London, Greater London
£35,000 - £40,000 per year FTE depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
Contract, Full-time
Job description


The Specialist Trauma and Maltreatment Clinical Services (STAMS) are focused on working with families where children and young people have experienced repeated and chronic trauma and maltreatment and may have previous or ongoing involvement with social care. STAMS comprises court assessment services (including acute trauma) and post adoption support. The focus of the work is on the assessment and treatment of disorganised attachment and on working with children who have either been removed from the care of their birth parents into foster care, or are in unstable relationships and need STAMS intervention to help stabilise current relationships and placements and to promote more secure relationships.

The post-holder's specific responsibility will be to lead and manage the Department for Education funded project Improving the Mental Health Assessments of Children Entering Care. This involves coordinating a consortium of partners led by the Anna Freud Centre and supporting nine pilot sites. The post may also require management and/ or input into the development of other projects within the team and line management of the Project Officer. The post-holder will require excellent project management skills and experience of managing large projects to time and budget, as well as experience of managing a diverse range of stakeholders to provide consistent and high-quality support across STAMS projects. 

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. In April 2019, the Centre opened its new Centre of Excellence located in King’s Cross.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Contract duration

18 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension depending on funding and on the success of the initiative

Closing date for applications

Midnight, Tuesday 25 June 2019

Please apply via the Anna Freud website.

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Friday 28 June 2019

Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates


Interviews will be held on Wednesday 3 July 2019

Please apply via the Anna Freud website.

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Refreshed on: 20 June 2019
Closed date: 25 June 2019
Tags: Social Care/Development, Project Management

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