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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/02/2019.

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Lead PWP

Job Reference: 220-CHS-1555224-1

Whittington Health
Crouch End Health Centre, London
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum excl HCA

By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Whittington Health NHS Trust received a “good” overall inspection from the CQC in October 2017 with our services receiving an “outstanding” for our caring. With well-led (leadership) following inspection of management. To read the full report please go to: Oct 2018 CQC report in full

To comply with the Trust’s Safeguarding Children and Adults policies, procedures and protocols. All individual members of staff (paid or unpaid) have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults This will require you to:

  • Ensure you are familiar with and comply with the London Child Protection Procedures and protocols for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with the London Multi Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Pan London Procedures.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with local protocols and systems for information sharing.
  • Know the appropriate contact numbers and required reporting lines.
  • Participate in required training and supervision.
  • Comply with required professional boundaries and codes of conduct

Whittington Health is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Lets-Talk Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service is continuing to drive its delivery of step 2 & 3 psychological interventions in Haringey’s thriving multi-cultural and multi-lingual community.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a major national initiative, which fundamentally changes the way evidence-based psychological treatments are provided in our community.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has the enthusiasm and skills to join our service as a band 7 Lead Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, and who is committed to making a difference.

BAND 7 Lead Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner – Permanent Full-time (37.5hrs)

This exciting role involves providing brief evidence-based interventions in primary care, helping with mental health promotion initiatives, and supporting practice development around mental health. As Lead PWP you will also be responsible for providing clinical supervision, case management, and line management to a team of qualified & trainee PWPs, a Senior PWP, Assistant Psychologists, and Trainee Graduate Mental Health workers, as well as some honorary staff. You will have the opportunity to work from a variety of primary care community settings in Haringey and be involved in the delivery of our step 2 provision which includes telephone, face to face, group and digital psychological interventions.

This post holder will form part of the Senior Management Team (SMT), and have the following responsibilities:

Clinical/Operational Responsibilities

    • To be responsible for the overall management and operations of the patient referral and assessment service (screening team)
    • To clinically supervise and manage the Senior PWP as well as some of the step 2 clinicians (PWPs, Assistant Psychologists, and Honorary Screeners)
  • To provide a range of evidenced based brief interventions using guided self-help methods
    • Under supervision, to manage a caseload of clients who have mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression referred and assessed by the GP, other professionals or self-referred.
    • To ensure that work is patient focussed, responsive to need and culturally competent and sensitive
    • To assist in the running of self-help groups, activities and use of self-help material, information and other mental health resources as appropriate
    • To support staff in their management of patients with mental health needs
    • To be responsible for daily duty management (being on duty to answer adhoc supervision questions, as well as being the screening supervisor several days a week). Screening of new referrals into the service, and following screening to liaise as appropriate with secondary care mental health services and social service departments.
    • Lead on the development of good practice and systems within the PWP team and work closely with colleagues to ensure that high quality clinical services are delivered by PWPs in accordance with NICE guidance, the Reach Out protocols, and Trust/service clinical governance frameworks.

The post holder is required to have achieved the Post Graduate Certificate in Evidence based Psychological Treatment (IAPT Pathway), and preference will be given to those that have also completed the PWP supervisor training. You must have at least 3 years post PWP qualification.

You will work within an established and committed team, a large peer group of CBT therapists, PWPs, and counsellors, and will be provided with high calibre and regular clinical supervision. You will also be invited to contribute to help shape the service as IAPT continues to evolve whilst maintaining its core aim – to increase access for Haringey residents to evidence-based psychological therapies.

This post is subject to enhanced criminal records disclosure.

It is a service requirement that all staff work at least one late shift every week (12-8pm).

Interview date: 14th March 2019

Closing date: 27th February 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and discussion about our service, and the posts being advertised, contact Dr Tania Knight/Liz Thomas, Co-Team Leaders on 020 8808 5833 or via email,

Your application form

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  2. Make sure you to include all evidence of where you meet the essential requirement on the jobs description as this forms the base of our shortlisting criteria.

Our processes

  1. Closing dates are given as a guide; we are within our right to close adverts early so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid delay.
  2. If you do not hear from us up to 3 weeks after the closing date of the job unfortunately this means you have not been successfully shortlisted for interview. If your require feedback on your application please contact the appointing manager detailed in the body of the advert.
  3. Please check your emails regularly as all correspondence from us will be via – occasionally these emails will go into your Junk folder.
  4. Employment at Whittington Health is offered subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period for all staff with the exception of GMC Registered Doctors.

Other important information

  • Applications are welcome from people wishing to job share or work flexible patterns. We are committed to equal opportunities.
  • In submitting an application form, you authorise Whittington Health NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that during the recruitment process your Identity Documentation will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided


From April 2017, Tier 2 visa applicants and their adult dependant(s) will be required to provide a criminal record certificate from each country they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past ten years.

We would welcome applications from individuals who are from underrepresented groups in the organisation.

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.

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