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Clinical Service Lead Wellbeing/IAPT

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Endeavour House Ipswich / Hellesdon Hospital Norwich
£79,592 to £91,787 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8D
Full Time

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Clinical Psychologist to join Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and become the Clinical Service Lead for Wellbeing (IAPT) Services across Norfolk and Suffolk on a fixed term 18 month contract.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the lead provider for both Wellbeing Suffolk (commissioned by Suffolk and North East Essex (SNEE) ICB) and Wellbeing Norfolk and Waveney . Both Wellbeing services incorporate the delivery of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk as well as an extended community and social offer to ensure a holistic approach to recovery.

We are looking for an inspirational leader who has experience of working in an IAPT leadership position. The role involves overall operational and clinical leadership of both Wellbeing (IAPT) services in the two ICS systems.

Main duties of the job

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Why work for us? We are an improving Trust, with ambitious aspirations and pushing ahead with exciting transformation work. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about.

You will be supported both clinically and operationally by a Service Manager and Deputy Clinical Lead in both Norfolk and Suffolk. Relationships with external partners include Service Users and Carers, ICS partners, Regulators, HEE, NHSE and other providers working within the Suffolk and North East Essex (SNEE) ICS & Norfolk and Waveney system.

This role will be fast paced and challenging, requiring the ability to be able to work under pressure across a large geographical area. You will be able to establish credibility with a wide range of individuals, and must possess excellent communication, leadership, and management skills, together with the vision and drive to ensure your success. In return, we can guarantee you an innovative working environment, support from an enthusiastic team and a strong support structure.

About us
Why Norfolk and Suffolk? The people here are warm and welcoming, you'll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We're an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.

Job description
Job responsibilities

We welcome informal discussions and would love you to get in touch to talk about the opportunities available and come and visit to see what we are all about.

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
  • gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

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.

Person Specification
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Training in clinical psychology at post- graduate doctoral level, as accredited by the BPS (British Psychological Society)

  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Management / leadership training

  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.
  • A high level ability to communicate complex information effectively
  • Leadership - the ability to lead people through service change
  • An interest in models of service delivery and an ability to articulate the value added by clinical psychology services
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to 'hold' the stress of others

  • Knowledge and skills to carry out complex multivariate statistical analyses, create and manipulate databases, produce presentational materials and scientific papers and books at publications standard, posters and power point presentations

  • Experience of working with service users within the designated specialty
  • Experience of teaching, training professional and clinical supervision
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for service users' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multi-disciplinary
  • National policy with respect to clinical psychology and psychotherapy
  • Management knowledge including knowledge of Human Resources processes, staff development and performance management models

  • Post qualification experience within the designated specialty where the post is located
  • Experience of leading qualified and pre- qualified clinical psychologists

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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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