NHS Secondment for Contribution to Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Training

Lincoln, United Kingdom
From £33,797 pro rata
10 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Psychology

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £33,797 pro rata
This post is fixed term for 12 months. This post is part time at 0.8 FTE.
Closing Date:   Thursday 28 January 2021
Interview Date:   Monday 15 February 2021
Reference:  NHS0121

The School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a new member to our programme team to support our CertHE/PGDip Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) training programme. PWPs work in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in the NHS and provide a range of evidence based “low intensity” psychological interventions for mild to moderate mental health problems (NHS Step 2) such as anxiety and depression.

The School of Psychology is an expanding department within a university that has established a reputation as one of the most dynamic and fastest growing in the UK: the University of Lincoln was recently named as the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Following recent expansions, the University of Lincoln has positioned itself as a major provider of applied psychology healthcare training courses in the East Midlands. Through providing high-quality mental health training and research, and by supporting the NHS develop a highly skilled mental health workforce, the School of Psychology is making a significant contribution to both local mental health services and to the well-being of the local community and is placed at the centre of mental health developments in the area.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching on the PWP programme within the School, including supervision of PWP trainees. Applicants will be qualified Senior PWPs within the NHS / IAPT Services and will maintain their professional role alongside this secondment.

Based at the heart of the beautiful historic city of Lincoln, you will join a friendly and thriving department with an outstanding reputation for student experience and rising reputation for excellence in research. The most recent Research Excellence Framework judged 90% of our research to be of international significance, with much of our work having outstanding levels of real-world impact. The University supports the progress and advancement of women in science and the School was recently awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award.

The School of Psychology recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and proactively works to make our School an inclusive environment. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently underrepresented at this level. Applications for part-time positions will be considered.

The successful candidate will be seconded from their current role as a Senior PWP in IAPT Services and will not be employed by the University of Lincoln directly.