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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/05/2021.

Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 348-SPWPJAN21

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Based At Either Eastleigh (West)/Gosport (East)/Basingstoke (North)
Please see advert wording

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

Do you want to work for an established and respected local mental health charity?  

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

We run the italk service in partnership with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust which is one of the largest Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in the country.

Reference: SPWPApr21


Hours: 37 Hours Per Week (part time also considered) (Mon to Fri, occasional Saturday may be required)

Salary: £31,000 Per Annum

Location: Based At Either Eastleigh (West Hub)/Gosport (East Hub)/Basingstoke (North Hub)

Closing Date: Sun 16 May 2021 (By Midnight)

Interview Date: W/C Mon 24 May 2021

We have upcoming vacancies for both full time and part time Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (SPWP) to join our busy and expanding Step 2 team.

This recruitment opportunity would be a great opportunity for Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who are committed to Step 2 work, highly motivated, flexible and a strong team players to develop their career within our Low Intensity service.

The role involves managing a group of PWPs to ensure the quality of their work is maintained through facilitating both clinical skills and line management supervision. Our Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners also continue to work with Step 2 patients through conducting assessments and delivering treatment sessions.

Successful applicants will need a Postgraduate or Degree Certificate in Psychological Therapies, be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and practice at Step 2, as well as strong clinical decision making. Ideally candidates will have previous supervisory experience, however this is not essential.

Please mention in your application how long you have been working as a Qualified PWP.

Successful candidates will also have opportunities to develop skills in interviewing, line managing, coaching and developing new trainees who will be joining the service in our September cohort at the University of Southampton.

This is a challenging role and you will need to be resilient and flexible to cope with the constantly changing needs of staff and the service. If you are interested in this position and believe that you have the relevant skills and experience, then this could be the opportunity for you!  In return, we offer a vibrant and friendly working environment with excellent benefits, including 25 days holidays, plus a contributory pension scheme.

Please state three reasons to shortlist me in the first paragraph of the supporting statement in order to be considered for shortlisting.

For more details on this role, email either:-

Sarah Richardson (Clinical Manager) at

Heather Simons (Clinical Manager) at

All posts will be subject to relevant DBS check if required

PLEASE NOTE We do not accept CV’s nor do we accept applications from Recruitment Agencies


We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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