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LW logo employer rgbTavistock Relationships is a values-led organisation. All of our staff and volunteers share our commitment to promote and safeguard couples, families’ and society’s relationships.

We are looking for staff and volunteers who share our values and vision. If you would like to join our team and make a difference to the lives of couples and families across the country, take a look at our current vacancies.

committed smallTavistock Relationships offers a wide range of staff benefits to promote a healthy work-life balance. Click here for more information on the benefits we can provide.

 

Current Vacancies:


Director of Clinical Services

Tavistock Relationships is looking for a Director of Clinical Services to lead and develop their clinical practice and participate as a member of the organisation’s executive team.

Role: Director of Clinical Services
Location:
Central London/Flexible remote working supported
Start date: ASAP
Salary:
£66,832-£79,187 per annum FTE
Role description: 
Working for an internationally renowned training institute, this role offers a competitive salary and benefits package with significant professional development opportunities.

 

About us

Tavistock Relationships (TR) is an operating arm of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, and was founded, as the Family Discussion Bureau by Enid Balint in 1948 – in the context of the social upheaval of the Second World War and the huge disruption faced by families.

Today it is a dynamic national charity that trains new practitioners, allied health and social care professionals, delivers clinical services and conducts research.
TR’s working philosophy is derived from the knowledge and insights generated by psycho-analytically oriented clinical practice and research. It has grown up in the ‘Tavistock’ tradition, which embodies this philosophy in the United Kingdom and over nearly 70 years has led the development of the theory and practice of couple psychoanalysis

TR aims to improve the quality of adult couple relationships, prevent family breakdown and enhance the lives of children. It is a national organisation, with an international reputation.

We are looking for a Director of Clinical Services to lead and develop our clinical practice and participate as a member of the organisation’s executive team.

 

This role is responsible for:

  • providing clinical service management and leadership that ensures excellence in service delivery and meets the needs of a diverse community
  • developing our clinical resource, ensuring we are developing our therapists to work in new and innovative ways
  • maintaining a financially sustainable clinical service model that enables delivery of our Charitable purpose in a scalable way.

Tavistock Relationships has an experienced, committed and diverse clinical and operations team in place. These core staff, along with our team of visiting clinical staff and supervisors, enable us to provide specialist couple therapy services of the highest standard, offering the support and development opportunity of our foundation of a training institution.
The Director of Clinical Services will lead and develop these staff, enabling us to continue to grow and effectively scale our clinical service activity, providing support to a wide range of people and within diverse communities.

 

About you

TR is looking for an exceptional individual with strong clinical, intellectual and leadership capacity along with commercial acumen.

The successful candidate will understand and have a strong commitment to the delivery of psychotherapeutic services with a respect for the organisation’s psychoanalytic tradition.

 

Key attributes for success in this role are:

  • a commitment to advancing couple psychotherapy, couple counselling, consultation and psychosexual therapy services, and
  • excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • commitment to advancing new approaches to supporting couples alongside training and research with a flexible but rigorous approach
  • an interest in the development of digital approaches to service delivery
  • a stable temperament and a capacity to work with powerful feelings that can arise in the course of carrying out the work
  • strategic vision and creative thinking
  • an ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies.

Tavistock Relationships is a learning organisation and committed to providing our staff with the support and learning opportunities they need to be successful in their role. We will discuss any training needs identified as part of the recruitment process with successful applicants.

The closing date for applications is the 10 October 2021.

We welcome applications from candidates from diverse racial backgrounds. You can read a copy of our Diversity and Equality in Employment Policy.

For further details on the role and our organisation, please refer to the Candidate Brief below.

Download Candidate Brief PDF (270kB)

 

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a brief cover letter to hr@tavistockrelationships.org

Additionally, please complete and submit the Recruitment and Selection Privacy Notice, as well as the Equal Opportunities form

Closing date: 23:59, 10 October 2021

To arrange a confidential discussion about the role with the CEO and/or to obtain a copy of the Annual Strategic Plan, please contact katietorres@tavistockrelationships.org

 


Research Intern (paid)

Permanent, Full time
Location: Central London/Flexible remote working supported
Hours: 7.5 hours per week
Salary: £10.85 per hour

We are currently looking for a graduate in psychology, or related field, to join the research team at Tavistock Relationships.

Tavistock Relationships is a centre of excellence in training, therapy and practice-based research and encompasses a number of interesting clinically based projects, as well as a busy clinical service. We would offer the right candidate an opportunity to work alongside clinical psychologists, researchers and therapists involved in Tavistock Relationships’ wide range of therapy services and intervention projects.

The successful candidate will receive regular guidance and feedback on their work to assist them in gaining the most of the opportunities afforded by the internship in terms of their professional development and long-term career aspirations.

This paid position is on the basis of one day per week commencing in November 2021 and ending in July 2022 and would suit someone who is considering a career path combining research with clinical work. It will require some basic knowledge of clinical psychology, statistics, computer literacy, and willingness to learn.

We are proud to say that our previous interns were successful in obtaining places on clinical doctorate programmes and postgraduate research degree programmes in renowned universities.

For further details on the role, please refer to the Job Description below.

Download Job Description PDF (212kB)

The closing date for applications is 10 October 2021, 23:59.

Interviews are likely to take place during the week commencing 18 October.

We welcome applications from candidates from diverse racial backgrounds. You can read a copy of our Diversity and Equality in Employment Policy.

 

How to apply

Please submit your application form (below) to recruitment@tavistockrelationships.org
Application Form (MS Word) (68kB)

Additionally, please complete and submit the Recruitment and Selection Privacy Notice, as well as the Equal Opportunities form

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Xinmiao Zhong at xinmiaozhong@tavistockrelationships.org


Please note that as a Charitable organisation, we work to minimise our costs and as such do not hold a budget for recruitment agency fees.

Tavistock Relationships has identified a priority to increase racial diversity in the organisation. To support this priority, we would particularly welcome expressions of interest from applicants from diverse racial backgrounds. 

 

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