Earlier this year, we asked registered members to complete a survey to tell us how we can make the individual accreditation process more accessible for those who choose to apply. We received over 6,900 responses which we’re analysing to help us reduce potential barriers.

We’d like to thank all of those who responded to the survey and shared their feedback. Some of the key areas you fed back on included:

  • reducing the cost of accreditation for those that need additional financial support
  • providing simpler and alternative forms of guidance
  • providing alternative support mechanisms or ways of applying for those with a learning difference or disability

To help us improve the accreditation process, we’re looking for two contract accreditation assessors and a learning and disability consultant. We'll use your feedback and their professional guidance to inform the changes to make applying for accreditation more accessible. We’ll let you know more about our progress in the coming months.

In the meantime, we’re working on a new online application form and associated webpages to support members applying for accreditation and to make the process more straightforward. We’ll be sharing more details about this in the autumn.

Contract opportunities

Accreditation assessors

We're looking for two additional accreditation assessors to assess accreditation applications to set criteria and to write assessment reports for applicants. You'll need to be an accredited member of BACP with previous experience in assessment and standardisation. 

These are contract for service roles for a fixed period of two years. For full details please see the Accreditation assessor role profile (docx 0.1MB).

Learning and disability consultant

We're looking for a consultant with knowledge and experience of providing specialist guidance, support and reasonable adjustments to improve accessibility for people who are neurodiverse or have learning differences or disabilities. You'll be responsible for review the current policies and processes, identifying areas for improvement or potential new support mechanisms, and providing staff training.

This is a contract for service role that will require a time commitment of five days over a four to five month period. For full details please see the Learning and disability consultant role profile (docx 0.1MB).

How to apply

The application deadline for these roles is 5pm on 10 September 2021. Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet the criteria to contracting@bacp.co.uk

If applicable, please include your BACP membership number and proof of relevant professional qualifications in your application. We’ll ask for references at the point of offering the role to the successful candidate.

Interviews will be held week commencing 4 October online via Microsoft Teams.