We are always looking for people of the highest calibre whose knowledge, skills and experience will help us provide the best possible service. Most importantly, we want to make a difference to the lives of people, through supporting and promoting the counselling professions. Join us to make that difference happen.


Senior research fellow

We're recruiting for an experienced researcher, ideally holding or working towards a relevant PhD. You'll be responsible for monitoring and analysing counselling and psychotherapy research trends to support the creation and delivery of BACP's research strategy. You'll also undertake research projects, write research reports and disseminate information to members, the wider counselling professions and other external bodies. 

Part of the role will involve undertaking systematic literature research for our Professional Standards department to support the development of our competence frameworks.

This is 12 month fixed term contract role for four days a week, two of which will be spent in Professional Standards. It is open to applicants who wish to work flexibly, such as job share, or via remote working. Salary £26,570 to £29,522 a year.

Role profile - Senior research fellow

To apply, please send your cv and an application letter to susan.campbell@bacp.co.uk. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 17 January 2020. Interviews to be held on 29 January.

Panel clerk (Legal assessor)

We're currently recruiting for the role of panel clerk on a contract for service basis. Salary £580 a day.

The clerk will support our Investigation and Assessment Committee and Professional Conduct Panels. You'll provide advice and guidance in relation to our complaints procedures at hearings and will deal with any procedural or legal issues which may arise.

Role brief - Panel clerk

Application form - Panel clerk

Please return your completed application by email to paul.cooper@bacp.co.uk. Please do not include your CV. The deadline for applications is 17 January 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted ahead of interviews to be held in February.

Benefits of working for BACP

Benefits of working with us include:

  • pension scheme
  • flexible working
  • family-friendly policies including job sharing
  • a supportive and empowering organisational culture
  • generous holiday entitlement
  • occupational health support, including a confidential counselling service
  • free parking
  • modern and friendly offices
  • a learning environment