Job vacancies: Sheffield Health and Social Care, NHS Foundation Trust

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service – Primary Care

  • IAPT Low Intensity Trainees Post Ref: 09/012/PY

  • IAPT Low Intensity Trainees – Bilingual Post Ref: 09/013/PY

(up to a total of 13 posts)

Band 4: £17,316 – £20.818 per annum dependent on experience


  • IAPT High Intensity Trainees Post Ref: 09/010/PY

  • IAPT High Intensity Trainees – Bilingual Post Ref: 09/011/PY

(Up to a total of 15 posts)

Band 6: £24,103 – £32,653 per annum dependent on experience


  • IAPT High Intensity Trainees (up to 3 posts)

Band 7: £29,091 – £38,352 per annum dependent on experience


Location: City wide

Hours: 37.5 per week

On 10th October 2007 the Secretary of State for Health announced an unprecedented level of additional investment to fund stepped improvements in access to psychological therapies at the primary care level for more than 900 000 people living in England over the next three years. Sheffield has been chosen as one of the initial pilot sites in Yorkshire and Humber, and this service commenced in September 2008. We are now recruiting our second wave of trainees into the service, to start in September 2009.

As part of this cohort of trainees, we want to recruit people who are fluent in languages in common use within Sheffield other than English (i.e. Urdu; Slovak; Somali; Arabic, British Sign Language), and have ring fenced some of our training posts for this purpose. These posts will play a key role in improving access to psychological therapies for people who do not speak English as a first language.

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust is the lead contractor for this service, which is provided in collaboration with Sheffield PCT, and the Voluntary Sector Consortium. The Trust will be leading on the workforce development element of IAPT in conjunction with the University of Sheffield. This involves the development of a new workforce of low- and high-intensity therapists.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a major national initiative, which will fundamentally change the way in which psychological treatments are provided in the NHS in England. You will be part of a new multi-professional workforce that will significantly increase access to treatment for people with depression, anxiety and other common mental health conditions.

Trainees would undertake academic training, provided and accredited by Sheffield University and local training and supervision within existing mental health services in the locality. The on-job training would include learning about, and providing under supervision, CBT-based self-management for clients suffering from mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression, using a stepped-care approach. All trainees will receive intensive supervision and support in their workplace as an integral element of their training. The traineeships will be based in Sheffield.


The Bilingual posts advertised as a Genuine Occupational Qualification under Section 5(2)d of the Race Discrimination Act 1976 38(1) 6.

N.B. The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults & children and all successful external applicants will be subject to An Enhanced Check/Disclosure through the Criminal Records Bureau.

For further information please contact Marie-Claire Shankland or Tom Ayers on (0114) 226 3522 or Simon Bennett on 07792 666 480.

Closing Date: Monday 11 May 2009

Interviews will take place weeks commencing 15 & 22 June 2009

Application forms available from: Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, The Human Resources Department, Fulwood House, Old Fulwood Road.S10 3TH.

Telephone (0114) 271 6745 (24 hour job line) or visit

Please quote the relevant post reference number when applying

We are an Equal Opportunities/Smokefree Employer

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