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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.

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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
Central London/Flexible remote working supported
Start date: ASAP
£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.

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

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

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



Tavistock Relationships (TR) was founded in 1948 after the Second World War had led to huge need and demand for couple counselling and psychotherapy services.

Today, it is a dynamic national charity that trains new practitioners, trains allied health and social care professionals, and delivers a clinical service to those in need.

Healthy couple relationships are a core component of wellbeing, individual mental health, and family stability. TR aims to improve the quality of adult couple relationships, prevent family breakdown and enhance the lives of children.

The organisation is working to develop an organisational digital transformation strategy that crystalizes common goals for technological transformation and informs resource allocation and investment decision making. This strategy will underpin TR’s strategic development plans, which seek to enable the widest access to our clinical services and trainings.

Another core component of organisational activity is sharing our message regarding the importance of couple relationships, harnessing the power of digital media and data driven activity to enable widespread dissemination.

To support these key strategic activities, the board is looking to add expertise in the following areas:

  1. Use of digital technology in the delivery of health or mental health services
  2. Development of technology solutions for back and front office processes improvement
  3. Digital marketing knowledge
  4. Experience or knowledge of building a movement
  5. Increasing access and participation by disadvantaged groups
  6. Data management and analysis
  7. Product/service design

An interest in supporting mental health, couples and families is a requirement for this appointment.

The newly appointed Trustee will commit to attending between four to twelve meetings per year, including the Board and other Sub-Committee meetings. They will also be fully supported through an induction plan and will be offered ongoing support from the CEO, other Trustees, and the wider Senior Management Team.

For further details about the role, please refer to the candidate brief below.

Download Candidate Brief PDF (243kB) 

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV and a cover letter to

We welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ community and people with disability. We are also keen to ensure governance level input from those with lived experience of the issues our organisation works with, which include relationship breakdown, and parental conflict.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this appointment, please contact Katie Torres by email to

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.