Dance Movement Therapist

Band 6

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Band 6
Part time 22.5 hours per week
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Clinical Resource Centre, Twinwoods, Milton Road, Clapham, Bedford, MK41 6AT
£26,565 to £35,577 pa
01/06/2018 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.


At East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) we are committed to supporting the development of arts therapies to increase the choice and access service users have to evidence-based psychological therapies. Over 50 arts therapists work across the trust in a wide range of services and each year we provide 30 arts therapies trainees with clinical placements through a centralised programme.

ELFT provides mental health services across Bedfordshire and Luton (B&L). This new dance movement therapist post offers an excellent opportunity to join a skilled arts therapies team who work across a range of ward and community based adult mental health and adult learning disabilities services.

The team is based at Twinwoods Clinical Resource Centre, Bedford, MK41 6AT. The successful post holder will have excellent on-going support including regular managerial, clinical and professional supervision along with CPD to support career development. This role will also include involvement in the delivery of a major research programme, as well as routine clinical and service evaluation projects. Being a car driver is essential.

Interviews will be held on Monday 18th June 2018 at Twinwoods Clinical Resource Centre, Milton Rd, Clapham, Bedford MK41 6AT

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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

Nicola Power, Head of Arts Therapies,  telephone 01234 310589, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4158