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Long Term Conditions Lead

Job Introduction

We are looking for a passionate Long Term Conditions Lead to work within our Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire 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.
A fully remote position is possible providing candidates can attend key team/system events and away days approximately once per quarter.
 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.

We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience.  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. 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:

To progress your skills and enable career development we provide Continued Professional Development opportunities including secondments, management training, a mentoring scheme and regular events and webinars across a range of clinical disciplines.

Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  

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.  To support this we have a dedicated team of EDI specialists and run a range of active in-house diversity networks.

We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce, to ensure we are representative of the communities we serve at all levels. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of lived experience.

We are committed to equitably support the wellbeing of all employees as demonstrated by:

  • Our association with the MINDFUL EMPLOYER Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.
  • Our status as a Disability Confident Employer 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 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).
  • The provision of access to health and wellbeing services for colleagues which includes a team of trained Mental Health Advocates and an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • An embedded “speaking up” culture facilitated by Freedom to Speak Up Guardians.

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment or assistance you might need in the application or interview process please contact and we will arrange.

VHG is committed to supporting transgender individuals with dignity and recognises 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.

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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