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IAPT Clinical Lead

Job Reference: 449-AMH749

Solent NHS Trust
Clinical Services
£54,764 - £63,862 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Talking Change is a well-established and high performing Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service provided by Solent NHS Trust and commissioned by NHS Portsmouth CCG.

The Portsmouth IAPT Service was launched in October 2009 and has established itself as a key element of the mental health service in Portsmouth. It has good links with GPs and other community based health and social care services, 3rd sector organisations and the University of Southampton for training.

The service has a well established LTCs pathways and continues to innovate to meet local needs. There are excellent opportunities to take the lead on a number of great service development initiatives. We also offer a whole variety of evidence based treatment options with high recover rate.

The successful applicant will be part of a large IAPT team consisting of CBT Therapists, Psychological Well-being Practitioners and Counsellors providing evidence based psychological interventions to clients with common mental health problems across Portsmouth city. They will work closely with a well established and supportive leadership team and will be closely supported by the Clinical/Service Lead to maintain current high standard of care and develop our offer further.

This is a role suitable for any clinical/counselling psychologist or CBT therapist looking to develop their leadership qualities. The role provides excellent opportunity for carrer development. It is expected that the successful candidate will have a good understanding of IAPT and the field of psychology more generally.


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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