Education, Training & Practice Committee
Lay Committee Member
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is recognised as the leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors.
We represent 75 training organisations and over 11,000 members – working privately and in the NHS and voluntary sector to offer a wide variety of psychotherapeutic approaches or modalities. As part of our commitment to protecting the public, we work to improve access to psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against our members.
We are seeking a lay person to join our Education, Training & Practice Committee (ETPC). By ‘lay’ we mean applicants who are not UKCP members or employees, nor from other psychological professions. Ideally, they will have experience of education & training work within the charity sector and have an awareness of diversity issues. This is a voluntary, unpaid position.
As part of our aim of improving equality and diversity practice within the profession, UKCP welcomes applications from under-represented groups.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- To attend the ETPC Committee, which meets for a minimum of 5 meetings per annum.
- To provide an external perspective on setting, reviewing, and maintaining professional standards relating to the education, training and practice of practising UKCP members.
- To liaise and, where necessary, work closely with UKCP’s other Regulatory Committees including the Professional Regulatory Committee for Colleges and Faculties (PRCCF), the Quality Assurance Committee (QAC), and the organisation’s Registrar.
- To liaise and, where necessary, work closely with UKCP’s Executive Committee, the Higher Education Special Interest Group, and the Ethics Committee.
- To assist the ETPC in assessing and approving models of education, training and practice of psychotherapists & psychotherapeutic counsellors working with adults and with children & young people. These functions are carried out within a framework informed by best practice in relation to diversity, equality, inclusion and social responsibility.
- To ensure that the UKCP’s Diversity and Equalities Statement is upheld in the exercise of its functions.
- A positive interest in Mental Health & Wellbeing.
- Experience in the training / education or continual development of professionals, or setting professional standards. This may include: the development of training modules and programmes; and or the enhancement of trainee experience; and or, experience in the enhancement and continual development of professionals.
- Experience of working within charitable organisations at committee and policy level.
- A familiarity of mental health professions, education, and health sectors.
- A familiarity with regulatory and accreditation processes.
- Awareness of Equality Diversity and Inclusion.
- Awareness of safeguarding.
Why join us?
Working alongside committee members, and UKCP staff, you will have the opportunity to:
- Get involved in the work of an important UKCP committee.
- Gain experience of working within a well-established professional body.
- Develop your professional networks.
- Enhance your own professional development.
- Make a difference to the psychotherapy profession.
How to Apply
You can find out more about the role by reading the ETPC Lay Member Role Description.
Please send your CV and a covering letter that outlines how you meet the above person specification to firstname.lastname@example.org by 29th July2021.
Interviews will be held remotely via Zoom on either the 6th or 7th September 2021.