ACP UNITE representative: expressions of interest

Your chance to contribute to national discussions and advocate for the role of CAPTs in the workforce; to improve the terms and conditions of members; and to develop knowledge and expertise in employment issues.  

Julia Mikardo is standing down from her role as one of two ACP co-opted representatives who sit on the Applied Psychology Organising Professional Committee within the Health Sector of UNITE. This Committee also comprises psychology representatives from the range of psychology disciplines around the UK– Clinical, Health, and Counselling. The OPC is assigned a Full-Time Officer from UNITE

The Committee has a key role in gathering together and responding to national trends in NHS terms and conditions, as well as workforce issues on behalf of psychologists and child & adolescent psychotherapists. There is a wealth of experience and knowledge which ACP reps can contribute to and draw on for the benefit of ACP UNITE members. 

The ACP reps are required to attend London-based meetings of the Committee four times a year, currently held on zoom; to report on CAPT issues to the OPC; to visit training schools to inform trainees about UNITE; and to give feedback on developments and events to the ACP Chair, CEO, Executive and membership. 

The ACP reps also need to be available to respond to issues for individual UNITE members via email and phone. They are not required to represent members locally but to liaise with local reps when needed. This is especially helpful when the local rep does not have knowledge about child psychotherapy/ CAMHS. 

You will receive mentoring to help you into the role. This is an excellent opportunity to play a part in a very interesting area of work, and counts towards CPD requirements.  

If you are interested finding out more, please contact Danny Goldberger at 

Closing date for applications: 17th December 2021