The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a charity and membership organisation which exists to promote and maintain high standards of practice of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling for the benefit of the public throughout the United Kingdom. We hold the national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors which only includes practitioners who meet our exacting standards. Our register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) under its Accredited Registers programme. 


About the role

Job Title: Lay Member for Membership Committee

UKCP are currently seeking someone to join their well established Membership Committee. The role is a voluntary position and they are looking for someone who isn’t a practicing psychotherapist or psychotherapeutic counsellor. This new member will help to provide the committee with a broader perspective of membership processes across sectors and will be considered as a Lay Member. This position will offer the applicant to be involved in several of the key regulatory processes used by UKCP and their input will be invaluable.

The committee has 4-6 meetings per year, which are a mixture of face-to-face meetings and teleconferences. It is expected that members will make a commitment to attend all meetings each year and will be available for three days a month to attend to work arising from the committee – for example, working groups, correspondence and practice guidance.

As part of their aim to improve equality and diversity within the profession, UCKP are seeking to increase the diversity of their committee members. They would therefore welcome applications from under-represented and disadvantaged groups including people from Black and minority ethnic communities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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How to apply

If you wish to apply please email your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected] or if you wish to send your application by post please send it to UKCP, 2 Wakley Street, London, EC1V 7LT.

Closing Date: Friday 12 May