Peer Therapist

Egham, United Kingdom
£24,551 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
24 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department of Psychology

Location: Egham
Salary: £24,551 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Wednesday 30 September 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Part-Time (0.2 FTE), Fixed Term – 15 months

Applications are invited for the post of Peer Therapist in the Department of Psychology

The peer therapist will work in the UK on Phase 2 of the HEADS-UP project (, under the regular supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Michael Evangeli, Reader in Clinical Psychology. The study aims to develop and test the feasibility of a behavioural intervention to increase onward HIV disclosure levels and support onward HIV disclosure decision-making in perinatally infected adolescents/young adults with HIV in the UK and Uganda.

There are two phases to the study:

  • Developing the planned intervention for each context (Phase 1: 15 months).
  • Conducting a randomised feasibility parallel group trial of the intervention alongside a standard of care condition (Phase 2: 15 months).

The successful candidate will have knowledge of issues affecting people living with HIV, be a strong communicator, have good listening skills, and be able to work independently.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. The post is mainly remotely based, however the post holder may be required to work at any of the locations at which the business of Royal Holloway is conducted.

This is a fixed term post to cover the period of the study.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0920-208
Closing Date: Midnight, 30 September 2020
Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.