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Regional Psychological Therapies Lead 8b

Regional Psychological Therapies Lead 8b

Status: Permanent

Salary: Band 8b, £47,791-59,081 per annum dependent on experience

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours

Base to be discussed with successful candidate, covering Midlands and North England


Combat Stress was established in 1919. We are the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For almost a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.

Today we provide UK-wide support to veterans from every service and every conflict, on the phone and online, in the community and at our treatment centres. We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to take on the future.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or CBT Therapist to take up senior clinical leadership role within the organisation, working closely with our national head of psychological therapies and the regional manager to develop veteran treatment programmes, and the role of psychologists/CBT therapists within our multi-disciplinary teams in the Midlands/Central England.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent clinical assessment, formulation and therapy skills, gained from experience of working therapeutically with adults with trauma/PTSD and who have complex mental health problems. You will provide one to one and group evidence-based interventions, including CBT/trauma-focused CBT and ideally at least one other therapeutic approach. You will be able to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams, taking a lead role liaising with referrers and with our triage assessment team, in supporting teams to develop collaborative, psychologically-informed treatment plans to support veterans with their recovery. A skilled CBT supervisor, you will supervise the part-time 8a clinical/counselling psychologist or CBT therapist team lead based at the treatment centre, with whom you will share clinical supervision responsibilities for band 7 psychologists and CBT therapists and for trainees based at the treatment centre and outreach hubs, ensuring the provision of high quality assessments and interventions. You will have some experience of contributing to the development of interventions, service planning/improvement, and audit or research.

You will provide clinics in either Birmingham, Leeds or Derby dependent on where you are based. Some travel will be required between our treatment centre in Newport, Shropshire and these outreach hubs. Occasional travel to our headquarters in Surrey will be required.

In return, we will provide the opportunity to join the UK’s leading veteran mental health organisation at a time of substantial growth and development. Supervision and CPD will be provided to help you to develop your clinical and leadership skills. You will join a newly established, friendly and supportive regional team that is keen to develop a reflective teams approach and a veteran-led service.

Combat Stress has strong clinical links to the NHS and other providers of veteran mental health services and research links to Kings’ Military Mental Health Unit. Development of links with local NHS/other third sector providers and of research interests will be strongly encouraged.

If you are interested in joining us to contribute to developing our mental health services for veterans, then we would be delighted to hear from you.


What we offer

You will work within a charity that is growing and evolving at an exponential rate for the climate and one that has a fantastic cause and committed follower base.

In addition, we offer the following benefits;

  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • competitive stakeholder pension scheme - contributions matched up to 10%
  • childcare vouchers
  • discount shopping
  • cycle to work scheme


How to apply

To apply, please download the application form and return along with an up to date CV and covering letter to

For further information about the roles please contact Dr Elaine Johnston ( or Dr Naomi Wilson ( , Heads of Psychological Therapies


Job Description

Person Specification

Closing date: 23rd February 2018

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0800 138 1619

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