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Long Term Conditions Lead - Kent and Medway

Job Introduction

Are you ready to embark on an incredible full time career opportunity with Vita Health Group? Are you looking to take the next step and develop your skills? Would you like to have the opportunity to grow and develop your skillset within a friendly, established team? If so, this role is perfect for you!

A bit about us…
Hello! We are Vita Health Group and have a great opportunity for a Long Term Conditions Lead to join our Kent and Medway service. We have recently been recognised as being one of the UK’s best health care companies to work for, and we want you to become part of that! As a people–centred company, we are keen to develop individuals careers where their interests apply. So, if you’re looking to enhance your skill sets, progress your career or focus on your personal growth, please read on.

What you will do in the role…
We are looking for a passionate Long Term Conditions (LTC) Lead to work within our Kent and Medway NHS Talking Therapies Service. The successful candidate will have a special interest, knowledge and experience of LTC and be a BABCP Accredited CBT Practitioner. They will be accountable for developing and monitoring seamless referral pathways between Talking Therapies and physical healthcare services, as well as overseeing internal LTC pathways, LTC waiting lists and for supporting the delivery of high quality, evidence-based treatment for patients in LTC pathways in order to ultimately improve patient outcomes including recovery rates.

Talking Therapies is expecting two thirds of its uplift in patient referrals to come from Long Term Conditions (LTC) cohorts. This role is vital to ensure that physical healthcare and mental healthcare is integrated and aligned.

Don't miss out on this amazing chance to join Vita Health Group and embark on a fulfilling role filled with growth and the opportunity to improve people’s day to day lives. If you have these skills and attributes and would like to join us, we’d love to hear from you! 

Skills and experience:
  • Accredited Talking Therapies CBT training and individual BABCP accreditation OR Individual BABCP accreditation alone achieved through training and experience with adults with anxiety and depression.
  • Attended training to specifically deliver LTC-focused treatment within Talking Therapies services.
  • Completed Talking Therapies supervision training (or be prepared to complete).
  • Experience of providing care in line with Long term condition agenda
  • Experience of effective organisation, planning and monitoring of service delivery
  • Registered health care professional e.g. Nurse, Clinical Psych, Social Worker, OT
  • Additional training/CPD relating to the treatment of LTC/MUS in Talking Therapies.
  • Evidence of participating in planning and/or management meetings at a senior level.
  • Evidence of team leadership and supervision

Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.  Now part of Spire Healthcare Group plc we have been providing physical and mental health services for over 30 years. We work in partnership with the NHS, are engaged by insurers and some of the UK’s largest corporate companies to support their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers.
To achieve our mission of Making People Better, we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. We are an award-winning employer recently recognised nationally as “Best Company to Work for” at the Health and Wellbeing Awards 2024. 
This is also recognised by current employees – our most recent Employee Survey results showed the top 5 reasons to work here as being:
  • Supportive team and management
  • Positive work environment 
  • Wellbeing and mental health support
  • Trust and respect
  • Autonomy and flexibility
We are keen to progress your skills and enable career development and provide regular Continued Professional Development opportunities including secondments, management training, a mentoring scheme, apprenticeships and regular events and webinars across a range of clinical disciplines.  In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance and a comprehensive benefits package which you can view here:
Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is seeking to improve the diversity of its workforce.  We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice and positively encourage applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity.  For further information on our EDI commitments please view here: Vita Health Groups commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to being equitable and supporting the wellbeing of all employees.
  • We are a Mindful Employer 
  • Our status as a Disability Confident Leader dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. All disabled candidates that meet the minimum essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our Ethnicity Matters Scheme where all applicants for senior roles (£40,000+) from a minority ethnic group that meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview.
  • Our Gender Matters Scheme where all women applicants for senior roles (£60,000+) that meet the essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant.   
  • Our status as a Menopause Friendly Committed employer.  
  • Our sign up to the Employer with Heart Charter.   
  • Our commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS). Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).
  • Access to health and wellbeing services for colleagues including Mental Health Advocates and an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • An embedded “speaking up” culture facilitated by Freedom to Speak Up Guardians.
  • Treating transgender individuals with dignity and recognising the potential complications that may arise when taking references. We encourage applicants to contact HR at to discuss or amend how we manage reference requests.
Should you wish to discuss any adjustment or assistance you need in the application or interview process please contact and we will facilitate.
Please note, all applicants must be legally entitled to accept and perform work in the UK and all positions are subject to a DBS check. 
Any data which you share with us throughout the hiring process will be stored securely within the UK and is accessible only by staff who require it. Should your application be unsuccessful, your data will be securely destroyed after 6 months. 
Vita Health Group reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.



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