Family and Systemic Psychotherapist & Team Co-ordinator - Edinburgh

Part time 22.5 hours per week, £38,890 pro rata

Are you a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist looking for a new working environment and the challenge and opportunities that come from working within the voluntary sector?

This is a unique opportunity for a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist to lead a truly collaborative team of family and systemic psychotherapists and systemic practitioners.

The team of 4 part-time staff members and 2 volunteers, provides an all-age service bridging the gap between children's and adult services, meeting the psychological needs of families experiencing wide-ranging dilemmas and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Experience of working with children, young people, adults and families, and adapting approaches to work online as well as face to face is therefore essential.

This is an opportunity for someone with creativity and systemic expertise to bring their influence to co-create an evolving service. The post holder needs to have an ability to be flexible and to lead the team in taking on and adapting to new opportunities as they arise while also being a confident, warm and collaborative team member to hold the team in safe uncertainty.

We actively welcome applications from candidates who reflect the diverse communities and individuals we work with.

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If you think you have the skills and the qualities we are looking for, please send your CV and covering letter outlining how you fit the essential requirements for this role to All information will be treated in strict confidence.

To find out more about the role please email Sarah Eldrid, Family & Systemic Psychotherapist to arrange an informal chat.

Applications for this post are now closed

January 2022

Volunteer Board member

Could you be one of our Board Trustees joining us at a particularly exciting time in our long history?

We are poised to begin development of a new strategic plan which will maximise our offer of services to people in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We are therefore keen to welcome new trustees who can contribute to shaping Bright Light’s future directions as well as ensuring future delivery of its strategic goals. 

Bright Light is committed at all levels of the organisation to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity and welcomes applications from people of any age. We are however particularly interested to hear from applicants with backgrounds and experience in any of the following areas:

  • Counselling/therapy

  • Human resources and training

  • Law, particularly family law

  • Social services

 If you would welcome an informal chat before deciding whether to submit an application please contact our Chair, Elspeth at to arrange a suitable time for a phone or video conversation.

Application Process

Applications are now closed

January 2022