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.

Current vacancies

Psychological Therapist (Young People)

  • Full time
  • £31,507
  • Glasgow – currently working remotely
  • Closing 1st March 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a Psychological Therapist to join our team. The post holder will be responsible for providing direct clinical provision to young people who are survivors of torture and organized violence through individual or group therapy, offering a range of interventions.

In addition, the post holder will contribute to the development and delivery of internal and external training, and will provide consultation and supervision to external professionals who work with survivors of torture and organized violence.

The successful candidate will be qualified in a relevant discipline and be a member of, and accredited by a relevant professional body. The successful candidate will also have knowledge or evidence-based approaches to trauma therapy and have experience of working therapeutically or in another supportive role with young people who are asylum seekers or refugees.

In return, we offer a competitive package, with a generous 30 day annual leave entitlement, and 6% employer pension contribution (minimum 1% employee contribution)

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please visit the link provided.

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 Opportunities Employer

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