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Clinical Psychologist (British Red Cross Partnership)

Full time for two years and six months
£46,000 p.a
Responsible to
Director of Therapy
Leicester and Derby Red Cross Office with travel supported to the other office.
Closing date
27 days holiday (pro rata) plus 4% matched pension contribution

The Helen Bamber Foundation is looking for a Clinical Psychologist to join our therapy team to spearhead a new partnership with the BRC.  The partnership aims to increase access to trauma focused interventions for those fleeing conflict (particularly the conflict in Ukraine), trafficking, torture and other forms of human cruelty and who find themselves in locations where they have little access to much needed mental health treatments.  The BRC’ Psychosocial Mental Health Team alongside the BRC’ Refugee Support caseworkers will, in partnership with the Helen Bamber Foundation deliver direct casework, psychological assessment, formulation and diagnosis, and treatment support into two BRC Refugee Support service offices in Leicester and Derby over the course of two years.  Working together the project will:

  • deliver trauma focused treatment to individuals, in particular to those impacted by the Ukraine conflict, who would most benefit from direct treatment and would not receive appropriate treatment elsewhere.
  • increase through the provision of triage and casework support, assessment and diagnosis, access to local health care provision; and
  • build the capacity and confidence of local health care providers to increase access to trauma focused treatment, including those impacted by the conflict in the Ukraine.

The partnership has been designed to meet the needs of individuals who have experienced complex trauma as well as address the needs of BRC’ Refugee Support teams who have recognised a significant unmet need in local mental health service provision for these individuals.  The partnership will be implemented in Leicester and Derby due to the higher levels of those presenting to the BRC (and who are in the community) who are providing support to those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine as well as other nationalities.


As the Clinical Psychologist delivering the partnership with the BRC you will be based in two BRC Refugee Support services in Leicester and Derby but will remain part of the Helen Bamber Foundation Team.  You will be responsible, with support from the Director of Therapy and Executive Director of Clinical and Counter-Trafficking, for delivering assessments of individuals referred by the BRC Senior Psychosocial Practitioner. You will support effective referrals into local mental health services, and, where treatment cannot be provided elsewhere and would have significant benefits, deliver a range of therapeutic interventions to a small number of BRC clients. You will provide and support outreach and training of local health care providers in order to increase their capacity to support trauma survivors.

 This role will include delivery of highly specialised psychological assessments for both medico-legal and clinical purposes, provision of appropriate evidence-based therapies, delivery of training to local mental health providers as well as to staff from non-clinical backgrounds who have significant client contact, internal relationship and partnership building, monitoring of outcomes, and potentially the supervision of a trainee clinical psychologist on a final year specialist placement. The role will include input into partnership development, policy, research and fundraising.


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 service and the partnership. You will be required to travel to London monthly to participate in meetings, professional development and other activities (this travel will be reimbursed).

We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups in Clinical Psychology (such as people with disabilities, those from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds or those who have lived experience similar to that of the clients we support).

Please note that the successful candidates will be offered the role 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 and to disclose any relevant convictions incurred during your time with us. 

For any queries, please call 0203 058 2020 and ask to speak to Dr Christina Curry via (

How to apply?

To apply for this position, please email your CV and a cover letter by midnight on Friday 9th August 2024 to

We encourage applicants to apply for the post at the earliest opportunity. We may need to close applications earlier than the closing date if we have a high volume of applicants. 

No Agencies please.

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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