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Programme Lead - IPT-A Training Programme

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Part Time
We are delighted toseek an experienced and highly motivated candidate to lead on Children and Young Peoples Psychological Trainings IPT-A PG Certificate. Based at GMMH Psychological Therapies Training Centre who are renowned for providing high quality training to students in evidence-based psychological therapy across the North West UK and beyond.

Thecourse provides training in knowledge and skills required to become an IPT-A Accredited Therapist. Trainees learn to deliver IPT-A evidence-based model, engage with ongoing teaching and supervision, and cover broader CYP PT and cross pathway teachings.

Candidates will have substantial experience of delivering IPT-A and IPT-A supervision and or IPT supervision with experience of working with adolescents. We are looking to recruit a lead with knowledge and experience of teaching/training and supervision, both individually and in groups. Applicants will need an interest in IPT-A research and knowledge and understanding of training in IPT-A practice. They will have excellent communication and organisational skills, being able to participate in all aspects of training.

Ideal candidates will be registered with IPT UK as an IPT Therapist and Supervisor, hold a relevant masters degree (or equivalent) and have experience in delivering this therapy with Adolescents.

This is a fixed term post for two years. Secondment can be offered with the agreement of applicant's existing employer.

Main duties of the job

To lead and coordinate the delivery, development and evaluation of the Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents IPT-A) pathway of a high quality Postgraduate Certificate programme in Evidence Based Practice for Children and Young People (CYP) for mental health and social care professionals working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) or equivalent, as part of the CYP Psychological Trainings (formerly CYP IAPT) project.

For a full list of duties and responsibilities of the role, please see the attached job description and person specification.

For any enquiries, please contact Samantha Heywood (CYP Director (HI) Programmes) on orFreda McManus (Head of the PTTC)

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 Discount

Person Specification



  • Qualification in one of the main mental health, health or social care professions with a minimum of six years' post qualification experience in mental health relevant settings.
  • Masters level qualification or post qualification training and experience equivalent to this.


  • Qualifications in training/ education and clinical supervision
  • IPT UK Accredited Trainer



  • Substantial experience of delivering IPT-A training and/or other types of training and supervision to a range of other professionals.
  • Substantial supervised practice experience of using IPT-A in CYP settings.
  • Experience of strategic liaison with managers, workforce leads and commissioners. to a range of other professionals including use of standardised CBT measures of competency


  • Track record of successful delivery of training programmes in IPT-A and/ or other project leadership



  • Knowledge and understanding of national policy and strategic context of CAMHS workforce development in relation to IPT-A.
  • Ability to evaluate highly complex situations that require analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options (e.g. formulation of complex clinical problems) within the IPT-A model and to advise other professionals regarding these.

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Harrop House, Prestwich hospital site

Bury New Road


M25 3BL

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