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Band 6 High Intensity Trainee - Birmingham Healthy Minds

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
We are pleased to announce that an exciting Opportunity has arisen to train as a High Intensity CBT Therapist working and studying collaboratively with Birmingham Healthy Minds (BHM) NHS Talking Therapies and Reading University

Reading University will be the academic place of study for this Post Graduate Diploma in CBT and the expected mode of delivery will be face to face learning. The trainee's clinical placement will be within one of Birmingham Healthy Minds NHS Talking Therapies' 4 bases located in the North, South, East and West of Birmingham. Where the candidates will develop the required clinical skills with the support of their identified supervisor.

The Closing date for applications is Sunday 26th November 2023. Applications are to be submitted to BHM NHS Talking Therapies and we will contact the successful candidates to attend an informal MS Teams interview with Birmingham Healthy Minds thereafter.

Candidates will then be invited to a joint formal interview with Reading University and BHM NHS Talking Therapies via MS Teams

The course will commence Tuesday 5th March 2024.

Candidates who have completed an HEE funded course within the previous 2 years need not apply

Main duties of the job

We are looking for motivated and committed applicants who have an existing core profession or applying via completion of knowledge, skills attitude portfolio and wish to pursue a career as a High Intensity CBT Therapist with Birmingham Healthy Minds NHS Talking Therapies service upon completion of their training.

The duration of the course is 12 months. The number of days required to meet the educational objectives and skills-based competences covered during the respective course will be confirmed at a later date to the applicants. The trainee will carry a small caseload as part of their clinical practice and due to the intensity of the course should not be undertaking any other role or training whilst undertaking this post graduate diploma. Please consult national guidance for information concerning the contracts required for this workforce.

NB* The University is unable to accept anyone on the course who does not meet the essential criteria or have previously failed or not completed this course at any other university. This is a partnership arrangement with BHM NHS Talking Therapies service and Reading University.

Birmingham Healthy Minds needs your commitment and adherence to our trust values to be considered for these valuable training places and employment opportunities. Training places are limited, however upon completion of the training the successful trainees will have immediate opportunity to progress to a band 7 following interview.

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 people's 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.

Person Specification



  • A professional qualification recognised as a 'Core Profession' by BABCP such as Mental Health Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or an accredited Counselling qualification
  • Demonstrate, through the BABCPs 'Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA)' application, that they have the required core training and competence for the delivery of a psychological therapy within an ethical framework.
  • A good honours degree in any subject OR Provide evidence of ability to study successfully at Postgraduate level.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Shenley Fields


B31 1XH

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