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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2020.

Operational Manager-Psychological Wellbeing Service

Job Reference: 310-ASMH-2292655

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Mental Health
Newtown Centre, Huntingdon, Cambridge
£44,606 to £50,819 pa pro rata



Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an established provider of the national programme for ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT). The service relaunched in July 2015 as the CPFT Psychological Wellbeing Service (PWS) providing stepped care treatment for people with mild, moderate and severe common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. The service has grown significantly over recent years and employee around 150 wte staff working across five main base sites over the Cambridge and Peterborough region.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 12 month fixed-term Operational Manager to support the leadership and management structure of the service, including clinical teams and the Single Point of Access (SPA). This is a new post for the service in recognition of the service growth and expected future growth.

The post holder will be expected to provide management support to teams to facilitate their day to day running alongside the service manager. Although there will be some duties shared with the service manager and ability to cover for each other during periods of absence, there will be also be clear areas of responsibility over specific tasks. The operational manager will provide line management support to team leaders as well as ensuring service is working towards optimal functioning and meeting governance standards.

The successful candidate will have an established background in managing teams and ideally good knowledge and awareness of issues and challenges facing IAPT services. They will be highly motivated and able to work under their own initiative but also keep clear lines of communication open between PWS management.


For further details / informal visits contact:

James Clarke, Service Lead at or call 01223 458888


Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) and references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

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

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