Course Tutor 

Neurodiversity and Autism Spectrum Conditions or Learning Disabilities (ASC/LD)

Postgraduate Diploma (Pg Dip) CYP IAPT Therapy


Part-time (14-21 hours per week; between Monday and Thursday, 09:00 to 17:00 – dependent on candidate availability and interest in undertaking work on more than one programme, please indicate preferences in your Supporting Statement)


£46,500 to £48,000 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.

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

The Centre works in close collaboration with University College London (UCL) to deliver a series of postgraduate programmes. The Postgraduate Studies (PGS) Department is grouped into two ‘streams’. In the first instance, the Course Tutor will support the delivery of programmes within the Workforce Development Stream/professional programmes, which includes UCL postgraduate programmes funded by Health Education England (HEE) – please view the job description for an overview. The Workforce Development Stream is currently experiencing an exciting period of growth. The longstanding Postgraduate Diploma (Pg Dip) in CYP IAPT Therapy offers students two shared Core Skills modules and a modality training route including Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents (IPT-A), and population-specific training for working with under 5s and children and young people with autism spectrum conditions or learning disabilities (ASC/LD). The teaching is separated into two modules, covering the theory and practical delivery of adapted clinical skills using the principles of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and PBS (Positive Behavioural Support).

The Course Tutor will undertake a lead role in the delivery of the teaching, assessment and ongoing development of relevant Neurodiversity and ASC/LD modules. This entails responsibility for delivering two modules contributing towards the Pg Dip in CYP IAPT Therapy.

The successful candidate will have a recognised qualification in a core mental health profession (see person specification for guidance). Significant recent experience of working within a CAMHS neurodevelopmental setting is required for this role. Furthermore, substantial experience of delivering teaching/training on how to ethically work with parents/carers and CYP presenting neurodiversity and ASC/LD is required. An understanding of student welfare and safeguarding is also an important element for this role.

Please email with any job enquiries, or if you require assistance or experience difficulties when applying. Please note all our posts require candidates to have the Right to Work in the UK at the time of applying and we do not hold a sponsorship licence.


Hybrid working (a mixture of onsite and home/remote working). Staff are working onsite for at least 40% of their working hours at the Anna Freud Centre in King’s Cross (4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH). The majority of teaching will be carried out remotely, although face-to-face work will also be required when appropriate. 

Contract duration


Closing date for applications

Midday (12pm), Monday 8 August 2022.

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Wednesday 10 August 2022. Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.


Interviews will be held on Monday 15 August and Tuesday 16 August 2022.

How to apply

Please visit to register and apply online.

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

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