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Locality Clinical Lead - Band 8a

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you interested in service development?

Would you like to develop care pathways to better meet the needs of people with common mental health problems?

Do you want to be part of a team that is passionate about delivering high quality care?

If this sounds like you, this might be the opportunity you are looking for.

The Gloucestershire Mental Health Intermediate Care Service is a busy and expanding Service that provides treatment to patients experiencing mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The NHS Talking Therapies team includes Psychological Therapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who provide evidenced based psychological interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other NHS Talking Therapies approved therapies. We deliver treatment over the telephone, in groups, face to face and using digital therapy options.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, suitably qualified and experienced CBT Therapist to take a Clinical Lead role in one of our four teams. The candidate need to be BABCP accredited and have extensive experience of delivering CBT based interventions. We are particularly interested in applicants who have had previous leadership roles.

You will join a dynamic and innovative service, and will be part of supportive senior leadership team.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Lead provides the day to day clinical oversight of the NHS Talking Therapies arm of the team and the supervision of the psychological workforce. They will also take the role of an expert CBT Practitioner / Supervisor and carry a small caseload. They will work with the Operational Manager of the team to monitor team performance against KPI targets at the individual clinical level. The Clinical Lead will also join the wider MHICT senior leadership team, which includes three other Clinical Leads, Operational Managers, and an overall programme Clinical Lead and Deputy Service Director.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing staff, including working against targets, as well a detailed working knowledge of NHS Talking Therapies Key Performance Indicators. They will be in a position to offer expert clinical advice and supervision of NHS Talking Therapies Interventions and provide leadership to the wider service in service developments.

You will be expected to be able to travel and work across the county and work outside of 9-5 hours in line with service opening hours.

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from Ethnic minorities, LGBTQ and disabled candidates.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification

Other requirements


  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Valid full driving licence with access to a vehicle for business use and the ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation as requested, independently and efficiently


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook



  • Qualification from High Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Diploma) or equivalent and holds BABCP accreditation / will gain accreditation on commencement of post
  • BABCP accredited CBT practitioner
  • Psychotherapy qualification demonstrating psychological competence necessary to supervise High Intensity NHS Talking Therapies (IAPT) workers accredited or accreditable qualification.


  • Supervision training - NHS Talking Therapies case or similar
  • Training in additional IAPT approved modalities such IPT, Cfd, Couples Counselling for Depression, EMDR, DIT, Mindfulness.
  • A recorded/registered post graduate qualification in a mental health profession (e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy or within psychological therapy).
  • MBA or other equivalent managerial qualification
  • Qualifications in workforce planning



  • In-depth experience of working in mental health services where multi-disciplinary working was embraced as part of service delivery.
  • Work to date evidences application of Psychological knowledge to improve and develop practice and contribution to service development
  • Experience of clinical supervision and supporting the psychological work of other clinical staff that provide psychologically based care and treatment.
  • Experience of conducting appraisals and monitoring performance of staff
  • Experience of leading and managing a team


  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Stanway Centre, Cheltenham

123 Swindon Road


GL50 4BW

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