Freedom from Torture
Freedom from Torture

Charity registered in Scotland SC039632

Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organization dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as scores of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.


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Top job! Clinical/Counselling Psychologist with TCB

  • Part time
  • £42,382 – £49,163 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th February 2022

Would you like to use your clinical psychology skills to provide tailored psychological therapies to help improve the lives and wellbeing of survivors of torture and organised violence?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologists to join our innovative and friendly multidisciplinary team, situated at our Glasgow Centre. Our team of experienced clinicians offer a range of specialist therapy interventions, to survivors of torture and organised violence, on an individual and group therapy basis. The interventions equip survivors with the resolve to deal with the physical and psychological impacts of their experiences. Throughout the rehabilitative journey, we closely monitor the impact of interventions as it relates to each survivor using specifically designed Outcome Tools, which in turn assist in ensuring that the survivors ultimately receive the best treatment possible.

To be successful in this role you must be qualified to doctorate level in Clinical or Counselling Psychology. It’s also key to this role that you’re able to be compassionate and sensitive to the experiences of the survivors. You must have demonstrable professional experience of at least one evidence based approach to trauma therapy including trauma focused CBT, NET and EMDR, sufficient to be able to deploy this model clinically and determine appropriate intervention pathways. Additionally you must be an accredited member of a relevant professional body.

This post also involves Training and Capacity Building. You will contribute to the development and delivery of internal and external training, and engage in collaborative projects with external professionals who work with survivors of torture and organised violence. The role also includes offering supervision to trainees.

In return, we offer a competitive package, with a generous 30 day annual leave entitlement, and 6% employer pension contribution. We also offer access to additional therapy training including NET and EMDR.

A Job Description is available for download below.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Fiona Crombie by email at: fcrombie@freedomfromtorture.org

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Care Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £32,856 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a Care Coordinator to support in our clinical service delivery. Many of our clients have complex needs and this role ensures that clients acquire the support they need to receive multi-agency services.

About the role

The role involves assessment, care planning and provision of stabilisation support to our most complex clients receiving our services. Working together with our therapists, and legal and welfare staff as part of a truly multi-disciplinary team, the ideal candidate will have prior experience of working in mental health/ social care settings and a passion for working with asylum seekers, refugees and survivors of torture.

This is a pivotal role in the support of pain management strategies for our clients, which involves linking with, GPs, community physio services and running and facilitating 1:1 and group psychological pain management interventions alongside your colleagues. This is an exciting development within the organisation and so we envisage the post holder contributing to implement the national strategy as well as shaping the delivery within the Glasgow Centre.

About you

You will be a registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with significant experience of working in the mental health sector, in addition to having substantial post registration experience. You will possess advanced assessment skills, and be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of evidence based assessments and interventions. If you have experience of working with Interpreters and with refugees or asylum seekers, it would be advantageous.

In return, we offer a competitive package, with a generous 30 day annual leave entitlement (FTE), and 6% employer pension contribution.

A Job Description is available for download below.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Fiona Crombie by email at: fcrombie@freedomfromtorture.org

To apply, please visit freedomfromtorture.org/jobs-and-volunteering and submit your CV and a covering letter outlining why you would like to be considered, and how you meet the criteria of the role.

About Freedom from Torture

Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. We provide therapies to improve physical and mental health, we medically document torture, and we provide legal and welfare help. We expose torture globally, we fight to hold torturing states to account and we campaign for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.

We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work.

Freedom from Torture is committed to its responsibilities under safeguarding, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure, as well as a need for full employment history and up to date employment references.

Freedom from Torture is an equal opportunity employer. People with lived experience of torture or asylum, from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ individuals and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.

No agencies please.

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