Associate Director of Psychological Therapies

£55,197 - £62,770 per annum + £3,285 Inner London Weighting (if based in London)
07 Jan 2013
21 Jan 2013
Director, Manager
Job Type

Associate Director of Psychological Therapies

£55,197 - £62,770 per annum + £3,285 Inner London Weighting (if based in London)

National – base to be agreed

37.5 hours per week


Lead from the front

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness. For 40 years we have brought people together to support each other. We run services and support groups across England that change people’s lives and we challenge attitudes about mental illness. We are one of the largest providers of talking therapy in the country, helping people work out how to deal with negative thoughts and feelings and make positive changes in their lives. We tailor each service to meet the mental health needs of the local community in partnership with local organisations, and we work closely with the Department of Health and leading academics to provide information and improve services for everyone affected by mental illness.

The important and exciting role of Associate Director of Psychological Therapies focuses on supporting a national programme of work across psychological well-being services in community and prison settings, and will help to develop service improvements and new project initiatives. The role will also include sitting on our Talking Therapies operational group, maintaining an overview of the performance of our psychological therapy services, and keeping up to date with developments in the field of psychological therapies.


The Associate Director will assist with new project proposals including service tenders and re-tenders. The post-holder will contribute to the wider development of our clinical work in priority service settings, which also includes alternatives to admission, primary care services, secure health, and specialist help-lines. As a member of the National Operational Leadership Group, they will also work closely with other key people across the organisation to deliver work programmes.

The successful candidate will have ultimate responsibility for the clinical leadership and both the financial and general management of psychological therapy and related services. The post-holder will manage external relationships, for example with our ‘service delivery partners’ such as NHS Trusts, and also with NHS commissioners.

To be considered, you will be a qualified / accreditable therapist with substantial experience of the provision of relevant psychological well-being services or an RMN with experience of psychological services. With relevant experience, or sufficient knowledge, of the challenges of delivering high volume evidence-based psychological therapy services, you will also have the ability to demonstrate substantive management and extensive clinical leadership experience.

For further information or to apply, please visit our website at:

Closing date: 21st January 2013

Interviews will be held on Monday 4th February 2013 in Vauxhall, London

Reference: RETAS1464

Leading the way to a better quality of life for everyone affected by severe mental illness.