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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/06/2022.

Band 7 - CBT Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 313-A-22-120546-RO

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
CBT Service
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£40,057 - £45,839 pa

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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Do you have the Passion, Drive and Ability to deliver high quality compassionate care?

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

If you are a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with core mental health experience, then we want to hear from you. The Trust has an amazing opening for someone who is seeking the challenge of working within an experienced team which is continually developing its practice. The team can offer excellent inhouse supervision and CPD, providing a good opportunity for skills development and enhancement.

The Role

Whilst a comprehensive Job Description and Person Specification are attached, summary elements include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Working as a member of the Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy team within Psychological Therapy Services and Planned Treatment and Recovery Teams as an autonomous cognitive behavioural psychotherapist.
  • Responsibility for the effective management and treatment of patients with complex presentations.
  • Provide evidence-based CBT interventions and develop treatment initiatives by means of expert evaluation, innovation, and research.
  • Provide expert CBT education, training and supervision to clinical staff working within or external to the Trust.

The Candidate

To succeed in this role, you will have (see attached Person specification for complete experience list):

  • Extensive post-qualification experience delivering specialist Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) for adults with a range of mental health problems where there is a strong evidence base for CBT, for example, depression, panic disorder, PTSD, cPTSD and OCD.
  • A core mental health professional qualification and membership of the appropriate statutory professional regulatory body (NMC, HCPC).
  • Post graduate diploma / degree in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy or equivalent e.g., recognised qualification as a High Intensity IAPT therapist.
  • Full practitioner accreditation with the BABCP.
  • Experience of delivering specialist CBT to a wide range of patients of varying cultural and demographic backgrounds, including working with interpreters.
  • Experience of highly specialist CBT assessment and treatment of patients with a wide range of diagnoses, across a range of care settings such as outpatient, community, primary care, inpatient and clients’ home.

You will need to have a full driving licence as the role covers Leicestershire County and Rutland.

In return, the Trust can offer a challenging, stimulating and ultimately, rewarding role with a renowned team. If you want to secure an interesting and challenging career, please contact us.

For informal enquiries, please contact:

Rachel Shelbourne

Tel: 0116 295 2305



Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

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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