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Director of Adult Training Programmes

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a enthusiastic, highly able and tenacious individual to take our Adult Psychological Therapies training portfolio forward to the next stage of development.

This exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly expert and experienced psychological therapist, supervisor and trainer in cognitive behavioural therapy for adult mental health programmes, with a track record of effective leadership, management and strategy.

The GMMH Psychological Therapies Training Centre was established in 2000 to run a Postgraduate Diploma programme in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in partnership with the University of Manchester. We have since expanded our portfolio to include more than 20 programmes/pathways in evidence based psychological therapies across a broad range of therapeutic modalities, mostly at postgraduate level. We have been highly successful in attracting funding from NHS England as part of national projects aimed at Improving Access to Psychological Therapies across Adult and Children & Young Peoples' services, and now employ over 80 staff, most of them also in current clinical practice, and train in excess of 400 students per year.

We are looking for someone to lead across our portfolio of adult programmes (talking therapies for anxiety and depression, serious mental health problems and long term conditions).

For an informal discussion please contact

Main duties of the job

Jointly with the senior management team lead the development, delivery and management of a multi-faceted programme of professional training aimed at transforming participating Adult Mental Health services.

Together with the Senior Management Team, to enable and ensure that participating services deliver the relevant psychological training outcomes specified by the Department of Health (DH) and to participate and lead on aspects of the strategic development of relevant adult programmes (e.g. TTAD, SMHP, LTCs) at both a local and national level.

To develop the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) component in all PTTC programmes as part of a strategic plan to develop the skill of the CBT workforce and ensure high quality provision of CBT training across the Centre.

To lead on the development of the adult programme staff in order to ensure quality and high standards of provision.

For further information on the main duties of the job, please see the attached job description and person specification.

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

Please refer to the detailed job description and person specification for full details.

Contact Freda McManus if you would like to discuss the role.

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 Discounts

Person Specification



  • Doctoral Degree or equivalent qualification in Adult Mental Health relevant subject area.
  • High level post qualification training in CBT
  • Appropriate professional registration required for NHS employment (e.g., HCPC, BABCP).


  • BABCP Accreditation as a Practitioner, Trainer and / or Supervisor



  • Sufficient years post qualification experience in adult mental health relevant settings to have developed the competencies required for the post.
  • Substantial experience of delivering training and supervision of CBT to a range of other professionals
  • Track record of successful development and delivery and management of CBT training programmes


  • Experience of strategic liaison with managers, workforce leads and commissioners, including participation in the development of national curricula.
  • Track record of successful development of funding bids for training activity
  • Experience of having research published in professional peer-reviewed journals.



  • Advanced knowledge of the theoretical basis of CBT
  • Knowledge and understanding of national policy and strategic context of psychological therapies training relevant to adult populations
  • Knowledge of financial, strategic and personnel management and liaison across multiple systems

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively in a range of modalities and to a wide range of audiences
  • 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 psychological frameworks and to advise other professionals regarding these.
  • Proficiency in common software packages such as Microsoft Office

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Harrop House

Prestwich Hospital site


M25 3BL

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