London, Greater London

£62,000 - £67,000 per year/pro rata

Permanent, Part-time

Job Description

Chief Executive Officer, London

The Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) is the main professional body for psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists in the UK. It is an accredited register of the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) and is responsible for regulating the training and practice standards of child and adolescent psychotherapy across the public and private sectors. It was established in 1949 and has nearly 1000 members working in the UK and abroad.

Our primary role as a professional body under the PSA is to ensure our high standards of practice continue to be met and to take appropriate action if they are not. We are also concerned to ensure everyone who requires the highly skilled care provided by Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists can access this when and where needed. To this end we have been campaigning under the banner ‘Treat Them Right’, to ensure the highest quality mental health services are provided to the infants, children, young people and families who need it most.

The ACP’s CEO is responsible for implementing the strategic direction set by the Board. S/he manages a small team responsible for the smooth running of day-to-day operations, as well as leading a wider executive group of child psychotherapists who hold director positions and manage committees of members of the association which undertake much of the work of the association on an honorary basis.  S/he is also a spokesperson for the organisation and the profession and builds partnerships with other organisations and influencers in the world of mental health.

Who you are 

You are inspired to deliver our vision of every public mental health service for children and young people having access to the skills of an ACP child psychotherapist.  You have strong leadership skills, an ability to work with complex governance systems, and an in-depth understanding of public mental health services for children and young people in the UK.

What you will bring to the role

You will have a strong track record in management at senior executive level; managing organisational change; operational leadership in a regulatory organisation; managing across a range of organisational functions, including operations, finance, human resources, IT, campaigning, media, fundraising and investigations; experience of working within a complex organisational governance framework; and experience of engaging collaboratively with a Board and committees.

Our Offer:

  • Start date January 2020
  • A salary between £62,000 and £67,000, pro rata, dependent on experience
  • Annual pay award dependent on performance review
  • Pension: all staff will receive a 6% pension contribution once the probation period is completed.
  • Annual leave will be 28 days per annum plus 8 statutory holidays pro rata
  • The hours of employment will be 28 hours per working week, usually worked over 4 days. 
  • Flexi-time system and core working hours of 10am to 4pm
  • An opportunity to make a difference to the mental health of children, young people and their families
  • Fantastic colleagues

Employment is subject to satisfactory personal & professional references and DBS check.

How to apply

Please email an up to date copy of your CV and a cover letter demonstrating how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role and how you feel you will be able to contribute to the work of the Association of Child Psychotherapists.

Closing date: Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Interview date: Wednesday, 24 July from 16:00-20:00 or Thursday, 25 July from 14:00-18:00