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Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

Job Reference: 267-OM3299887-H

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Abell House, Oxford
£32,306 - £45,839 per annum/pro-rata

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

** Hybrid working opportunity**

We are seeking to recruit a newly qualified Psychological Therapist to provide high-intensity interventions. You will be a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with provisional BABCP accreditation who has completed a BABCP accredited course in evidence-based talking therapy, or a Clinical / Counselling Psychologist with CBT experience and working towards BABCP accreditation.

We are excited to offer this position as a hybrid of working remotely and on Trust premises giving you flexible working patterns. You will be part of a hard-working team that focuses on delivering an excellent service.

As a Trust we value our employees and put people first. The post holder will benefit from a full development programme so that they can automatically progress to a Band 7 post after 6 months. During this time, you will have gained:

  • Extensive experience of assessing and treating patients using CBT with a wide range of common mental health problems
  • To be ready to run CBT groups
  • To have started, or been nominated to attend post qualification training in Long Term Health Conditions
  • Be ready to offer consultation and advice to other therapists and Admin staff
  • To have started, or to have been nominated to attend supervisor training and will work towards supervising step 3 staff.

You will benefit from weekly supervision, regular CPD and a range of training opportunities to support career progression.

We have strong links with the Oxford Centre for Psychological Health that includes Oxford Centre for Cognitive Therapy (OCTC) and Oxford Institute for Clinical Psychology Training, which is hosted by the Trust. We actively encourage innovation and research with opportunities for collaborations with Oxford Academic Health Science Network, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry and Department of Experimental Psychology

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Liam Cuttell

Job title: Team Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 01865 901222




  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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