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Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to join the new East Midlands NHS Gambling Service. You will be responsible for providing cognitive behavioural therapy to individuals who are experience gambling harms.

The East Midlands NHS Gambling Harms Service will be based on a 'hub and spoke model' providing care and treatment interventions to individuals experiencing gambling harm throughout the East Midlands. A high proportion of the interventions will be through video consultation, however, face to face work will also be a treatment option and you will be required to meet the travel demands of the post throughout the East Midlands.

Excellent communication skills, with the ability to be able to work with teams as well as on your own initiative are essential.

Statutory regulated Core professional (OT / Psychologist /Social Worker / Mental Health Nurse) plus training in CBT Psychotherapy.

You will also be part of a supportive leadership team in the Addictions Directorate at Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust.

Applicants should have personal values and behaviours that align with those outlined by Derbyshire Healthcare and NHS values.

Interviews will be held on 16th June 2023

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the provision of high-quality CBT interventions that are evidence based and meet the Trusts' Standards.

The post will involve working closely in collaboration with our Psychological Therapies department at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

For more information on the post please contact Paul Sanger on or phone 079170685249

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

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The post holder will provide strong clinical leadership, ensuring evidence-based practice is delivered to shape and improve the quality of services.

The post holder will present a professional image to promote a positive image for the trust to service users, carers and the community as a whole.

The post holder will document and record keep in line with DHcFT record keeping standards.

As a registered practitioner, you are personally accountable for your professional practice and have a legal/professional responsibility to service users, colleagues, employers and self.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge and experience of working in Secondary Care Mental Health Service as a specialist Psychological Therapist / Mental Health Professional
  • Experience of working in a core mental health profession (e.g. psychiatric nursing, clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work or occupational therapy) or demonstrate equivalent experience


  • Experience of working with patients with a gambling or addiction need



  • The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and other professionals


  • Supervision competency



  • Core health or social care professional qualification at degree level
  • BABCP Accredited Post-graduate qualification (Diploma / MSc) in Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy or its equivalence

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

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Andrews House

201 London Road



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