Head of Training and National Programmes

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The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. In April 2019, the Centre opened its new Centre of Excellence located in King’s Cross.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

The Head of Training and National Programmes will be part of the leadership team for the Schools Division and will sit alongside three other departments: Clinical Help in Schools, Inclusion and Specialist Help in Schools and Knowledge Dissemination in Schools. The purpose of the post is to lead, develop and manage the work of the Department including providing strategic and managerial oversight for Centre’s training for education professionals. Identifying and developing and training packages, resources and materials for education professionals to support children and young people’s mental health. The role will also have strategic oversight for delivery of national programmes to support children and young people’s mental health through education including the Link Programme and Education for Wellbeing Programme. The successful applicant may come from a variety of backgrounds but will have good knowledge and experience of school settings in the UK, for example through working as a senior leader in a school setting or as an education professional in local authorities.

The post-holder will be home-based during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and thereafter at the Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH.

Please email if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying. Please note all our posts require candidates to have the Right to Work in the UK at the time of applying.

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Friday 30 April 2021.
Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.


Interviews will be held on Monday 10 May and Thursday 13 May 2021.

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