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IAPT Step 2 Lead

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£53,703 to £59,796 a year per annum inc HCA
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
(Senior High Intensity Therapist/Clinical Psychologist/ Counselling Psychologist/ Psychotherapist)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a professionally registered Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist/ Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist or Psychotherapist with solid experience in Low Intensity interventions to join a high performing and creative management team within Newham Talking Therapies, Centre for Clinical Excellence.

We are one of the leading national IAPT services and we are keen to recruit an experienced clinician who is passionate about quality improvement to take us to the next level in providing effective LI interventions to our complex and diverse population in Newham.

Main duties of the job

You will be joining a dynamic management team and support the service in delivering the main KPIs by providing creative leadership to the LI team and supporting the performance and development of a small team of therapists under your direct line management.

With the support of the Deputy Clinical Lead, you will be leading on the development and coordination of Low Intensity provision for Newham Talking Therapies and be proactive in capacity planning and KPI delivery within this area.

You will receive on-going supervision as well as professional support and be encouraged to continue your professional development.

About us

We are part of East London NHS Foundation Trust which has been rated Outstanding for the second year by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and are committed to ensuring a healthy work life balance and a positive working environment.

There are many benefits to working at East London Foundation Trust such as...
  • Competitive NHS pension
  • Cycle to work and home technology schemes
  • NHS discounts across a range of brands
  • Interest free train ticket loan
  • Wellbeing classes - yoga, pilates....
  • Employee assistance programme to help manage difficult times within our own mental health
  • Get involved in staff networks including LBTQ+, Women's, BAME networks...
  • Reduced childcare
  • And much more!

Find out more about us at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full details around duties and responsibilities and Person Specification for this post.

This post is offered as an permanent post (full-time), with the expectation that all clinical staff work one late evening per week (12pm until 8pm).

If you have any further questions, please contact Anita Sachdeva, Deputy Clinical Lead on 0208 536 2161 for an informal discussion.

Person Specification



  • Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS and registered with HPC. Fully accredited by BABCP OR Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Post Graduate Diploma level or above) with full BABCP accreditation OR Psychological Therapist with qualification equal to Masters level or core mental health training e.g. nursing, social work. Accredited by BABCP or working towards this.
  • Above plus: Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Interventions or equivalent



  • Supervision training: IAPT course or other appropriate supervision course
  • Experience of working with LI interventions in an IAPT setting delivering evidence based psychological interventions
  • Experience in line & case management of qualified staff: PWP and HI therapists (in a IAPT or Primary Care setting)
  • Excellence and experience in IT and diary management that support own and the service's clinical resources.
  • Experience of working across various mental health services, including severe and complex mental health services.
  • Experience in the continuous improvement and coordinating the services of a range of practitioners and providers, with experience of delivering this within primary care and an IAPT compliant service.



  • Able to demonstrate expertise in one or more therapeutic orientations, or with one or more areas of clinical presentation.
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, government/advisory body frameworks and guidelines relating to mental health.
  • Competent in use of IT packages - word processing, e-mail and internet.
  • Able to organize and deliver teaching and training.
  • Able to contribute a Psychological perspective in work with other professional groups.


  • Experience of developing and delivering specialist training programmes.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Vicarage Lane Health Centre

10 Vicarage Lane


E15 4ES

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