Vacancies at Breakthrough

Part-time Psychotherapist (0.5) – Salisbury

Trauma Breakthrough (also known as Breakthrough) is a growing charity based in the south-west of England that supports adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma, as well as training for organisations and individuals caring for survivors. The charity has a strong community ethos, and believes that engaging service-users in all aspects of the life of the charity is an important part of their recovery journey.

In partnership with the Hope Centre, which is a part of the ministry and mission of St Pauls Church in Salisbury, we will be opening a project to provide specialist psychotherapy and other mental-health support in Salisbury and surrounding areas in Autumn 2021. This will operate alongside and overlap with other community projects based at the Hope Centre, which are focused in areas such as domestic abuse, substance misuse, homelessness and food poverty.

We’re looking for an approachable, friendly, forward-thinking and proactive psychotherapist to join our team, to help establish the Breakthrough Salisbury project, and to deliver specialist clinical and support services. They will also be an integral part of both the Hope Centre community, and the wider Breakthrough community. As part of the Breakthrough staff-team the post-holder will take part in developing services across the charity. Some out of hours on call work may be required.

As this is a varied and developing role, there is considerable scope for the successful candidate to bring their own particular interests and expertise to the charity.

Experience of working in the area of trauma, abuse and dissociative disorders is essential to this post, as is experience of facilitating or co-facilitating therapy groups. We are looking for therapists who work in an integrative way, rather than being confined to a single therapeutic approach. We are particularly interested in talking with those who are able to bring experience of expressive and creative therapies to their work.

This role requires a psychotherapist who is passionate and committed to helping survivors of trauma and abuse to overcome adversity, and to make a full recovery. They will have the ability to engage with clients in a way that is authentic, empowering and adapted to their individual needs. They will be willing to challenge limiting or disempowering assumptions, attitudes and practices; not only within the client, but within themselves and the wider social context. They will have the capacity and care needed to connect with clients and stay with them in their distress and mess.

Because the project is delivered within a Christian community context, the post-holder will need to be able to work comfortably within the faith ethos of that community.

The post-holder will be accredited with the UKCP or BACP or equivalent, and will work within the codes of practice of the relevant body.


The post-holder will work primarily at the Hope Centre in Salisbury, and will also be expected to attend some meetings in Bath. Work from other locations may occasionally be required.


This post is initially offered on a fixed-term 1 year, part-time contract for 20 hours per week. There will be a 3 month probationary period. We would look to extend these hours, if we are able to secure additional funding.


The salary is from NJC scale-points 31 to 35 (currently a pro-rata of £34,728 to £38,890 per year FTE) depending on experience.

Closing Date and Interviews:

Closing Date: Monday 4th October 2021 at 17:00.

Interviews: Monday 11th October 2021

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to:

Please Note – we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications. We will be in touch shortly after the closing date should we wish to invite you for an interview.

Cleaner (2.5hrs per week) – Bath

We’re looking for a cleaner to help us keep our Support Centre clean and tidy for service-users.
Our previous cleaner, Amanda, is now moving on so we’re looking for a friendly down-to-earth person to join our team and help us do what we do.

Breakthrough are about people, through and through, which is why we’d much rather find a real person than hire from a big office cleaning company – because we can’t do our job without your help, so you’re just as important.


2.5 hours per week on a Monday morning (except bank holidays / occasional staff training days).
Self-employed with own insurance and a full DBS.
£15.00 per hour
Must provide own equipment and cleaning products.
Initial 3 month contract, starting in August.

If you’re interested, please email

Please Note – we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications. We will be in touch shortly if we’d like to invite you in for a chat.