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Come share your passion, ideas & skills!

Please send expressions of interest to:

07944 691821

Part-time 8a Clinical Psychologist

VCFSE Sector, Trafford (Altrincham base)

12 month fixed-term contract (with the aim of extending)

2 days/ 15 hours a week (minimum)

£48,450 plus pension (pro rata)

Are you looking for a change?  Would you like to work in a small, passionate team working to offer high-quality trauma provision and develop compassionate, resilient communities? Where you can share and develop your ideas to support the service’s vision & mission?


The Roles/Tasks

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Co-facilitate our LifeBEAT trauma-programme (An integrated CFT-based group programme for local residents with a history of complex trauma, adversity or disrupted early relationships, on low incomes, excluded from other mental health provision).

  • Offer 1:1 psychological therapy & online groups to a broad range of emotional health needs ranging from mild-moderate anxiety and low mood, to complex relational difficulties and attachment-based trauma.

  • Co-develop & deliver staff support and community wellbeing programmes (workshops, groups and 1:1 sessions) using integrative compassion-focused and polyvagal approaches

  • Support the development and evaluation of projects, to demonstrate value to local stakeholders and funders

  • Future supervision of trainees and/or assistant psychologist

  • Working predominantly face-to-face according to Covid regulations with occasional online work

The Person

We would love to work with someone with:

  • A strong interest in social change and challenging health inequalities

  • A commitment to reducing the overmedicalisation of human distress, promoting depathologising language, trauma-informed approaches, and the role of lived experience

  • Interest in community psychology;  translating progressive psychological models to community-based wellbeing activities & developing community resilience

  • An interest in promoting holistic approaches to healing from trauma and adversity

  • An ability to manage working in a small team - combining autonomy with close working with the director.


The Experience/Skills

We're looking for:

  • Experience of working with complex trauma, and confidence working with more complex dissociative experiences & relational patterns, therapeutic risk management and group work

  • Post doctoral training in Compassion-focused therapy and ideally at least one of the following therapeutic approaches: EMDR, CAT for complex presentations, IFS, Structural dissociation model, or ACT

  • Experience of body-based approaches and or an understanding of polyvagal theory in practice

  • Experience of supporting staff, offering consultation and staff wellbeing

  • Current HCPC registration

This new role offers an opportunity to be creative, be involved in decision making, to lead on your own ideas and be part of the growth of a new and progressive not-for-profit organisations.  Our aim is to do things differently, disrupt outdated approaches to mental healthcare and become part of a welcoming 3rd sector collective.  


Online trauma training will be available as part of your induction, with ongoing access to our peer supervision group and individual supervision. There will also be opportunities to develop and use  Compassion-focused staff support skills and body-based approaches. 

The majority of this work will be face-to-face in accordance with covid guidance, however there may be some flexibility around the ratio of online work and spread of hours (although Thursdays are required from the outset).

If you are an existing 8a Clinical Psychologist looking for an alternative to traditional mental health services, and would like the opportunity to facilitate social enterprise within a small, evolving team....  Please ring or email for more information or send your expression of interest to or 07944 691821

Deadline for Expressions of interest: January 31st 2022

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