to build a career with them.

They don’t want you to ‘fit’ their culture, they want you to enrich it.

They are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect everyone working with them to share this commitment. 



  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: £51,865 - 73,000 per year
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Medical
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: ADP01
  • Posted: 2021-09-06 15:41:47 -

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