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CBT Clinical Lead - Wyre Forest

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Wyre Forest Talking Therapies team, is a busy and expanding team who provide treatment to patients experiencing depression and anxiety. The team includes High Intensity Therapists, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and Relational Therapists who provide evidenced based psychological interventions. We deliver treatment over the telephone, in groups, face to face and using digital therapy options.

We have an exciting and rare opportunity following service expansion to appoint a Clinical Lead to provide clinical leadership to the team. The role of Clinical Lead suits a dynamic individual looking to use their CBT knowledge, supervisory and leadership skills to guide and empower clinicians and trainees within the team, and to support a culture of ongoing clinical growth and excellence. We are looking for a self-motivated practitioner who is able to inspire others.

The Post Holder will join a supportive and friendly team, working closely with the Team Lead, and reporting to the Deputy Service Lead Clinical. The Post is full- time and there will be a requirement to attend the team base to help support with team connection on a regular basis.

We offer generous CPD opportunities, have a supportive wellbeing team within the Trust and encourage flexible working.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Rachael Wall (Deputy Service Lead Clinical) on 01432 220507, or email

Main duties of the job

The role includes but is not limited to
  • Managing a small clinical caseload alongside supervisory and leadership responsibilities for the team.
  • Supporting clinicians and trainees within the team with clinical growth and development, through supervision, training and reflective practice, and being available for mentoring, advice, and consultation on patients psychological care to all clinicians and administrators on a daily basis.
  • Following Talking Therapies guidance for the provision of Clinical Supervision for the High Intensity Trainees and High Intensity Therapists within the team as required for the supervision/governance of staff, including providing supervision of supervision to other High Intensity supervisors within the team.
  • Using KPIs, audits, and feedback to monitor the quality of the clinical work completed within the team and address concerns when identified to improve patient care.
  • Providing effective leadership and management to staff which promotes high performance standards both individually and as a team, in the achievement of the Trusts objectives and priorities.
  • Achieving a high-quality clinical service by maximising the efforts of the team and create an environment where colleagues feel valued, empowered and supported.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please be advised NHS Jobs Service will not be available on 13th & 14th and 20th & 21st April 2024. Do not attempt to use the service at these times and consider this for your application submission.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Qualification from Talking Therapies High Intensity course for adults in the modality required. Either Pgrad Dip High intensity CBT, High Intensity PCE-CfD, High Intensity IPT, High Intensity DIT, High Intensity CCfD
  • Accredited with a recognised professional body BABCP, BACP, HCPC, UKCP
  • Trained in supervision for the IAPT therapy required
  • RFQ Level 7 Qualification (e.g. Pgrad Dip/MSC/Pgrad Cert) in Psychological therapy/Healthcare leadership/ relevant field.
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


  • NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership
  • IAPT long term conditions training
  • Trained in additional NICE approved therapy for anxiety/depression.



  • Significant experience of working in Talking Therapies or Primary Care Mental Health Services
  • Significant experience of delivering the evidence based psychological therapy as required for the role.
  • Previous experience of providing clinical supervision to Talking Therapies staff including trainee therapists
  • Previous Experience of utilising leadership skills to develop and support others.
  • Experience of being involved with clinical developments to improve patient care.


  • Previous management experience within Mental Health Services or within Talking Therapies
  • Previous experience with overseeing and managing safeguarding concerns
  • Experience in teaching or delivering CPD

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


The Robertson Centre

Bewdley Road


DY11 6RJ

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