CBT Lead, Band 8a

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£37,700 - £42,575 p.a.


At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Calling all CBT Leads and CBT Therapists seeking a new, exciting challenge in a leadership role as a CBT lead....

Our highly regarded Dorset Steps to Wellbeing services are recruiting two CBT Leads. We have a permanent position in North Dorset and a 12 month fixed term contract in Dorchester and Bridport. Both positions are for 30 hours a week and it is expected that the successful candidate will do a combination of remote and office based work. This is a beautiful area of the country with rolling hills, woodland and the Jurassic Coast.

We are looking for someone with energy, enthusiasm, and a high level of CBT skills and experience as well as leadership skills.

The CBT Lead will be responsible for working with the Service Manager to support and manage the high intensity team to ensure that national guidelines are adhered to in line with the national IAPT programme, targets are achieved and that appropriate clinical governance arrangements are in place. They will over see supervision, provide supervision and support psychological assessment and therapy provided by other high and intensity therapists and trainees and other clinical members of teams. They will responsible for answering staff clinical queries about referrals, formulation, treatment and risk issues.

Steps 2 Wellbeing service prides itself on being innovative and is passionate about development. We promote opportunities for career development and ongoing professional development. There is a leadership course you can attend and there will be lots of opportunities to get involved with and lead on project work.

Good administrative, time management and communication skills are also essential. Experience of working within the NHS or similar organisation is highly desirable.

We encourage you to have a conversation with us about the role, so we can answer any queries you might have.

Working for Dorset Healthcare Trust provides many benefits and opportunities, including:

  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development.
  • A focus on values and behaviours which aims for all staff members to feel valued and supported in their roles and feel proud to work for Dorset Healthcare.
  • NHS Pension Scheme.
  • Generous holiday entitlement.
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes.
  • Not forgetting our unique selling point-out trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email dhc.careers@nhs.net

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

For further details / informal visits contact: Kisi Kent, CBT Lead at kisi.kent@nhs.net / 07557 753004.

Additional contact information: Jo Yilmaz Senior Service Manager Rural Locality 07769 280656 / joanna.yilmaz@nhs.net & Ellie Sturrock Service Manager Dorchester Locality 07980 089470 / ellie.sturrock@nhs.net.

What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from apps.trac.jobs. You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the gov.uk website.



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Job Reference

Reference: 152-M746.21

Closing Date: 2022-04-14

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