Specialist Support Officer

Salary: £13.65 per hour (£22,846 pro rata) plus annual leave

Location: Home based or a Beat office in London, Warrington or Norwich

Number Of Positions: 4

Expiration Date: 13/09/2019

Beat is seeking sessional specialist support workers to provide a range of new and emerging services for people with eating disorders as well as, for the right candidates, to contribute to the development of new services and strategies.

The post would particularly suit candidates with a Psychology degree seeking relevant experience to support an application to study for a doctorate in clinical psychology. Applications from similarly qualified candidates are also welcome.

The role is likely to be varied, including some or all of the following at variable frequency according to external demand as well as your individual skills and aptitude:

  • Guided self-help for binge eating disorder sufferers. Beat is about to pilot delivering telephone guidance for the NICE-recommended BED self-help programme.
  • Screening people who self-refer for specialist assessment for a suspected eating disorder. Beat is negotiating with NHS partners who see us as a competent partner to take self-referrals and triage cases for assessment (or otherwise).
  • Telephone or webchat based brief interventions for people on NHS waiting lists, supporting them not to deteriorate and to prepare for recovery while waiting for treatment. We expect to develop this service during 2019-20.

Applications and Information

To apply, please download and complete the application form below. Completed application forms should be uploaded via the form on this page by 9.00 am on 13 September 2019.

If you have difficulty accessing or using this version of the application form or need to apply with a CV, please contact jobapplications@beateatingdisorders.org.uk before applying. Please note we cannot accept CVs except by prior arrangement.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by close of business on 17 September. Interviews may take place on one of the following dates:

  • 26 or 27 September in Birchwood Park, Warrington
  • 20 September, 3 or 4 October in Farringdon, London




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