We've many ways members can get involved. Whether you have 30 years of practical experience or are a student member, we value the array of expertise our membership has to offer.
Why get involved?
You'll have the chance to work alongside other dedicated professionals to make a real difference to people affected by mental health conditions.
We have several different roles with varying time commitments. Any time you can give really does matter.
What you get:
- valuable and rewarding experience
- opportunities to develop your skills and enhance your CV
- induction and relevant training
- full support from our dedicated team
- agreed out of pocket expenses
"I wanted to make a contribution to change in areas I am passionate about."
Natalie Bailey, Chair of BACP
Become a Governor
Become an integral part of the organisation as a Trustee, and shape our strategy and influence the direction we are heading.
Join an executive committee
If you have a particular interest or specialism, help guide the development of our specialist divisions as an executive committee member.
Write for our journals
Contribute to our award-winning Therapy Today or one of our specialist divisional journals.
Review our publications
Be a peer reviewer for our good practice resources and help promote best practice across a range of initiatives.
Act as an expert point of contact
Support our responses to consultations from organisations and government bodies, and help give prominence to mental health wellbeing.
Learning centre functionality focus group member
We’ve recently launched our Learning centre, the new home of learning on our website. The Learning centre provides access to an online catalogue of learning resources, tailored for members based on their subscriptions. It also provides a space for members to record how they’re keeping skills and knowledge up to date in an online CPD planning and logging tool.
Following the successful initial launch, we’re moving into a process of ongoing developments and updates with the aim of ensuring the features within the system continue to meet the needs of our members. We’re looking for volunteers to assist us in our development scoping process, to help inform our Learning centre development roadmap.
Communities of Practice volunteer
We're commissioning an online Communities of Practice platform that members will soon be able to access for free via our website. This platform will provide members with a space to share best practice and participate in discussion with other members.
It will also give members a place to engage directly with us, to influence workstreams and contribute to key areas of focus for BACP.
To support the roll out of our new platform, we're looking for volunteers to assist us in developing a suitable and benefitable BACP member engagement platform. See the role profile for more information and how to apply.
Editorial board member - Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Journal
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research (CPR) is an innovative international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to linking research with practice. Pluralist in orientation, the journal recognises the value of diverse frameworks and methods that inform counselling and psychotherapy practice. CPR is the research journal of BACP and is published by Wiley.
We're inviting colleagues to join our enthusiastic and pluralistic editorial board, and we would especially welcome applicants from the regions of North America and Australasia.
If we don't have any suitable roles available currently, please check back as new opportunities are coming soon. Or email us to register your interest and we'll contact you with any suitable roles.
Our team is here to help and will ensure you receive appropriate support throughout your time working with us.
Welcome and induction
You'll be welcomed by your specific committee, forum, working group or staff member, and receive and induction tailored to your role.
Training and development
We'll offer you optional training to help you gain skills, experience and confidence to perform any tasks associated with your role.
If you need assistance at any time, we'll provide guidance or introduce you to colleagues who can help, ensuring you feel part of the wider organisation.
For more information on what you can expect from us, please see:
If you have any questions about any of the roles above, please email us or call 01455 883311.
Work for BACP
Find out about working for BACP and check our current vacancies.
Our commitment to equality
We are committed to providing inclusive services which embrace diversity and promote equality within our workforce and our membership.
Our divisions represent and promote specific areas of interest within the counselling professions, providing specialist resources, events and networking.