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We are a unique charitable foundation dedicated to therapy and training in its many different forms.  This combination of practice, teaching and learning enables us to provide an unrivalled service to people in need.

Our Vision:

  • A safe space that empowers individuals to manage their own lives and flourish

Our Values:

  • Community
  • Learning
  • Openness
  • Expertise
  • Professionalism
  • Compassion

Our Benefits: 

All our staff benefit from a competitive remuneration package, including: 

  • Opportunities for continued learning and development
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays, pro rata for part time staff
  • Membership of a contributory pension scheme with Aviva
  • Membership of the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan after successful probationary period
  • Company sick pay after three months’ employment
  • Help with eyecare
  • Family Friendly Policies which includes flexible working, maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

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Work Location:

Currently all our staff are working remotely. Roles may be offered based on working remotely temporarily and subsequently from our London office.

Interviews:

Panel interviews will be undertaken remotely via video conferencing.

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We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Vacancies:

Head of HR

Location: London Bridge + option for regular remote working
Hours: 21 per week over 3-4 days
Salary: £55k pro rata

The Role
We are looking for an experienced senior level HR professional, who brings both operational and strategic people management experience. Reporting to CEO and working in close collaboration with the senior management team, your role will be both operational and strategic: shaping our people plans and ensuring our HR systems and processes are of the highest quality.

You will be a true HR Generalist able to demonstrate your excellent HR knowledge, understanding of UK employment law and HR best practice. You will have a successful track record in organisational and cultural change. The role will provide sound advice and guidance with regard to all aspects of HR such as reward, coaching, employee relations, culture, organisational design and change, performance management, and learning and development.

You will be comfortable providing both hands on advice and support, you will manage day to day HR operations and line manage the HR and Payroll Coordinator.

You will bring a positive ‘can do’ attitude to the role and be able to demonstrate drive, determination and ability to overcome ambiguity. Following a period of outsourced HR, this is an exciting opportunity for you to help shape HR’s contribution in the future.

It is of course vitally important that you have professional expertise and relevant work experience but equally important is a commitment to our work and values in mental health support.

Head of HR Requirements

  • Experience in leading and managing a small HR service
  • A strong understanding and knowledge of employment law, best practice and experience in employee relations
  • Candidates should be a qualified member of the CIPD
  • Experience of people management, coaching and mentoring
  • Experience of supporting an organisation through structural and/or organisational change
  • Experience of successful implementation of HR IT systems
  • Ability to ensure an organisation has policies and practices that are compliant with employment law and other regulatory requirements
  • Experience in building and sustaining effective cross-organisation relationships

About WPF Therapy
WPF Therapy provides Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to more than 400 clients every week and we provide training and professional courses in counselling and psychotherapy for over 1,000 people every year. Our services are delivered face to face both in our London Bridge building and online.

We employ about 80 staff, most of who work part time in our clinics and delivering our training courses.

Our services are open and accessible, founded over 50 years ago, we are as committed as ever to making sure that good therapy is affordable for those that need our help.

For more information about this role, Job Description and how to apply, please click on the link for a copy of the Head of HR Candidate Pack.

Deadline for applications: 9am Thursday 29 April 2021

Interviews: Friday 14th May 2021

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Experiential Group Conductors (Various times)

Clinical Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – October 2021

An opportunity to work on a popular and highly rated psychodynamic psychotherapy course.

WPF Therapy has been running training for over 50 years.  Experiential groups are a core part of all WPF Therapy trainings.  We currently have vacancies for experiential group conductors to run experiential groups on the Clinical Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in October.  This course runs from October to July.  All our training is currently on Zoom, but we anticipate a return to our building at London Bridge for the academic year 2021 at some point so applicants will need to be prepared to move between building and online delivery.  Applicants must be group-analytic psychotherapists registered with UKCP and with experience of running groups on Zoom.   We would prefer applicants to be able to offer more than one group.

Hours: 1.5 hours per week over 30 weeks plus meetings

  • Mondays – 4.00pm – 5.30pm (1 group)
  • Thursdays – 7.15pm – 8.45pm (2 groups)
  • Fridays – 11.00am – 12.30pm (3 groups)

Salary: £1,818.00 per group (all inclusive). £31,520.00 full time equivalent.

For more information about this role, Job Description and how to apply, please click on the link for a copy of the Experiential Group Conductor Posts -Candidate information pack

Deadline for applications: Monday 17th May 2021

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Academic Standards Manager (Training Directorate)

Work Hours:           Permanent 21 hours across 3 days (to include Mondays and Thursdays)

Salary:                      £28,119 (£46,865 full time equivalent) per annum   

Location:                 Our London Bridge office with option for regular remote working.

WPF Therapy offers training in psychotherapy from introductory courses to full qualification.  Each year there are approximately 200 students and trainees on training courses.  The appointee will lead a small team and be accountable for the academic standards on all WPF training programmes, overall management of the trainee contract with the organisation through the administration team, the management of data on trainees and courses which contribute to the organisation’s capacity effectively to manage its activities, Student/Trainee support for programmes including managing learning resources and implementation and management of innovative strategies to develop the learning environment. This role has line management responsibility for the Training Administration Manager (who manages the administration team) and the Learning Resources Centre staff, including academic tutors.  This role reports to the Director of Studies.

For more information about this role, Job Description and how to apply, please click on the link for a copy of the Academic Standards Manager-Candidate information pack

Deadline for applications: Friday 30th April 2021

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Clinic Administration Manager (Initial Consultation, Time Limited and Group Therapies Clinics)

Salary:         £35,111 per annum (Full time equivalent £43,889 per annum).

Hours:          28 hours per week over 4 days.  Our clinics operate Monday to Saturdays. Working pattern to be discussed at interview.

Location:      Our London Bridge office with option for regular remote working.

You will be an experienced manager able to work within a busy and dynamic team. You will have a proven track record of providing leadership and management of services within a health or social care service or an equivalent setting.

You will be responsible for the day to day operational management for these clinics and the line management of the clinic teams and therefore you will have proven people management skills, capable of building and leading high performing teams.

You will be able to work effectively and proactively with team off-site, requiring excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as the post holder is expected to liaise effectively and sensitively with a wide range of people, including senior management, clinicians, clients and external stakeholders. You will have excellent attention to detail when working with electronic clinical records and reporting systems to provide accurate reports to monitor and develop those services.

You will bring a positive ‘can do’ attitude to the role and be able to demonstrate drive, determination and ability to overcome ambiguity and the daily challenges of ‘management’.

As well as genuine opportunities for personal development you will have a voice in shaping our clinic services going forward leading, providing greater access for mental health support.

For more information about this role, Job Description and how to apply, please click on the link for a copy of the Clinic Administration Manager -Candidate information pack

Deadline for applications: 5.00pm Monday 12th April 2021

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Training Administration Manager

Work Hours:          Permanent –  28 hours across 4 days (to include Mondays)

Occasional Saturdays (approx. 6 a year)

Salary:                    Full time equivalent – £43,889 pro rata (all inclusive)

Actual salary:         £35,111 per annum

WPF Therapy is in an exciting phase of change and this is an opportunity to work with our management and administration team in delivery of high-quality psychotherapy training.  The appointee will lead on the provision of excellent customer services to prospective and current trainees and students and support training staff with delivery of training courses, manage the day to day running of the training administration, oversee data management and provision of audits and reports.  This role has line management responsibility for administrative staff and reports to the Academic Standards Manager.

For more information about this role, Job Description and how to apply, please click on the link for a copy of the Training Administration Manager -Candidate information pack

Deadline for applications: Friday, 30th April 2021

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Clinical Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Programme Manager (Assessment) – Permanent

14 hours per week (with a view to increasing next academic year to include teaching)

WPF Therapy is in an exciting phase of change and this is an opportunity to work with our Director of Studies to shape and co-lead with the Programme Manager (Selection) the psychodynamic psychotherapy programme.  This post holder will have responsibility for the last two years of training including assessment and the MA dissertation modules.  Their focus will be on the academic and curriculum development of the programme.   Initially the post is 14 hours but it is envisaged that the post holder will take up some teaching (paid additionally) for trainees in the final years of training.

Work Hours:          14 hours across 2 or days (to include Mondays and Fridays)

Occasional Saturdays (approx. 6 a year)

Salary:                 Full Time Equivalent – £46,865.00 per annum pro rata (all inclusive)

Actual Salary:     £18,746.00 per annum

For more information about this role and how to apply, please click on the link for a copy of the Programme Manager Assessment -Candidate information pack

Deadline for applications: Friday 30th April 2021

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Seminar Leader

April 2021 – Ontology

Zoom Seminar

WPF Therapy has been offering its trainees a module in their final year on Ontology since the training first started in the 1970s.  This is a unique module to WPF Therapy and continues to be one of the most rewarding parts of the training for participants.  It is important that trainees are able to work with the whole being of their clients, including their emotional, physical, relational and social selves.  This module brings together psychodynamic therapy with the very essence of what it means to be human.  The module is a space to explore a wide range of themes as they effect our clients lives including love, power, being, mortality, spirituality, purpose and how our lives our changing in the 21st century as we become more and more digital.

Ontology (runs over 3 terms October – July)

Contact Hours: Fridays, 5.30pm – 6.50pm

This post is to start with the final term (ie term 3) of the academic year 2020-2021.

You must be a qualified and experienced psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapist with a professional qualification in working with adults, accredited with BACP, or registered with UKCP(CPJA) or BPC.

Annual Salary:  Full time equivalent – £34,103 pa – pro rated  

Actual Salary: £2125 (all inclusive) based on 30 weeks working  

For more information about this role and how to apply, please click on the link for a copy of the Seminar Leaders PPP. Ontology -Candidate information pack

Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 30th April 2021