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We’re recruiting – Clinical Lead

Jobs 9 February 2024

We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from people with lived experience of the challenges that our organisation addresses.

About us

Room to Heal is a human rights charity and therapeutic community based in London. Our mission is to support people who have survived or witnessed torture and organised violence to rebuild their lives in exile, through an integrated programme of therapeutic and casework assistance. We offer a range of activities including: therapy groups, gardening and food-growing, individual therapy and casework, theatre workshops, cooking and social gatherings, and therapeutic retreats.

At the heart of our work lies the cultivation of community, through which our members can restore meaningful relationships with themselves and others, overcome the legacy of their traumatic experiences and integrate into the UK. Our community is currently made up of over 100 members from over 30 countries: including former political prisoners; people who have been persecuted on account of their sexuality or religious belief; and those who have escaped trafficking.

About the role

The role of the Clinical Lead is to oversee the therapeutic offer, managing therapists and the administrator, and ensure that Room to Heal provides safe and effective support to people who are seeking asylum and refugees, many of whom are survivors of torture and organised violence. Your role will focus on centring and nurturing the therapeutic community ethos at the heart of the organisation, and ensuring the therapeutic and casework elements of the community remain strongly interconnected. Working alongside the Director and Community Manager you will maintain an oversight of the community, ensuring our members get the full benefit of our support and are able to engage with our offer safely and meaningfully. You will support and have line-management responsibilities for five therapists and one clinical administrator (all part-time).

Hours: 15 hours per week (must be available on Fridays) 
Contract: Fixed-term until end of January 2025
Start-date: Immediate

Job Description

Deadline: Monday 4th March 2024 at 9 AM
Interviews: w/c 11th March

How to apply

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter to Dilara Harvey-Smith at Your cover letter should detail your interest in the role, relevant experience and evidence of how you meet all aspects of the person specification in the job description.  

We are proud to be a member of the Experts by Experience Employment Network (, which aims to create a charitable sector that is led by people with lived experience of the asylum and immigration system. As part of this network, we challenge the one-size-fits-all approach in our employment practices, and respect personal circumstances and needs of people with lived experience. Please feel free to use information and resources at which may help in preparing your job application.

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