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NHS Talking Therapies Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Team Lead

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Interviews will be held on 19 July 2024.

A Monday-Friday working pattern is just one of the attractions of a PWP lead role with Talking Therapies.

We are looking for qualified B6 Team Lead Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to join our friendly team. We cover six localities across the county, all within about 40 minutes of our central hubs in Bracknell and Reading. This will be a Permanent post, with current roles available in Reading, Bracknell or WAM (Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead).

**Currently, we are doing a mix of office and home working, in order to support staff preference and also service need.

We are a Talking Therapies service that leads on innovation, boasting a preceptorship programme for our staff, allowing them to have a clear progression plan and develop in their career with us.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing high volume low intensity interventions using cognitive behavioural therapy for mild to moderate anxiety and depression
  • The opportunity to work closely with the Step 2 Quality and training lead to support the clinical caseloads of the trainee PWPs and on occasion the Qualified PWPs through case management and clinical supervision, and manage their workloads through Line Management Supervision in order to assist the PWP Team Co-ordinator to manage waiting lists and capacity within the low intensity service.
  • Opportunities to support those with long term health conditions and those with employment issues alongside our fantastic employment support team
  • Opportunities to support a diverse population of patients
  • Facilitating group sessions

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Post graduate certificate in evidence based psychological treatments (IAPT pathways)
  • Registered with BABCP or BPS for PWP Accreditation. (Please note this is now a standard requirement of all IAPT services)
  • Car driver
  • Willing to work one 12-8pm shift per week (the rest either 8-4pm or 9-5pm, no late shifts on Fridays)
  • Working towards IAPT supervisor training

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If you're someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to contact: Suzi Knight on 0300 365 2000 or email: who'll be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate certificate in evidence based psychological treatments (NHS Talking Therapies pathways) OR Post graduate certificate involving mental health and primary care. OR CBT training with extensive experience in primary care


  • Completion of NHS Talking Therapies supervisors training course
  • Training in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or within a psychological therapy.
  • Psychology degree

Continuous Professional Development


  • Accredited/registered PWP with the BABCP or BPS

Previous Experience


  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Received training (either formal or through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


University of Reading, Erlegh House

Earley Gate, Whiteknights Campus



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