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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
NHS Talking Therapies Wigan

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a CBT Therapist within Wigan Talking Therapies. We are a service that has a history of high performance in the talking therapies sector and a reputation for providing various opportunities for staff to develop and maintain their own wellbeing. We pride ourselves on clinical excellence and to this end we provide one full session per week of protected CPD time for our staff as well as providing high quality supervision and guidance.

Situated in the North West of England, the service covers Wigan and Leigh area, and affords good transport links to both Manchester and Liverpool.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will join the Step 3 CBT provision within Wigan Talking Therapies. They will provide appropriate cognitive behavioural assessment, formulation and high intensity intervention. The post holder will work with clients with the full range of Common Mental Health Disorders, of variety complexity, for which CBT has been demonstrated to be potentially clinically effective. The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary, and should be committed to equal opportunities

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

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 from High Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Diploma) OR Equivalent: e.g. A recorded/registered doctoral level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology/ a recorded/registered qualification in one of the following - nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or a psychological therapy - plus further post graduate qualification training in CBT to at least equivalent of a post graduate diploma


  • Training in an additional therapeutic modality



  • Relevant experience in Primary Care settings treating anxiety and depression-related problems


  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Wigan Life Centre/Leigh Infirmary



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