Aston Villa Football Club

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Aston Villa Football Club



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 18, 2021

Role description

The Department

The Aston Villa Foundation is the official Charity of Aston Villa Football Club and prides itself in being innovative in its approach to the club being used as a ‘Force for Good’.

The Cognitive Behavioural Therapist will work across varying Foundation departments such as Health and Wellbeing, Interventions and Disability supporting young people to older adults to make positive lifestyle decisions.

The Role

The role is an exciting and unique opportunity to provide clinical support to participants across Aston Villa Foundation projects and programmes working with targeted audiences in areas most familiar, utilising sport and physical activity as point of engagement across the city of Birmingham.

The post holder will be accountable for undertaking patient-centered interviews identifying areas where they wish to see change, assessing the risk participants pose to themselves and others whilst making decisions on the suitability of new referrals, referring clients to alternative services or 'stepping up' their treatment to high-intensity psychological therapy if and where required.

The successful candidate will have hold relevant qualifications such as Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and have relevant experience within IAPT services.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

For further information, the Role Profile and to apply please go to:-

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding