Senior Psychological Therapist (CBT) - development post

13 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 8a

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

Due to the expansion of our Time to Talk service we have created two Developmental Senior Psychological Therapist posts, one in the west and one in the south.

These posts will both be secondments from within the service, and we welcome applications from Band 7s who would like to develop their careers with a leadership role.

The posts are both Band 8a positions for 12 months and will vary slightly from the usual Senior Psychological Therapist roles in that they will require the post holders to undertake up to two full days of clinical work.

The aim of the posts is to enable two Band 7s to experience leadership roles and provide the service with Band 8a support. There will be a programme worked out with each successful applicant for the 12 month period. At the end of the secondment the successful applicants can either apply for a vacant Band 8a role or step back down to their Band 7 or equivalent post.

These posts are full time, but we can consider applicants who work 0.8WTE/30 hours per week.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download
  • Senior Psychological Therapist ( Developmental role ) JD ( PDF , 572.7 KB )
  • Senior Psychological Therapist ( Developmental role ) PS ( PDF , 572.7 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )

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