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Senior Assistant Psychologist

Responsible to
Senior Clinical Psychologist and Therapy Team Manager
Medical and Research Department
Helen Bamber Foundation office, London
Closing date
4% pension & 27 days Holiday


 As an Assistant Psychologist within the Helen Bamber Foundation, you will be responsible for supporting the therapy team in assessing and delivering a range of therapeutic interventions to clients of the Helen Bamber Foundation. As part of this role, you will be responsible for overseeing (and conducting some) initial assessments with new clients referred into the organisation and overseeing the six-month and annual reviews of all existing clients. You will hold a small caseload of clients who you see for ‘stabilisation’ interventions. This role will require you to liaise closely with the therapists and other team members to oversee data collection and monitoring within the department. You will also be responsible for training and coordinating our team of volunteer assistant psychologists.

 We are looking for someone who is committed to working therapeutically with individuals who have experienced human rights abuses and who have developed trauma spectrum disorders as a result. In addition to proven experience in working therapeutically with this client group, the candidate will have a passion for human rights work beyond the individual client work, and a desire to contribute to effecting change at a policy level.  This role requires the ability to react and respond creatively and appropriately to the needs of the charity.  

Please note, due to the nature of the role, we are unable to consider a job-share arrangement for this post.

Please note that the successful candidate will need to have the right to work in the UK and will be offered the job subject to suitable references and a DBS check. This role will require disclosure of both the adult and child barring lists. If appointed, you will be required to give your consent to HBF to receive regular updates on your criminal records status throughout your employment. 

 Please note the closing date for this job: please submit an up-to-date CV and a covering letter by midnight on Wednesday 6th July, outlining your relevant skills and experience, as well as how your previous experience matches the listed responsibilities and person specification to  Please state in your covering letter when you would be available to start the role. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Friday the 15th July 2022. Interviews will be conducted remotely.

 For any queries, please call 0203 058 2020 and ask to speak to Dr Kemi Komolafe or Dr Angeliki Argyriou (

 We regret that we can only respond to applicants who make it to the interview stage. No agencies. 

Equal Opportunities

The Helen Bamber Foundation and Asylum Aid is an equal opportunities and Living Wage employer. We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as we are keen to make sure that our staff, trustees, volunteers and ambassadors reflect the communities we serve and the wider community we work in at every level within the organisation. We particularly welcome applications from Minority Ethnicities.

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