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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/09/2020.

Workforce Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 175-2021-1-WF544A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Human Resources
Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


Workforce Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner


Band 7


3 days per week, 12 month fixed term contract/secondment

Royal Papworth Hospital is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating more than 100,000 patients each year from across the UK. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Our patients’ also receive safe and excellent care as a result of highly experienced and skilled staff within our multi-disciplinary teams working closely together.

This is a unique new role that has been funded by the Royal Papworth Hospital Charity to lead the promotion of an organisational culture of wellbeing and resilience through developing and co-ordinating the provision of a range of services aimed at individuals, managers and teams including: development, facilitation and evaluation of wellbeing workshops and courses, undertaking team assessments and interventions and providing individual employee support and the provision of short term therapy/counselling using brief cognitive behavioural and solution focused approaches, commissioning the provision of health and wellbeing services. The postholder will work closely with the Employee Relations/Medical Staffing teams and the Trust’s Occupational Health provider.


We are looking for someone who can be present in the hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and also visit the Trust’s administration hub in Huntingdon and who will be approachable and visible to staff and managers. The successful candidate will need to have a recognised professional qualification in Counselling or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to at least Diploma level and be a member of an appropriate professional body. You should also have experience of workplace counselling and developing and delivering training for groups. You will need to be organised and have experience of successfully developing and delivering projects.


For more information please contact Liz Taylor- or Larraine Howard-Jones-


Closing date:18th September 2020



** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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