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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/07/2022.

Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 470-22-180-JM

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Isle Talk IAPT
Isle of Wight
Band 5 Annex 21 rising to Band 5

We’re thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

Our top priority in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is to protect our patients, our staff and our community.

Where possible, interviews are currently being conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams.

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Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Isle Talk IAPT Service. Isle of Wight NHS Trust

BAND 5 (Annex 21 salary applied – 75% of the top of band 5 for one year)

FULL TIME (37.5 hours per week)




As part of the National Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT) we are seeking applications from highly motivated individuals, to join our team as a trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (tPWP). The successful candidate will be joining a well-established Primary Care based IAPT Service and will contribute to a stepped care model of service delivery for people experiencing anxiety disorders and depression. The Isle Talk IAPT service has a reputation for innovation and excellence and is committed to improving access to psychological therapies.


This exciting opportunity will enable you to make a real difference to the lives of local people. You will be based centrally in our main office and provide clinics across a number of community settings, so a driving license and ability to travel is essential.


As part of the role you will attend the Post Graduate Certificate in PWP practice at the University of Southampton 1-2 days per week for a year. Alongside the training you will practice assessment and delivery of low intensity NICE recommended interventions under clinical and line management supervision. Employment beyond this period is conditional on passing the course and becoming registered as a qualified PWP with the BABCP or BPS.


An average week during the training year may look like:

  • Attendance of team meetings and forums
    Offer 3-4 days of patient facing work either through face to face, telephone, online or group treatment modalities
  • Attended caseload management, clinical skills and line management supervision
  • Completing administrative tasks including session write up, onward referral, signposting, risk management and safeguarding reporting


Person specification:


Successful applicants will have training in a core profession such as nursing, social work, occupational therapy, a NICE evidenced psychological therapy, or be educated to degree, level 5 diploma or equivalent in a relevant field and have two years experience supporting people who have suffered with mental health problems. They will work effectively in a team with a positive, solution focused attitude that is flexible and demonstrates willingness to learn. Engagement with supervised practice is essential. They will adopt and promote values of diversity, inclusion and respect in all aspects of their work.





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.

Interviews will be held on 18th and 19th July.

Please note this is not a remote post and all interviews will be conducted face to face at our central office in Newport on the Isle of Wight. We can not offer an online interview for this post

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Equality Statement We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects our local communities we serve.

In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made as required.

The NHS and primary care define flexible working as "an arrangement which supports an individual to have greater choice in when... where and how they work" - flexible working arrangements are supported and can be discussed in relation to any advertised role.

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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