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Clinical Lead Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Bamber Bridge, Preston
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are seeking an experienced and innovative colleague to join the Clinical Leadership team of NHS Lancashire & South Cumbria Talking Therapies. You will be responsible for providing leadership, training and clinical supervision to our large staff group of PWPs and Senior PWPs, and working with teams to provide clinical lead support and guidance. This role is banded at 8a, and is a permanent role, 15 hours per week.

There are opportunities for leading with champion groups (e.g. People with Long-Term Conditions, Older Adults, LGBT+ individuals and people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds) and for getting involved in service development and quality improvement projects and research.

Main duties of the job

This is a well-established clinical lead role, and the successful candidate will work in a job share arrangement with a colleague.

The main duties of the role are to provide clinical leadership to the Step 2 PWP and Senior PWP workforce in the NHS Lancashire & South Cumbria Talking Therapies service. You will link closely with the other Clinical Leads (CBT, Counselling, Deputy PWP Lead and Consultant Clinical Lead) and Strategic Lead colleagues, and work together with Team Leads and be part of weekly meetings with them to support development and quality improvement across our 11 Lancashire & South Cumbria teams.

You will link and liaise with our local University training organisations and jointly lead and coordinate twice-yearly recruitment processes. PWP Continuous Professional Development is high on our agenda, and you will contribute to leading and coordinating this with colleagues.

You will be expected to have a small direct clinical caseload, and to provide clinical supervision to PWP or Senior PWP colleagues, as well as have a role in providing assurance about the quality of supervision arrangements and clinical outcomes, in line with the National Talking Therapies clinical model and Key Performance Indicators.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Honours degree 2:2/above or an equivalent professional qualification related to Health and Social Care
  • Educated to relevant master's degree or prepared to study towards masters with demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Experience of providing supervision to Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners



  • Knowledge of contemporary context of Primary Health Care and the needs of individuals with common mental health problems
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • An understanding of the key performance indicators in TALKING THERAPIES services and how they relate to clinical practice



  • Significant experience delivering Step 2 formulation assessment and treatment of patients
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of clients that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Experience of planning and completing audits
  • Experience of developing others

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