We are currently seeking 1-2 Psychological Therapists – please see information below

We are also seeking new trustees – please see advert below. 

FREED Beeches offers placement opportunities to those working towards level 4 and above qualifications in counselling, psychotherapy and CBT

Current Vacancies

Job Specification for Psychological Therapists position

Working Hours 18 – 21

Salary Dependent on experience, qualifications and training.

Description of Post

The successful candidate/s will provide weekly therapy for clients with Eating Disorders. They will receive referrals from the Clinical Manager who conducts the clinical assessments and will provide short, medium or long-term therapy in agreement with, and reviewed by, the Clinical Manager. Freed Beeches will support the successful candidate/s in accessing relevant training courses.

The successful candidate/s will be expected:

  • To attend Clinical team meetings, usually once every four months.
  • To manage a weekly caseload and keep clinical records.
  • To be a team player.
  • To undertake clinical supervision on a monthly basis.
  • To work in a multi-disciplinary team, alongside other specialists at Freed Beeches, e.g. dietician, complementary therapists, family interventions and psychotherapists.
  • To liaise with NHS agencies if necessary e.g. Nottinghamshire Eating Disorders Service, GPs and mental health workers, etc.
  • To work with the sufferers of eating disorders and their families.

If you are interested in applying for this post, please email

Person Specification

QualificationsA formal CBT qualification to a Post Graduate Diploma level. 
A formal CBT qualification to a Master’s Degree level or equivalent. 
Specialist Eating Disorder training.
To be an accredited member of the BACP/UKCP/ BABCP/BPS 
ExperienceThe candidate must have experience of working with eating disorders as well as other mental health issues.  Experience dealing with patients’ family members would be helpful. Family members may need to participate in clients’ sessions from time to time.
Experience of working with young people as well as adults. 
Experience working and facilitating groups
KnowledgeTo demonstrate a thorough understanding of eating disorders, the range of eating disorder diagnoses and the relevant interventions to work with them.
To have a thorough skill-base in CBT or Psychotherapy training.
To have a sound understanding of the NICE guidelines on eating disorders.
SkillsTo contribute to care planning and risk assessment when required.
To demonstrate awareness of physical risks and long-term implications of eating disorders.
To have a sound understanding of dual diagnosis/co-morbidity.
To have the ability to engage therapeutically with clients with varying conditions e.g. obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, limited or maladaptive coping strategies, anxiety and interpersonal difficulties.
To be able to work within a multi-disciplinary service and to effectively liaise with other specialists inside and outside the project.
To have excellent record-keeping and time-management skills.
To be able to work as a team-player.
To provide clinical updates and reports when requested.
To demonstrate clear ethical boundaries.
OtherWillingness to work flexible hours if required.
Understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities.

All staff are required to respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment. All staff are expected to respect the requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998 and to be aware of their responsibilities in respect of the Health and Safety Act 1997 and the other policies of the Project. All people at the Project, both staff and volunteers will be required to undergo an advanced DBS check.

New Trustees

We are currently seeking up to six new, high quality Trustees to join our dedicated board to continue moving our service forward while maintaining our vision. We want to ensure that we are governed to the highest possible standards, ensuring we are delivering our priorities.

We are looking for people with proven experience of helping move organisations forward. As well as an understanding of FREED-Beeches objectives and the interventions that we offer, we are seeking applicants who can bring top level leadership experience and expertise in one or more of the following:

Accountancy – preferably gained at senior level to take on the role of treasurer

Funding – with proven record of funding obtained

Research and the use of data and an understanding of analysis

Business and/or Voluntary/Charity Sectors

Medical Professional – Would suit a retired consultant or GP, eating disorder knowledge would be desirable.

You will be established and credible in your field and will possess outstanding communication skills and will have a passion to help lead the organisation through the exciting times ahead

Ultimately we will want you to share our desire to make a lasting difference to the lives of those affected by an eating disorder now and in the future.

The board of trustees provides strategic direction and accountability; our board is chaired by Dr Stephen Linacre.

Trustees are required to attend a minimum of 4 meetings per annum. Generally the trustees meet every 6-8 weeks. There may also be additional meetings dedicated to particular topics. Meetings always take place at FREED-Beeches and last approximately 1-2 hours.

If you believe you have the leadership experience, perspective and qualities we are looking for then we look forward to hearing from you.

Potential Trustees should indicate their main area of expertise and any other areas where they have an interest within their application.

Please contact Joanne Ormiston on or 01909 479922 option 2 to express your interest.

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