head of professional & business development

salary: ca. £45,000 pro-rata

location: Kilburn, London

job level: experienced (manager)

hours: part-time/flexible, up to 25 hours a week

contract: permanent

about the role

This role's main purpose will be to drive, plan, co-ordinate and support the strategic development and integration of BPF’s overall educational/training and membership offers, together with the expansion and development of the charity’s wider commercial offer, online presence, marketing, research, publishing, and geographical reach. 

about you

You will have a good understanding of both theoretical and clinical aspects of psychoanalytic and Jungian psychotherapy fields and other related areas of psychotherapy, with the ability to identify and propose strategic opportunities to build connections with wider areas/models/ways of thinking. Similarly, you'll possess a passion to advance and develop BPF’s overall professional education/training/membership offer, applying fresh, challenging and innovative thinking, enabling the charity to significantly raise its profile, numbers of trainees and members, and levels of income and growth

Experience in the planning, design and delivery of education / training courses aimed at professional audiences is desirable, along with a strong affinity and understanding of the ethos and culture of a professional training association / membership body, and a good knowledge of strategies and techniques suitable for adopting innovative ways to build member recruitment, engagement and retention..

about us

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
  • Pension
  • 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

closing date:

Wednesday 4th March 2020


Thursday 12th March 2020

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equal opportunities form

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to apply

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 Bella Hailemariam at: