Head of Training and National Programmes

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23 April 2021
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Famili
Location: London
Salary: £67,000 to £70,000
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Job Description

Head of Training and National Programmes Schools Division 

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week, five days) 

Salary: £67,000 to £70,000 per annum FTE, depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. In April 2019, the Centre opened its new Centre of Excellence located in Kings Cross.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

The Head of Training and National Programmes will be part of the leadership team for the Schools Division and will sit alongside three other departments: Clinical Help in Schools, Inclusion and Specialist Help in Schools and Knowledge Dissemination in Schools. The purpose of the post is to lead, develop and manage the work of the Department including providing strategic and managerial oversight for Centres training for education professionals. Identifying and developing and training packages, resources and materials for education professionals to support children and young peoples mental health. The role will also have strategic oversight for delivery of national programmes to support children and young peoples mental health through education including the Link Programme and Education for Wellbeing Programme. The successful applicant may come from a variety of backgrounds but will have good knowledge and experience of school settings in the UK, for example through working as a senior leader in a school setting or as an education professional in local authorities.

The post-holder will be home-based during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and thereafter at the Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH. 

Please email Recruitment@annafreud.org if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying. Please note all our posts require candidates to have the Right to Work in the UK at the time of applying.

Contract duration


Closing date for applications 

Midday (12pm), Friday 23 April 2021.

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Friday 30 April 2021.

Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.


Interviews will be held on Monday 10 May and Thursday 13 May 2021.

How to apply

For more information about this role and to apply, please click apply online.

We are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies.

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.