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Band 6 Eating Disorders Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-20-89483-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Adult Eating Disorders
£31,365 / £33,176 / £33,779 / £37,890 pro rata

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

12 Months Fixed Term - Part Time

Based at Forest Grange Outpatients, Bennion Centre, Glenfield Hospital

Eating Disorders, RMN, OT, Psychology, CBT, IPT, SSCM, FREED, MANTRA

We are looking for you!

Are you caring, innovative and passionate about your work?

Do you value putting your patients first and working with them towards recovery?

If so, then YOU are the person we are looking for.

We have a really exciting opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, or other suitably qualified health care professional to come and work with us as a member of our Adult Eating Disorders Outpatient Team on a 12 month fixed term contract.

If you want a part time (0.6wte) Band 6 (AfC) eating disorder therapist job, then we are looking for you. We want you to join our small highly specialist team, providing NICE recommended therapy for outpatients suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder.

You will need to have a core mental health profession such as registered mental health nurse, occupational therapist, clinical psychologist or other relevant qualification. You will need to be up to date with all professional requirements relevant to your qualification and have significant post registration experience. Experience of working with people with an eating disorder will be a particular strength for the right candidate. However we will consider you with little experience of eating disorders if you have experience in undertaking individual therapy.

You will be experienced in offering individual psychotherapy for patients and will have worked in a mental health setting, either inpatient, outpatient or community, to deliver this treatment. We are particularly interested in applicants who are qualified in CBT or IPT or who are undertaking training in these fields.

You would be expected to manage your own caseload, providing assessments, care plans, risk assessments and reviews as part of a multi-disciplinary team. A good understanding of some of the physical and psychological risks experienced by our patients will be helpful, but you will be supported with this.

We will support you with training and development opportunities relevant to your role, helping to equip you with the specialist skills you need. Regular supervision is mandatory and is provided by highly skilled supervisors.

The post is based at Forest Grange Outpatients, Bennion Centre, Glenfield Hospital. Our teams supports both men and women who have an eating disorder, aiming to provide individual care plans for recovery through evidence based therapy and strong therapeutic relationships. This care can be both physical and psychological, as our patients may need help with working on weight restoration, reducing compensatory behaviours or regularising their eating amongst other things and need support with managing the mental challenges this can bring. You will find the role challenging but intensely rewarding.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, who work together to help your patients achieve their individual recovery goals. You will be offered regular clinical supervision, either group and individual, to support your practice and regular team meetings for effective communication. You will also be able to take part in our weekly CPD programme, where we have an extensive range of internal and external speakers.

We have a strong culture of research and a continuous drive for improving quality, so you will have opportunity to contribute to our ongoing programme. You will be encouraged to contribute to the running of the service and to build on specific areas of interest. We want to invest in you and your career, but also want to gain from your experience and innovations.

You will be expected to work between 9-5, weekdays only and there is no on call or out of hours duty. You will get all your bank holidays off as well as your annual leave entitlement. The Bennion Centre has free car parking for LPT staff and you will receive a car park permit when you start.


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Contact Debbie Whighton 0116 2252557 or


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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