Vacancies at Breakthrough

Psychotherapist – Full-time (job share considered)

Trauma Breakthrough (also known as Breakthrough) is a charity based in Bath supporting adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma, many of whom have complex mental health needs. We offer specialist group and individual therapy, psychoeducation programmes, wellbeing activities, and an out-of-hours crisis service, as well as training for organisations and individuals caring for survivors. Breakthrough has a strong community ethos, both within the life of the team and across all of the charity’s services. We believe that engaging service-users in all aspects of the life of the charity is often an important part of their recovery journey and the building of healthy relationships and self-confidence.

We are looking for an experienced psychotherapist to join our team to help us build on our current services to survivors. This is part of a three-year funding award from the National Lottery Community Fund.
The successful candidate will be passionate and committed to helping survivors of trauma and abuse to overcome adversity, and 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 behaviours; not only within the client, but within themselves and the wider social context. They will be confident in managing clients exhibiting high risk behaviours, and will have the capacity and care needed to connect and stay with them in their distress and mess.

Essential Attributes

  • At least 1 year post qualification experience
  • Experience of working with survivors of trauma and abuse with a particular emphasis on clients who are dissociative and/or who have other complex mental health needs.
  • Experience facilitating or co-facilitating therapeutic and psychoeducation groups.
  • The ability to work in an integrative way, rather than being confined to a single therapeutic modality.
  • 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 mainly at the Breakthrough Support Centre in Bath. From time to time they may be asked to work from other locations.


This is a full-time / 40hrs per week post offered on a 12 month fixed-term contract, and this may be extended in line with the National Lottery Community Fund grant.
Breakthrough is open to considering job share or other flexible working arrangements.
The postholder will be expected to work at least one evening per week, and take part in the out of hours on-call crisis rota.
There is a 6 month probationary period for this post.


The starting salary will be £38,890 per year, plus a 2% supplement for taking part in the on-call rota.

Closing Date and Interviews:

The closing date for applications is Sunday 20th February 2022.
Interviews will be held on Monday 7th March 2022

To Apply:

Please submit your CV along with a covering letter to:

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.

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, immediate start.

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.