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Solent Mind

Job Description

Do you want to work for an established and respected local mental health charity?

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

italk is the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service provided in partnership between Solent  Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Reference: OCNov20


Hours: 37 Hours Per Week (to include some evening and weekend working)

Salary Range: £22,829 To £24,584 Per Annum

Location: In The Community Across Hampshire

(with an office base at Eastleigh (West Hub) plus home/flexible working where appropriate but currently home working in line with Covid-19 guidance)

Closing Date: Tue 24 Nov 2020 (Before 9.00am)

Interview Dates: W/C Mon 14 Dec 2020

We are looking for highly motivated and resilient individuals with a relevant qualification or Outreach/Public Sector experience and a desire to work in one of the largest Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in the country.

Our service provides Step 2 and Step 3 psychological services to most of Hampshire in a variety of flexible methods. You will work across Hampshire to engage with underrepresented groups to understand and remove barriers to accessing italk services. We need people with energy and enthusiasm, who are flexible in their approach and can work well as part of a small, busy team in a high-volume service and demanding environment. You will be responsible for identifying and researching target populations and their needs, and creating projects to improve access to the service whilst working with local connections and partner support organisations across Hampshire and within Solent Mind and italk.

At italk we take pride in our mission to offer psychological services in partnership with the NHS and do our best to look after our staff wellbeing at all times. Each staff member is encouraged to attend a fortnightly wellbeing group with their colleagues to do activities together and encourage connectedness. All staff have access to the Solent Mind online wellbeing platform and free 24/7 support via our Employee Assistance Programme as well as regular supervision with their line managers. We believe that we need to look after ourselves in order to best support our patients and welcome new team members with the same philosophy. 

The interviews will take place in the week commencing 14 December 2020. They will be take place via video link; however, face to face requests can be accommodated if necessary. Please contact Jenna Excell to discuss. Successful candidates will start in or around January 2021.



CV’s will not be accepted nor do we accept applications from recruitment agencies

Posts may be subject to a relevant DBS check

Solent Mind welcomes applications from all the communities in which we work.

Appointments are made on merit.

Charity registered number 1081116

Registered with Limited Liability in England and Wales No: 4004500

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