The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is recruiting a Clinical Lead Mental Health for a project in partnership with Help Musicians which provides counselling/psychotherapy support to musicians. BAPAM is building on our successful long term partnership with Help Musicians delivering clinical consultations to hundreds of musicians across the UK over many years, which enables us to provide a large-scale, comprehensive and quality counselling and psychotherapy service to professional musicians. BAPAM provides clinical services to performing arts workers and students, and the postholder will have continuing responsibility for overseeing the delivery and evaluation of care to patients with mental health concerns who approach or are referred to us for support.

The role will include: coordinating and, at times, undertaking mental health assessments; contracting with BAPAM-registered psychosocial practitioners for appropriate evidence–based intervention; auditing services and evaluation of treatment provided; liaison with NHS services for ongoing care; support to our helpline team taking calls and emails from patients; and advising on and developing protocols for the organisation. You will be a qualified RMN or Social Worker with at least 5 years of experience in mental health, interested in further developing a high quality mental health service for musicians.

The role is for 12 months for the pilot with the expectation of extension if successful.

The postholder will need to be able to work from our London office and clinic, although the team is currently working remotely.

Salary: £31 – 36,000 per annum depending on experience.

Job description and person specification

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter to BAPAM Chief Executive Officer, Claire Cordeaux, by email at You are welcome to contact us for further discussion. The closing date for applications is Friday 5 February 2021.