about the role
An exciting opportunity to join the operational team at the heart of one of the UK’s leading professional training bodies in the fascinating field of psychotherapy.
This post is responsible for providing professional administration and high-quality service support for the training and professional development activities of the bpf’s Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association (PPA). In a busy and varied role, you will work with a wide range of people, including teaching staff, trainees, clinicians, members, chairs of committees, as well as other office staff. Your duties will include administration support for all training courses and events, handling enquiries from trainees, providing training materials for trainees, keeping accurate records and files, support to various committees, organising regular events, as well as close involvement in the marketing and promotion of the PPA and its activities.
You will be an experienced administrator, with at least 5 years’ experience in a customer-orientated role, ideally in a training or membership support environment. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills - including strong skills in IT Word and Excel – and a confident ability to liaise with a wide range of professionals. You will be methodical, attentive to detail, able to work independently, and able to exercise judgement about when to ask for assistance from colleagues. You will have a warm, confident manner and able to relate to the distinctive culture of a membership body. Ideally, you will have some knowledge of psychotherapy and/or higher education.
The British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf) is one of the largest psychotherapy membership and training organisations in Europe, with 600 members and trainees. We are also a UK registered charity. We train therapists through high-quality, intensive clinical training programmes; we provide a dynamic professional home for our members; and we promote increased public awareness and access to the therapies we teach.
- Competitive salary level
- Substantial annual leave entitlement, plus bank holiday
- Flexible working possible, if needed
- Access to travel loan facility
- Friendly colleagues and pleasant office environment, close to Tube
Firstly, have a read through the Job Description & Person Specification (see above).
Then, please send a copy of your CV and a short covering letter explaining why the role is of interest to you and why you are the perfect candidate, along with the completed equal opportunities form to our CEO, Mike Owen at: