Southampton FC

Southampton FC

Mental Wellbeing Lead


Role Type



Posting Date

Oct 14, 2022

Role description

Mental Wellbeing Lead

Department: Psychology

Accountable to: Head of Performance Psychology

Criminal Record Check: DBS Enhanced with Childs Barred List

Hours: Part Time, (to be worked flexibly Monday-Sunday).

Contract Type: Permanent

What is the role?

We have an exciting new opportunity for someone to join our Psychology department in the newly created role of Mental Wellbeing Lead.

This is an important role which will directly support the wellbeing of the players within the SFC Academy and the Girls and Women’s programme. The Mental Wellbeing Lead will facilitate clear communication between all relevant stakeholders and will develop a framework of good governance and transparency between medical, psychology, welfare, and safeguarding teams. The position will play a key role in preventing issues from arising and responding to issues as they arise.

Specific responsibilities include:

Create, deliver and improve agreed referral strategies and methodologies to assist and lead in helping players of all age groups to overcome difficulties.
As triage, provide one-to-one psychological support sessions to players and provide recommendations for referrals where necessary and where appropriate.
Support case formulation and, where appropriate, act as a point of reference in support to all stakeholders.
Deliver CPD to staff on child/player wellbeing and how to work effectively with young people.
Provide support to annual audit processes.
Utilise psychological assessment/screening and provide ethical and confidential feedback where appropriate with other departments, in conjunction with clinical support.
What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has strong interpersonal and communication skills, to be able to work on a 1:1 and larger group basis with a diverse range of players.

Person Specification:

To hold a Counselling, Psychotherapy or Counselling Psychology qualification; Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
Be registered to BPS, BACP or UKCP.
Be HCPC registered.
Have experience of working with young people and adults.
Have experience of providing guidance and support to young people on a one-to-one basis.
Experience in the development of policies, procedures or protocols
Preferred; Experience of supporting people with mental health issues, including appropriate management of young people in crises.
Preferred; Experience in engaging with agencies concerned with mental health and wellbeing support for young people.

What do you get in return?

If you are successful you can look forward to a healthy benefits package;

Access to x1 free match tickets for every home league game.
Full time equivalent of 25 days’ holiday per year.
Life Assurance Cover of 2x salary.
Contributory Pension Scheme.
Incentivised Private Medical Insurance Scheme.
Worldwide Travel Insurance.
Free onsite parking.
Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.
The closing date for applications is Friday 28 October.

*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received. *

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