Senior Psychological Therapist (Student Support), Royal Academy of Music

  • 6th April 2020
  • London
  • Full time
  • Paid (£40k-50k)
  • music
  • Julie Stancombe, HR Assistant


Full-time: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Fixed term to July 2021

Salary range: £40,649 to £43,426 inclusive of London Allowance per annum

The Royal Academy of Music is a stimulating and friendly environment with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 50 countries. Based in central London adjacent to Regent’s Park, we have been training musicians to the highest professional standards since our foundation in 1822.  Many of the world’s leading musicians and performers studied with us and we are firmly focused on developing tomorrow’s musical leaders in a number of disciplines including classical, jazz, and musical theatre.

We seek a Senior Psychological Therapist for a fixed-term contract to cover a staff member’s long-term leave and to develop our capacity to support mental health needs within the Academy.   The post may be extended by mutual agreement.  The post is 1.0 FTE but may also be effectively delivered as a job-share.  

The role will balance clinical work with managerial and strategic development of the Student and Staff Support Health and Well-Being Team. You will be the professional lead in matters relating to support and wellbeing with an emphasis on early first assessment of individual needs. Key areas are oversight and delivery of Counselling Service, Disabilities Provision, mental health support, support for specific learning  needs and oversight of  support provision for students with medium to long term health problems within the context of the learning environment of a premier specialist vocational institution.

A full recruitment pack for this vacancy can be downloaded from  If you do not have internet access, please write to Julie Stancombe, HR Assistant, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT, quoting reference 20/012.

Completed applications must be received by 10am on Monday 6 April 2020.

Skype interviews will be held, if possible, from week commencing 13 April 2020.

The Academy values diversity and welcomes your application.