Psychosocial Practitioner at British Red Cross

Psychosocial Practitioner Location: North West England Hours per week: 14hrs over x2 days (Ideally Thursdays and Fridays) Contract type: Fixed Term Contract until the 15th May 2022 Salary: circa ?39,000 (pro rata per annum and dependent on experience)

Could you provide psychosocial support to staff and volunteers of the British Red Cross across the North West of England?

What you will be doing


As a Psychosocial Practitioner, you will provide support to our staff and volunteers who deliverservices across the region. You will provide psychosocial support in the form of reflective practice, clinical supervision groups and one to one individual support during site visits. You will support our UK Operations services and work closely with staff and volunteers within our Refugee and Restoring Family Links and Independent Living and Crisis Response teams.

You will be responsible for providing clinical supervision and supporting the wellbeing needs of the workforce who, in turn support people in crisis.

You will also deliver workshops and off-site support, whilst considering the preferences and requests of the local service’s wishes and the learning of the wider Psychosocial and Mental Health Team.

Travel will be required across the geographic areas covered by the role holder. This may include making overnight stays.

This is a full-time, fixed term contract.Role holders will require to be available to attend Psychosocial and Mental Health team meetings once per month. These meetings take place on a Thursday or Friday.**


The successfulcandidate(s) will initially work from home due to Covid-19 restrictions and will thereafter be based from our office location in Manchester**


This role might be for you if…

  • You will have a relevant mental health qualification (e.g. Postgraduate Degree or other professional qualification) in a profession related to psychosocial support (e.g. Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy or Social Work).
  • You will have proven post-qualification work experience (e.g. in-service development, voluntary or statutory sector, either in U.K. or overseas)
  • You have experience and professional expertise in trauma reactions, mental health issues and the management and negotiation of complex situations involving staff/volunteer welfare

About the team…

Supporting vulnerable people in crisis is at the heart of what we do. However, this doesn’t just apply to people out with our organisation. We want to make sure that our workforce is fully supported when it comes to emotional wellbeing, so our people feel they are in a great position to help others.

It’s a complex and dynamic environment to work in and you will be joining at an exciting but challenging time with a large amount of organisational change underway.

You will be working closely with the Head of Psychosocial and Mental Health and operational colleagues to provide psychosocial support within an organisation that has at its heart, a focus on supporting vulnerable people experiencing crisis.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Tuesday 18th May 2021, with Zoom interviews to follow

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at quoting vacancy ID 1616

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) – pro rata for part-time roles
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working policy

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A little more about us….

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country – we’re there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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