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Ethics & Good Practice Manager

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Location: Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Salary: £35,549 to £36,866
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th October 2020
Expires: 30th December 2020

BACP is the leading professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK with around 52,000 members. We employ staff in a wide range of roles, from supporting our members to undertaking research or promoting the profession.

Benefits of working for us include 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, flexi time scheme, pension scheme, health cash plan, Employee Assistance Programme. This role is open to applicants wishing to work flexibly.

This is an exciting opportunity for an Ethics & Good Practice Manager to review the BACP Ethical Framework and enable members to embed the framework and professional standards within practice and supervision

Principal accountabilities:

  1. To consult and collaborate with experts to review, monitor and maintain the Ethical Framework for the counselling professions; and publish the EFfCP in a number of accessible formats
  2. To provide line management for the Professional Standards support officer, the Publishing copy-editor/Proof-reader and the Ethics Services Manager
  3. To develop, commission, edit, and prepare for publication resources (including web and video resources) supporting the Ethical Framework for the Counselling professions enabling members to make ethical decisions in respect of practice, supervision and training. Support the development of an ongoing review process for the Ethical Framework and supplementary resources
  4. To develop, commission, edit and prepare for publication Good Practice resources to enable members to embed professional and ethical standards in practice, supervision and training, identifying what is core guidance, to educate, equip and enable members to practice to the highest ethical standards
  5. To provide responses to complex ethical queries received via EF dedicated email address, support staff with complex ethical queries, support ethical decision-making column and articles in Therapy Today
  6. To identify and recommend suitable authors and subject area experts for potential commissioning to write GP and EF resources on relevant topics. To produce guidelines, quality assurance criteria and working briefs for commissioned authors on indicative content and to be responsible for monitoring in terms of deliverables.
  7. To consult and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders via focus groups, working groups, EF and Good Practice (EaGP) Steering Committee and the EF Implementation Group to align good practice resources with BACP’s strategic aims, ethical framework, policy and position statements and the public protection agenda of the BACP Register
  8. To provide line management for Professional Standards support officer and to support the design, proof reading and final publication processes for Good Practice and Ethical Framework resources ensuring they are published in a timely manner
  9. To support and manage a review process for Counselling MindEd resources ensuring updated resources are published online in a timely manner for the reviews.

Knowledge & experience:

  • Educated to MSc/MA level in counselling/psychotherapy (or related profession), with knowledge of a range of counselling modalities.
  • Experienced accredited practitioner, supervisor, trainer, writer/editor
  • Experienced researcher
  • Experience of leading a diverse team, managing performance and employee engagement
  • Ability to apply ethics to practice
  • Ability to manage complex project work and meet deadlines
  • Expertise in publication process
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Good editorial skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication, adapting to audience
  • Work within a team and on own initiative, organising and prioritising workloads
  • Good level of computer literacy skills across different systems, MS Office and ability to learn and adapt to IT systems
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