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.

Vacancies

SCoPEd project lead

We have an exciting opportunity to lead on technical aspects of the Scope of Practice and Education for the counselling and psychotherapy professions (SCoPEd) project. Working with our partners you'll be responsible for using research, collation and analytical skills to produce the final iteration of the SCoPEd framework by Autumn 2020.

You'll need an understanding of training and competence frameworks and practitioner pathways in counselling and psychotherapy, as well as excellent planning, organisational and communication skills. 

Role profile - SCoPEd project lead

This is a 12 month fixed term contract based at our offices in Lutterworth. Salary £40,130 to £44,588 a year. This role is open to applicants who wish to work flexibly, such as an element of working from home.

Closing date for applications is 2 March 2020.

To apply, please send a letter of application and your CV to susan.campbell@bacp.co.uk.

SCoPEd is a collaborative project between the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The project aims to agree a shared, evidence-based, generic competence framework to inform the minimum training requirements, competences and practice standards for counsellors and psychotherapists working with adults.

Research fellow

We're looking for an experienced researcher to develop research projects and protocols, undertake research and evaluate outcomes in accordance with BACP’s strategy. You'll be responsible for positively promoting research awareness, facilitating and actively encouraging research into the counselling professions. 

You'll need in-depth knowledge of research methodologies and excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills. Ideally you'll hold or be working towards a relevant Master's degree and have an understanding of counselling and psychotherapy research.

Role profile - Research fellow

This is a nine month fixed term contract based at our offices in Lutterworth. Salary £29,318 to £32,576. This role is open to applicants who wish to work flexibly such as part-time, job share or remote working. Please specify your preference for full time or part time when applying.

Closing date for applications is 6 March 2020, with interviews to be held on 31 March.

To apply, please send a letter of application and your CV to susan.campbell@bacp.co.uk.

Head of professional standards

We're recruiting for a senior manager to take responsibility for BACP’s Professional Standards tactical plan for training and practice in the counselling professions. You'll ensure delivery of specialist competence frameworks and curricula, review and develop our accreditation schemes and oversee the ongoing development of our Ethical Framework and Good Practice in Action resources.

You'll need to be a BACP accredited (or equivalent) counsellor or psychotherapist, educated to MSc or MA level. You should also have senior management experience of leading a diverse team, managing performance and setting departmental strategies. 

Role profile - Head of professional standards

This is a full time role (four days a week considered) based at our offices in Lutterworth.

Closing date for applications is 28 February, with interviews to be held on 18 and 19 March.

To apply, please send a letter of application and your CV to susan.campbell@bacp.co.uk.

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