IAPT Clinical Lead 

Job Ref: 354-PC-20281

Salary: £54,764 to £63,862 a year pa

Hours: Full-time

This is an exciting opportunity for a full-time IAPT Clinical Lead to work within the IAPT part of our service. Our IAPT service is undergoing an expansion of its workforce and there are significant opportunities for audit and service development.

The Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service is an NHS service for all ages in Brighton and Hove. The service is delivered by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with YMCA DownsLink Group, and Southdown. The service offers a variety of support and psychological therapies to the community of Brighton and Hove. Our interventions are diverse and evidence based, ranging from guided self-help and face-to-face or telephone support to workshop courses.

We know that we can only achieve a high-quality clinical service by maximising the efforts of our team and by creating an environment where colleagues are valued and involved in developing the service. We believe in investing in people, keeping true to the values and behaviours of Sussex Partnership and the NHS and looking after the wellbeing of all team members. We work closely with our Adult Service-User steering group to refine and improve the service that we offer.

The post is full-time, and there will be a requirement to work across different sites used by the service throughout Brighton and Hove.

The post-holder will join a supportive and friendly senior leadership team which includes the Clinical Lead and General Manager for the Brighton Wellbeing Service, as well as Service Managers and other clinical lead roles. The wider multi-disciplinary team includes admin and data management staff, Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, CBT Therapists, and Counsellors.

The post-holder will provide clinical leadership and will be responsible for the clinical governance of the IAPT service. This will require the successful candidate to work very closely with our IAPT Service Manager, together providing integrated leadership to the IAPT service. You will need to work effectively as a clinical leader within a primary care multidisciplinary setting. You will need to hold self and colleagues to account to ensure the IAPT service delivers safe, effective and timely clinical care in line with the IAPT manual, while also meeting its agreed performance targets.

We are looking for an experienced clinician who has had substantial experience of working and providing leadership within IAPT services. You will need to be qualified either as a Counselling or Clinical Psychologist or as a CBT Therapist, and to hold current accreditation with BABCP.

About us

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do. We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a new and exciting collaboration and to help us forge our path
  • Access to numerous wellbeing and support programmes, run by our internal wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
  • All the autonomy and responsibility you need to manage your caseload
  • Access to a host of discount schemes (including gyms, shopping, restaurants and cars)
  • A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC

If you want to join an innovative and exciting IAPT service in the vibrant and diverse seaside City of Brighton & Hove, then we would love to hear from you!

To find out more about the service and this post please contact Stuart Clark, Clinical Lead (

Closing date: 30 January 2022



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