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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/01/2020.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 383-JAB-215-19-D

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
London Road Resource Centre, Derby
AfC Band Band 7 £37,570 - £43,772 pa pro rota

A focus on recovery Here at Derbyshire Healthcare, we are committed to working alongside the people who use our services, to help them lead meaningful and satisfying lives. We believe in compassionate, patient-centred care. Each member of staff has a part to play in supporting the people who use our services. But don't just take our word for it, visit our website to watch our "We are Derbyshire Healthcare" video to see what our staff, service receivers, carers and members have to say about the Trust. Also, to find out more about our Trust and Derbyshire as a great place to work and live please visit our recruitment site which you will find under further links on this advert.

DHCFT is committed to ensuring that all of its staff can work safely during the current coronavirus crisis. To assist with this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to Covid-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practise, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients. Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with the Covid-19 national guidance.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and we are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. We encourage applications from our BME communities, our LGBT+ communities, and from individuals who identify as being disabled, as well as all other protected characteristics. We are especially keen to increase our diversity where we know that some communities are under-represented in parts of our workforce. Selection will be on a basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of Positive Action.

Are you an experienced Mental Health Professional looking to train as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist?

We have a full time opening in our NHS Department, based in Derby, which provides once weekly, individual and group psychodynamic psychotherapy.

You would be engaging in challenging and deeply rewarding therapy with people who have suffered repeated trauma as children (complex developmental trauma) and who often have a diagnosis of Personality Disorder.

This is an opportunity to work within a supportive Department with a strong commitment to supervision and CPD and that is embedded within its Trust’s wider Psychological Therapy Services that include Psychologists, CBT therapists and DBT therapists.

To apply you will need to have:

  • a recognised qualification in one of the mental health core professions (such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, or Social Work). Psychologists will need to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered with the BPS

  • a minimum of three years of experience of working with Service Receivers with severe personality disorder and/or complex trauma


    This post will involve undertaking a full psychodynamic psychotherapy training. A funded training with the South Trent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training organisation is available with the  successful applicant expected to fund their own personal therapy. Other appropriate trainings can be considered

    Relocation expenses of up to £8000 will be available

    Hours: Full time (37.5 hours), Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm with some evening work potentially required to run Psychotherapy groups outside of normal working hours. The post is open to flexible working within a full time contract.


    Contract: Permanent

    Interview date: 18th February 2020

    If you encounter difficulty in applying online, please contact the Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust Recruitment Services Team on 01332 564856 (quoting the job reference number) and they will provide further support you require.

    Interested and want to know more? Then contact us for further discussion. Informal visits are encouraged.


    For further details / informal visits contact:


    Steve Wheeler, Service Manager/Clinical Lead, Psychotherapy Department, Resource Centre, London Road Community Hospital, London Road, Derby. DE1 2QY. Telephone: 0300 013 4796

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

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If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.


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The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

We are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.



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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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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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