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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/07/2021.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Job Reference: 371-MHW698-PT-C

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
IAPT East, West Berkshire
£40,681 - £46,294 per annum (Inclusive of HCAS)

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

*** Previous Applicants Need Not Apply ***

What’s special about this opportunity?

Your base - Slough East Berkshire.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centered environment, where you will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions, adopting a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

We value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ in our latest CQC inspection, which found that “The trust consistently encouraged and supported staff to innovate and develop new ideas’. You will be able to be part of a driven, high quality trust and service, while working remotely, giving you the flexibility you need to balance work and home life.

About you:

We have an exciting opportunity for qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapists to join the highly successful IAPT Talking Therapies service in locations across Berkshire. Your base will be advertised as a location in Berkshire however travel to the base will be very minimal as this is a remote working position.

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to provide high quality services to clients, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Nicole Howard on 0300 365 2000 or email: who’ll be delighted to help.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to a car salary sacrifice scheme (available to all permanent staff over the age of 21), support with childcare and, as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

High Intensity Therapist

About the Job

The post holder will be part of an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service and will provide High Intensity interventions - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Clinical Supervision where required, working with clients who have a range of complex Anxiety and Depression related problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective. This will include up to 50% of clinical delivery via a digital mode.

In addition to clinical work, the post holder will spend 20% of their time each week to support an 8a lead in a specific responsibility to meet service objectives to ensure the smooth running of the service, management of staff, developing new ways of working and ensuring all targets are met. The remainder of the time (80%) will be spent delivering clinically for the service.

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities. The jobholder will be required to work flexibly to cover the service hours of 8am – 8pm Monday –Thursday and 8am – 5pm Friday. This will include one evening a week plus an additional evening when covering groups or courses or as required by the service.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • Salary ranging from £40,681 - £46,294 per annum (Inclusive of HCAS)
  • High cost area supplements provided for some locations
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on work life balance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service plus 8 days bank holidays
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent staff support and advice
  • And so much more

The 3 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  1. Will be BABCP registered or other IAPT recognised accreditation
  2. Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  3. Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively.

Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places us as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, we have a history of strong financial performance and we have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: our people, our patients, their families, and their carers. For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow.

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we would recommend you apply today! We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.


We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

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Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information or provide false or misleading information.

The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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