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Lecturer/Tutor MSc Systemic Family Psychotherapy

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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We are delighted to be seeking additional part time Systemic Lecturers/Tutors for our two year MSc Qualifying Level Systemic Family Therapy training course. This new course commenced in April 2021 and has recently finished, and we plan to run our second cohort from September 2023 - July 2025. We are looking for Lecturers/Tutors to work for 1 or 2 days on a Thursday if one day and if two days on a Wednesday and a Thursday.The posts are based at the GMMH Psychological Therapies Training Centre (PTTC) which is renowned for providing high quality training to students in evidence-based psychological therapies across the North West region and beyond. This innovative new course will provide training in the knowledge and key skills required to become a systemic psychotherapist. Trainees will engage with range of theory, models and research, with an emphasis upon adult learning principles, evidence-based practice and creative approaches within systemic family therapy. This is an exciting opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team and to work collaboratively within our established and highly regarded psychological therapies training programmes.

Main duties of the job

Prospective candidates will have substantial clinical experience and experience of delivering training and supervision. Applicants will need a demonstrable interest in systemic theory and practice, and an understanding of the training contexts relating to Family and Systemic Practice. Our new qualifying training course is strongly committed to addressing systemic racism and social justice within systemic family psychotherapy. We therefore wish to recruit staff who are passionate about decolonising practice and promoting anti-racist practices and privileging issues of race, culture, social justice and equality in their practice, teaching and supervision, to challenge marginalising practices and subjugation in all its diverse forms. They will also have excellent communication and organisational skills, and will be able to develop, coordinate and participate within all aspects of the training course. The successful candidate must be registered with the UKCP as a Systemic Family & Couple Psychotherapist.These posts will be initially fixed term posts for two years in the first instance and secondment can be offered with the agreement of an applicant's existing employer. Post holders will be able to work remotely when not teaching or attending meetings on site.

About us

reater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations. We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Salford, Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond. Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options. Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity. Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Please see attached job description and person specification.

Staff benefits27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 after 10 yearsExcellent pensionCycle to work schemeSalary sacrifice car schemeWellbeing programmeBlue Light Card discount

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the detailed job description and person specification provided for more information.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification in one of the main mental health, health or social care professions with a minimum of six years' post qualification experience in mental health relevant settings
  • Masters/Diploma level qualification (or its equivalent) in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy accredited with UKCP
  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development


  • Qualification in training/ education
  • Qualification in clinical supervision



  • Delivery of systemic training and teaching to a range of other professionals
  • Substantial experience of delivering training and supervision to a range of other professionals
  • Substantial experience of working clinically in a range of relevant agencies such as the NHS/ social care/voluntary sector
  • Substantial experience of safe-guarding work and ability to evaluate risks in complex situations requiring analysis, interpretation and liaison with other professionals


  • Success in having research or articles published in professional journals
  • Previous experience of focused work promoting anti-racist practices and privileging issues of race, culture, social justice and challenging marginalising practices and subjugation in all it's diverse forms
  • Experience of delivery evidence-based systemic interventions



  • Knowledge and understanding of national policy and strategic context of Family and Systemic Psychotherapy training
  • Knowledge of research and evaluation


  • Familiarity with multi-media equipment relevant to training environments



  • Skills in evaluating highly complex situations that require analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options (e.g. formulation of complex clinical problems) within a psychological framework and to advise other professionals regarding these
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively in a range of modalities and to a wide range of audiences (students of varying levels of knowledge, managers, commissioners etc)
  • Ability to travel, work in a range of settings and work flexibly
  • Ability to organise own work, act on own initiative and to meet deadlines


  • Good word processing and PowerPoint skills
  • Skills in strategic liaison with managers, workforce leads and commissioners

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Harrop House

Bury New Road


M25 3BL

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