Band 6 Psychotherapist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
25 Jun 2023

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Are you a registered psychotherapist or accredited counsellor, looking to work in the NHS?

We're looking for an accredited counsellor or registered psychotherapist (band 6) to join our long established team of therapists at Umbrella Sexual Health Service. We are looking for a therapist that can offer 9.5 hours a week (fixed times Thursday 12noon till 5pm / Friday 11am till 3.30pm (initially on a one year fixed term contract, which as the possibility to be extended).

It's important that you're a caring and kind person, with the patient in the forefront of your practise. If this sounds like you, you already have many of the attributes that we are looking for.

UHB is a great place to work, offering a working environment with an inclusive culture that looks after and values our people and creates a sense of belonging. We encourage applications from people who embrace our values and who will enable us to expand our diverse workforce.

What we offer

*A band 6 role for 9.5 hours a week.

*A supportive team.

*A safe working environment in the heart of Erdington.

*Clinical supervision in line with the requirements of your ethical body.

*Ongoing learning and development opportunities.

*Wide range of LGBT+ initiatives and staff networks.

*Health service discounts and online benefits.

*Health and well-being opportunities.

*Cycle to work scheme and discounts on public transport and council gyms.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a psychotherapist who's main duties will be:

*To provide psychotherapy in a sexual health environment on a face to face or remote basis.

*To keep accurate and contemporaneous client records

*To share knowledge.

*To address safeguarding issues.

*To plan and deliver complex information.

*To work with the psychotherapy lead using auditing tools such as CORE PC.

*To demonstrate a working knowledge in standard setting and quality management.

*To work autonomously and as a member of a multidisciplinary Team at a senior level or competence.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Post Graduate qualification in psychotherapy/ equivalent
  • *Accreditation with a recognised UK regulatory body (e.g. BACP, UKCP)
  • *Evidence of continuous professional development.



  • *Significant experience of client-based therapy / and clinical record keeping.
  • *Experience of working with couples and individuals with sex and relationship issues
  • *Knowledge and experience in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating treatment / therapy programmes, particularly for those with complex needs, who may have difficulty with engagement.
  • *Relevant current clinical experience within GU setting
  • *Draw extensively on knowledge from other fields in addition to traditional knowledge and practice.
  • *Knowledge and understanding of quality assurance, standard setting and the audit process.
  • *Experience of recruiting and managing staff/volunteers
  • *Significant knowledge of IT systems used in the monitoring of high-quality counselling services, possible experience of using CORE
  • *Experience of working independently and managing own workload and others

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

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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