British Association of Play Therapists - Appointment of 2 Lay Members to our Board of Directors

The Association was founded in 1992 by a group of highly respected practitioners and therapists who introduced and pioneered Play Therapy within Britain. It became known as British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) in 1996. BAPT became a Company Limited by Guarantee (registered number: 5477406) in 2005 and in 2006 The British Association of Play Therapists Ltd was granted Charity Status by the Charity Commission (registered charity number 1115673) . We are a UK-wide association seeking to become an accredited voluntary register holder with Professional Standards Authority.
Mission Statement
Nurture, develop and advance the profession and application of Play Therapy through commitment to:
1. Raising public and professional awareness of the value of Play Therapy for enhancing the mental health and emotional well-being of children and young people;
2. Promoting safe, ethical, effective practice of Play Therapy through high quality regulated training, monitored continuing professional development and evidence-based research
3. Equal opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse population
4. Maintenance of a strong professional association
BAPT is now seeking to appoint 2 Lay Members to join its Board of Directors to act as ‘critical friend’ to BAPT and to play a key role in setting the strategy and policy for BAPT. The appointments will commence in January 2015.

You will have a child centred approach to your thinking, experience of strategic planning and collective decision making, the ability to develop strong relationships and be able to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability in all of BAPT’s activities.

You will be expected to attend Board Meetings (bi-monthly in London), the AGM and an annual strategic planning day and to contribute fully to fulfilling key responsibilities associated with the governance of BAPT and in meeting the objectives of the business plan.

We are looking to recruit people from diverse backgrounds and therefore we and encourage applications from everyone irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexual orientation. For information about the Lay Member and Person Specification please CLICK HERE to download the document.

Travel and other approved expenses are paid in relation to meeting the requirements of this role
The application form is available to download HERE Please submit a full CV with the completed application form.
Alternately you can request a hard copy of the application pack by contacting:

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 10 November 2014 and interviews will be held by 22 November 2014.

Senior Lecturer in Therapeutic Play - Leeds Beckett University

School of Health and Community Studies

Full time
Grade 8 £40,847 - £47,328

We are investing in our academic provision and are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer to join our team of experienced staff in delivering and further developing our course provision on our Playwork programmes. We are looking for an inspiring and enthusiastic academic to make a key contribution to our academic provision through teaching, research and enterprise.

To be considered for interview applicants are required to have a masters qualification, together with a qualification relevant to therapeutic play and therapeutic playwork. A doctoral qualification would also be desirable. They should have experience of teaching and learning in an HE or equivalent setting in a relevant subject area related to play and playwork.

Applicants should have relevant professional experience/knowledge of therapeutic work in play and playwork.

The School of Health and Community Studies includes the subject areas of Social Work, Youth Work and Community Development, Psychological Therapies and Mental Health, Playwork, and Nursing. We offer a wide range of exciting and challenging subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, for which we liaise closely with a range of Professional, Regulatory and Statutory Bodies, as well as employers and organisations who provide placements and volunteering opportunities for our students.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Head of School, Sue Sherwin .

Further details and an application form are available from our website

Closing Date: 3 November 2014

Clifton Learning Partnership, Rotherham

Job title: Play Therapist
Job description: We are looking to appoint a fully qualified, experienced play therapist. This is a fantastic opportunity to initiate, shape and develop a play therapy service in our locality. The successful candidate will establish, market, and deliver play therapy work for schools and other potential clients. If successful this post has the potential to grow to include a management role of other therapists. We are looking to develop this much needed service into a business opportunity, there is an expectation to ultimately generate an income against salary costs. The successful candidate must hold a play therapy qualification, and be a registered member of a professional body. They must be able to work creatively, independently, dynamically and to a very high standard. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, be a realist and enjoy a challenge. A current driving licence and access to a car is essential.

Clifton Learning Partnership is a small charity working in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. We are a small team working to make the local community stronger. We are highly committed and energetic, constantly looking to evolve and improve what we offer.

Salary: £37,500, negotiable dependent upon experience, permanent, full time
For further information please contact Helen Littlewood on 07968437965, or at , or visit our website for an application form, full job description, person specification and other details about our organisation.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Further information and Person specification details
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Self-Employed Play Therapist

We are looking to recruit a BAPT qualified self-employed play therapist to join our existing pool of self-employed counselors and Arts Therapists.

Murray Hall community Trust -Therapeutic Services delivers emotional well being interventions to children and young people living in Sandwell, West Midlands in schools and community organisations.

Our new programme, funded by the Big Lottery for 3 years (2014-2017) aims to improve the emotional well being of children and young people between 5-18. Our rate of pay: £30.00 per hour Days: flexible. Start date: September 2014

If you interested in joining our team please email your CV to: or call 0121-270-5147 for more information.

Play Therapists Required
2-3 Days a week
School Term Time Only
Areas/Location of work:
Stevenage, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, Ware, Cheshunt, Bushey, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, Harpenden, Borehamwood, Sarratt, Bovingdon

The Open Toy Box C.I.C. is looking for Qualified Play Therapists to join their team working with primary/ young adolescents/secondary children, suffering from a range of emotional/psychological difficulties and complex life experiences.

We work alongside multi-disciplinary teams with strong and supportive professional resources to assist with the demands of our case work. We offer CPD, opportunities to run groups and work with families.

DBS (CRB is required) along with Public Liability Indemnity Insurance, own transport and play therapy kit are required. Play Therapists are required to receive regular clinical supervision.

If you are interested in applying, please forward your CV with Qualifications to: for the attention of Karla Burley. You can also visit our website for further information: