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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
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting Opportunity has arisen to train as a High Intensity CBT Therapist and work within Birmingham Healthy Minds as part of the NHS Talking Therapies

Birmingham University will be conducting this Post Graduate Diploma High Intensity CBT therapist course with face to face and remote study. The clinical placement with Birmingham Healthy Minds will be at one of our team bases in Birmingham. The cost of the course and salary funding is provided.

Applications for this post should be made to:

Birmingham Healthy Minds by the closing date of 28/04/2024


Birmingham University by the closing date of 05/05/2024.

An informal interview with BHM will take place on 08/05/2024

Academic screening will take place at Birmingham University on 04/06/2024.

For those successful candidates there will be a remote interview with Birmingham Healthy Minds and Birmingham University via MS Teams between 11 & 20 June 2024

The course will commence 30 September 2024.

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 Birmingham 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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