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Trainee High Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust works in partnership with North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare to deliver Talking Therapies (IAPT) services across the whole of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.

Due to continuing expansion, we are advertising for new trainee posts to commence in September 2024

6 x High Intensity Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Posts are available at the following locations:

2 x Tamworth site which has easy access to Birmingham

2 x Cannock

2 x Stafford

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Wellbeing Service is a creative organisation which embraces staff ideas to constantly seek ways of taking the service forward to adapt to changing expectations.

We have strong links with academic institutions with staff from the service teaching university courses devised in conjunction with MPFT.

Our staff lead professional development sessions locally and nationally and you will be actively encouraged to develop your practice through internal and external CPD opportunities.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to study on the 12 month Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Staffordshire University (starting September 2024) spending 3 days a week working clinically in locality and 2 days a week at University.

The service will provide in-house training and supervision, ensuring access to a range of suitable training cases designed to meet the requirements of the course.

Band 7 posts as CBT Therapists will be offered to those passing the PG Diploma with no performance concerns at the end of training

All shortlisted applicants must be available to attend academic screening on Thursday 27th June at 10.00am (date may be subject to change).

Those passing academic screening will be offered interviews with the locality team in July

All applicants who do not hold a recognised core profession by the BABCP will be required to have their completed KSA portfolio to submit at the time of the interview to demonstrate eligibility for the course programme. For guidance on completing a KSA portfolio to support applicants, please direct them to BABCP website:

Applicants should abide by the 2 year rule set by Health Education England if they have previously undertaken taken training

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About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is an excellent opportunity for those committed to training and working as Cognitive Behavioural Therapists.

We are seeking individuals who can demonstrate some existing knowledge and experience of delivering CBT interventions, as well as experience of treating anxiety disorders and depression, but who would like to specialise further in this area.

Our teams are committed to continuing clinical training/development, supervision and support for all therapists. The service has been a pathfinder for several developments in IAPT service delivery, and has a proven track record for quality and research.

Our friendly teams are committed to promoting the wellbeing of our workers, as well as our clients. As a centre for research as well as clinical practice, we work in partnership with Staffordshire and Keele Universities.

A detailed job description and personal specification listing necessary qualifications are attached.

Please refer to the criteria on the personal specification when making your application and state your locality preference at the end of your Supporting Statement

This vacancy will close when enough applications have been received and may be before the advertised closing date.

Person Specification



  • A recorded/ registered doctoral level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology OR A recorded/registered qualification in one of the following - nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts OR A qualification training in a psychological therapy which may be CBT to at least equivalent of a post graduate diploma level and significant experience of working with adults as a psychological therapy practitioner



  • Demonstrable 2 years' experience of working in mental health services

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Vacancies at Tamworth, Cannock and Stafford


WS11 1GR

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