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Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Deputy Head of Family Trauma

Job Type

Part Time


South East



£65,000 to £66,500

Posted Date

1 June 2023


Closing Date

12 June 2023

We are looking for an experienced clinician with management and leadership experience to join our leadership group in the Family Trauma Department. The role will involve both contributing to and supporting the clinical and project work in the multi-disciplinary team. Specialist experience and knowledge in the field of child and family developmental trauma is essential, together with a strong clinical and strategic interest in developing the innovative work in a multidisciplinary team.

A qualification in a clinical training is essential and an additional training in social work would be preferable (but not essential). The Deputy Head of Family Trauma will lead on two projects within the department: one for children and young people post adoption (including work with special guardians) and one for assessments (including for court) and interventions for children and young people in care or on the edge of care. Experience in the field of fostering, adoptive and edge of care work would be highly desirable. In addition, the post-holder will provide consultation and/or supervision to complex systems, individual professionals and groups, to assist in the management of referrals, allocations and treatment planning and in the development and delivery of training.

The Family Trauma Department is focused on improving the fundamental relationship between an infant, child, young person, and their primary carer where there has been an experience of neglect, maltreatment and/or trauma within the family. We bring together several specialisms in working with family and developmental trauma, and work with whole family systems and professional networks around children. The team strives to be supportive of individual, cultural and socioeconomic differences and to value diversity and self-reflection. Find more information via:

The Anna Freud Centre is a world-leading mental health charity for children, young people and their families. Our mission is to close the gap in wellbeing and mental health by advancing, translating, delivering, and sharing the best science and practice with everyone who impacts the lives of children, young people and their families. More information about the Anna Freud Centre is available on our website:

We value diversity and aim to have diverse workforce that reflects the community and our service users, in line with our vision, values and inclusion commitments. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please email with any job enquiries, or if you require assistance or experience difficulties when applying. Please note that successful candidate(s) will be asked to evidence their Right to Work in the UK post-job offer – we do not hold a sponsor licence therefore we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship.

Salary: £65,000 to £66,500 FTE per annum, depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme

Hours: Part-time (28 hours per week). To deliver eight sessions per week with two sessions to be worked on Wednesday.

Location: Hybrid working (a mixture of onsite and home/remote working). Staff are working onsite for at least 20% of their working hours at the Anna Freud Centre in King’s Cross (4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH). Face-to-face working with our most vulnerable clients, as well as home-based working will be required.

Notification of interview
Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Friday 9 June 2023. During shortlisting, applicants are anonymously assessed using the criteria visible in the Job Profile. Please note: due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

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