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Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an established provider of the national programme, 'NHS Talking Therapies' formerly known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' (IAPT). The service provides stepped care treatment for people with mild, moderate and severe common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to join the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Talking Therapies (CPTT) based in Peterborough team.

This is an opportunity for any experienced Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) who are keen to develop their careers.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Talking Therapies currently operates a hybrid working pattern. The successful will be expected to work from the base at least once a week and offer in-person interventions as required.

Main duties of the job

To develop the low intensity role and develop key qualities and skills in others.

The role will support other senior clinicians to ensure that national guidelines are adhered to in line with the NHS Talking Therapies programme and help to ensure targets are met.

To hold a caseload and offer evidence-based practice in step 2 interventions offered by the service.

To assist in the development, support, and training of other qualified and trainee PWPs and support the induction and onboarding process.

To take responsibility for facilitating clinical skills groups for trainees and helping facilitate LTC supervision groups in service. Where needed provide training and upskilling other supervisors particularly regarding criteria for appropriate step 2 cases.

To facilitate good links with local GPs, provide case management, clinical supervision, and line management to trainee PWPs and qualified PWPs under the direction on the Senior managers.

To work with people from different cultural backgrounds andact as service representative at regional or national committees for PWPs.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of our ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is not an exhaustive list. Please refer to the attached JD and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To carry out all clinical duties that include undertaking assessments and treatment of people experiencing common mental health challenges according to the CPTT criteria. Ensuring that own work is of high standard, and that the treatment provided are in line with the NICE guidelines and step 2 protocols.
  • To be compliant with the required standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating bodies. This includes the organisations policies and protocols.
  • To undertake appropriate clinical supervision on a regular basis in accordance with the relevant professional guidelines and policies. Thus, proactively take responsibility for attending supervision, case management and line management regularly, participate in objective setting, performance reviews and respond to agreed objective.
  • Take personal responsibility for achieving agreed clinical activity in accordance with service policies.
  • Develop an area of special interest, to the level whereby the Senior PWP could become a resource of information for the whole service.
  • Ensure personal participation with continuous professional development (CPD) activities throughout the year and contribute towards identification of training needs amongst the PWPs in service and assist in the development of routes for Continuing Professional Development CPD where possible in co-ordination with the Clinical Supervisors.
  • To participate in Trusts appraisal, performance management framework and ensure adherence to Clinical Governance policies. Thus, engage in own annual appraisal exercise as well as lead in the review and appraisals of other staff under your direct management.
  • Attend professional meetings as appropriate.
  • Ensure that client confidentiality is always protected.
  • Contribute to the systematic clinical governance of the service

Person Specification



  • Experienced PWP with accreditation with professional body
  • IAPT supervision training and experience
  • LTC Training and experience


  • Additional training relevant to the role e.g. short courses



  • Significant evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem in Talking Therapies services (previously IAPT)
  • Significant knowledge of delivering step 2 interventions using various CBT protocols and working within the requirements of NICE guidelines. Also, offering step interventions using different methods e.g., telephone, cCBT, in-person treatment
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly in difficult and complex situations


  • Experience of working in mental health services where multi-disciplinary working was embraced as part of service delivery
  • Experience of working in the local community
  • Lived experience of mental health problems

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, enabling formation of networks with professionals within the Trust and from other agencies to promote effective team working with clients
  • Ability to work in a team fostering good working relationships
  • An ability to interact effectively with staff from all disciplines


  • Skills in group working, presentation and teaching skills

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Demonstrates an understanding national NHS Talking Therapies and how it links to governmental objectives
  • Knowledge and practice of delivering step 2 interventions and stepped care procedures


  • Awareness of the theory and practice of psychological therapies
  • High-level knowledge and skills in working with carers

Physical Requirements


  • Sitting for prolonged periods
  • Manage prolonged use of display screen equipment



  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work within a team fostering good working relationships
  • An ability to interact effectively with staff from all disciplines

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Cambridge, Huntingdon & Peterborough

Union Lane



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