Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) Supervisor and Trainer

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Prestwich, Manchester
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Part Time
We are delighted to recruit two VIG supervisor and trainees for the Psychological Therapies Training Centre. The project will deliver VIG Supervision and Training nationwide to practitioners working in Perinatal and Maternal Mental Health Services. Candidates will be highly skilled clinicians from a Child and Adolescent Mental Health background with training in Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), have a high level of experience of supervising and training practitioners in relation to perinatal and/or infant mental health clinical VIG work. Candidates will possess strong skills in IT and use of virtual platforms to deliver supervision and training. This project will be over a 2 year period and those appointed will contribute the development, delivery and sustainment of VIG in perinatal and mental maternal health services nationwide.

The Training Centre was established in 2000 to run a Postgraduate Diploma programme in CBT in partnership with the University of Manchester. We have expanded our portfolio to more than 14 programmes/pathways in evidence based psychological therapies across a broad range of therapeutic modalities, mostly at postgraduate level. We have attracted funding from Health Education England as part of national projects aimed at Improving Access to Psychological Therapies across Adult and Children & Young Peoples' services, and employ over 80 staff, most of them in current clinical practice and train in excess of 400 students per year.

Main duties of the job

  • Provision of VIG supervision for trainees on the programme. Provide clinical advice in the specialised area of perinatal clinical work, including assessment of complex issues, formulation of presenting clinical problems and facilitate trainees' understanding in the application of complex theoretical principles to clinical practice.
  • Delivery of highly specialist workshops/ training events, presenting highly complex theoretical information to large group format.
  • Give presentations and reports about the work and progress of the programme as required locally, regionally and nationally in conjunction with the Programme Lead.
  • To provide specialist VIG supervision to other successful training/supervision bids.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of an evaluation plan for the programme to demonstrate its impact on levels of competency, degree of clinical application of skills and relevance to work settings.
  • To take a lead role in coordinating some aspect of training course delivery e.g: timetabling, workshop development or service liaison.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • Qualification in one of the main mental health, health or social care professions or KSA equivalent with a minimum of four years' post qualification experience in child and adolescent mental health relevant settings
  • Accredited VIG Practitioner
  • Trained as a VIG supervisor


  • Accredited VIG Supervisor
  • Further post graduate qualifications (e.g. clinically relevant PhD) or training in relevant areas: e.g. professional psychology, mental health practice and or/research design analysis/teaching



  • Substantial knowledge and/or experience of perinatal and/or infant mental health clinical work including that for complex cases
  • Experience of supervising practitioners in perinatal services and/or infant mental health services using VIG.
  • Substantial experience of delivering training to a range of other professionals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively in a range of modalities and to a wide range of audiences (students of varying levels of knowledge, managers, commissioners etc)


  • Experience of liaising across systems
  • Experience of delivering therapy training (face to face training and online training).
  • Experience of setting up and delivering AVIG events such as Initial Training Courses, midpoint reviews and accreditations independently



  • A working knowledge of health or social care systems and communication processes
  • High level of awareness of National Perinatal Agenda



  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to organise own work, work flexibly and act on own initiative.
  • Excellent word processing and PowerPoint skills
  • Familiarity with multi-media equipment relevant to training environments

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Psychological Therapies Training Centre

Harrop House, Prestwich Hospital

Prestwich, Manchester

M25 3BL

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