Band 6 Equality Diversity and Inclusion Psychological Practitioner

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2023

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We pride ourselves on the unique environment which exists for all our staff. An environment where innovation is encouraged, hard work rewarded, and where our staff play an inclusive role in new developments.

This is a new role, connecting our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) with the highly valued skillset of our Psychological Professions. In this role, you will work as part of our EDI team to provide psychological engagement and group based/individual EDI focused interventions including advisory sessions, for service users and colleagues. Your psychological skills set combined with a commitment to improving the EDI for our service users and colleagues through training and development initiatives, clinical effectiveness and research initiatives and health & wellbeing initiatives, are key.

In addition to being core member of our EDI team, you will also join our growing family of Psychological Professions who work across a diverse range of primary and secondary care mental health services, specialist community and inpatient service settings and in physical healthcare settings services. In addition to our clinical services, we also have an established training programme with our local Universities, to provide Low Intensity Psychological Interventions training for NHS Talking Therapies service and are clinical placement providers for a range of course programmes for the Psychological Professions across the Midlands.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide psychological engagement for service users and colleagues with a range of psychological difficulties in settings across the Trust.

The post-holder will be responsible, for the delivery of evidence-based group and individual psychological engagement in a range of settings, which could include prisons, secure hospitals, ward settings, and in the community. The post-holder may contribute to the assessment, formulation and interventions linked to psychological engagement in addition to contributing to the development and maintenance of any associated risk assessments. The post-holder may also play a part in the training and supervision of staff and participate in research initiatives.

Support service areas in identifying equality issues and making positive changes that enhance the experience of staff and service users through a targeting work of programme of advisory sessions

* * * Previous applicants need not apply * * *

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to peoples lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

We highly recommend you submit your application as soon as possible, this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

This role gives the opportunity for hybrid working and you will typically be asked to work in a hybrid way, working from your home and also from Trust HQ The Uffculme Centre, or any other agreed site.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Education (PGCE or equivalent), Social Work, Counselling, Psychology, Psychotherapy, RMN, Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy, with several years professional practice.
  • Degree or equivalent level of training/education.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Understanding of the needs and demands of working with clients with complex developmental and social backgrounds.
  • Proven success in developing new and complex initiatives including project management skills
  • Competent in use of a wide range of Equality and Human Rights focused improvement approaches, diagnostics, tools and techniques, evaluation and review methods



  • Experience of working with individuals with complex emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Experience in delivering individual psychological interventions, under supervision
  • Experience in a mental health or equivalent setting
  • Experience in delivering group psychological interventions, under supervision

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) .

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Uffculme/home working


B13 8QY

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