Trauma Therapist – JRN 30358

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
People Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£37,914 to £41,517
Closing Date


It takes a great deal of people from different backgrounds, with diverse skills and experience to serve the Northumbria Police force area effectively, think you have what it takes to help us make a difference? This could be the perfect time for you to join us!


Ever wondered what it’s like working behind the scenes for one of the UK’s largest Police Forces? At Northumbria Police we know the importance of looking after our people.  In this role you will be playing a critical role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our workforce, using your expert skills to help support our people at work.


Due to expansion, we have an exciting opportunity to join our award-winning wellbeing team in providing trauma support to the workforce of Northumbria Police. We are looking for someone who is registered and accredited to BACP/ EMDR Europe/UK with experience of providing EMDR and trauma treatment with clients following traumatic injury in a workplace setting to join us as our Trauma Therapist.


Base location for this role will be Ashington however in response to local service need you may be required to move base location to work across force localities, as agreed with the Trauma Lead and in line with the requirements of the role.


The Role:


In partnership with our Trauma Lead you will work closely to deliver and maintain our high standard of wellbeing and trauma support to the workforce. You will support in the development and delivery of all aspects of trauma support across the force and will work flexibly and collaboratively with the Trauma Lead and the Wellbeing Team.


You will provide EMDR assessment and trauma treatment to Northumbria Police staff following exposure to potentially traumatic work-related incidents as appropriate.


Why #TeamNP?


In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.


What will I be doing?


The role will provide support to officers and staff on a one-to-one basis and will involve managing a caseload independently and working closely with the Trauma Lead to manage the priorities of the role.


You will also work with the wider wellbeing team to ensure the service and support we offer is to an exceptional level and raise awareness of health issues/benefits by supporting and proactively undertaking health and wellbeing initiatives, communication strategies and events across the force


You will use proven therapeutic skills to provide time-limited trauma therapy to employees referred into the service.


You will be required to provide robust counselling discharge reports at the completion of time-limited counselling sessions.


You will provide updates and attend case discussions with the Trauma Lead and relevant Occupational Health Clinicians.


You may be trained in, and deliver, bespoke training packages to the workforce as well as delivering workshops / webinars on psychological wellbeing/mental health and trauma themes.


What do I need?


·        Counselling Diploma

·        Full EMDR qualification

·        Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or equivalent

·        Experience of providing EMDR and trauma treatment with adult clients following traumatic injury

·        Ability to manage your own caseload providing evidence-based trauma treatments

·  Excellent communication skills

· Proven ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients, be passionate about the therapy you offer and be committed to your own continuous professional development



·       CBT for Trauma qualification

·       Solution Focused Therapy qualification

·       Experience working in a Public Sector organisation


Due to the nature of the role, we would expect the successful candidate to have a high level of personal emotional resilience and we will support access to regular clinical supervision and internal support.


We expect the successful candidate will be able to contribute to the development of best practice within the wellbeing team provision.


For further information please see the role profile: Click Here


Vacancy Contact


Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact Sue Hadden 4693, Trauma Lead by email at


Terms and Conditions


Vetting Level – Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

At Northumbria Police we are all different and that’s our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We protect and serve everyone and therefore believe in including everyone. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all areas of the community as appointments are based solely on merit.


Important Information

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts.


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.


If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at