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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year gross per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 5
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Full Time
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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs)

Starting Salary: £27,055 per annum (Band 5)

Full Time and part time positions available
Accountable to: Team Leader and Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Locations: Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds or remote
Main duties of the job

Wellbeing Suffolk is one of the top ranked NHS IAPT services in the country and we are proud of the support our service provides in improving people's lives.

People are what makes our organisation and they are at the heart of what we do - providing mental health support to anyone aged 16 or over in Suffolk.

Due to our ongoing success and the continued demand for our services, we are expanding our team and looking for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP's) to join us.

You'll already be a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, experienced in delivering quality clinical sessions to clients and keeping up to date with advances in psychological therapies. Our PWPs work within the stepped care model, in accordance with NICE guidelines and approved clinical interventions.

We pride ourselves on offering a supportive and welcoming place to work that encourages excellence and allows people to shine no matter what their role is in our organisation. This is an exciting time to join us as our expansion gathers pace and we continue to build a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team with a focus on professional development.

If you want to be a part of a talented, fast growing and passionate team and want to make a positive difference in people's lives, we'd love to hear from you.

About us

This is what Wellbeing Suffolk offer:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunity to work remotely or in one of our two Suffolk bases
  • Long-Term Conditions training
  • Opportunities within specialist physical health clinics
  • Variety within the role, including face to face work, group and webinar delivery,
  • A champion role based on your area of interest to enhance your own personal development as well as the service
  • Quality Improvement projects
  • Wellbeing in the Workplace opportunities
  • Quarterly team away days
  • A buddy and shadowing opportunities, including support via Microsoft Teams
  • Continued professional development (CPD) to support accreditation
  • All new starters will be provided with support in line with our Preceptorship Pack

Job description
Job responsibilities

Benefits included with this role are:-
  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more
  • Relocation packages.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Person Specification
PWP qualification
  • has PWP qualification

  • Healthcare experience with evidence CPD

  • Experience working in an IAPT service

  • experience in IAPT service/ skills and attributes

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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