Team Leader and LTC Therapies Coordinator

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£40,428 to £48,514 pa
28/05/2018 23:59
Interview date

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Job Title: Team Leader and LTC Therapies Coordinator
Band: 8a
WTE: 1.00 wte

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service (BWS) is an expanding IAPT service. The service offers low and high intensity interventions in individual, couple and group formats. We require a suitably qualified and experienced CBT therapist / Psychologist to take a lead of a team of CBT therapists, Counsellors and PWPs.

We are looking for a CBT Therapist or Clinical / Counselling Psychologist who is BABCP accredited and has extensive experience of delivering CBT based interventions and IAPT recognised talking therapies. We are particularly interested in applicants that have had previous leadership roles.
Furthermore, the post holder will also be responsible for working with the clinical leadership team to co-ordinate and develop the provision of LTC therapies. This is a new role within the service due to service expansion and in line with Five Year Forward plan. You will be building on links the service has already started to develop with Diabetes, COPD and other LTC services to offer talking therapies to this patient group.
Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service is one of three IAPT services run and administered by East London NHS Foundation Trust, the others being Newham Talking Therapies and Richmond Wellbeing Service. The three services are located organisationally in the Specialist Services Directorate and work together on joint projects.

You will be a Team Leader and will work alongside three other Team Leaders to ensure the effect running of the service; you will report into and be supported by the Deputy Clinical Leads and Clinical Lead. You will hold a clinical caseload of step three presentations to whom individual and group treatments are provided. Clinical and case management supervision of more junior staff will be an integral part of the job. Monitoring performance against KPI targets at the individual clinical level and the service level will also form part of your role. You will also be given specific projects to run and co-ordinate.

You will be expected to be able to travel and work across the county and work one late evening.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team, your ideas and creativity would be welcome in contributing to the development of an effective and innovative service which meets the needs of the local diverse community.

Interviews will be held 04 June 2018

If you would like to discuss further please contact Celia Webb , Deputy Clinical Lead or Syed Ali Naqvi, Deputy Clinical Lead on 01234 880400

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Celia Webb, telephone 01234 880400, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4158