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Senior High Intensity Therapist Clinician - West Essex

Would you like to be part of an innovative, dynamic, and growing organisation that is committed to delivering high quality care for the people in West Essex? We are looking to appoint an individual who is passionate about high quality care and achieving best outcomes for our clients. Our commitment is delivering the best care to our clients and the successful candidate will share the same commitment and demonstrate our company values: We Make People Better.

Vita Health Group provides evidence based talking therapies to all the people residing in Harlow, Epping and Uttlesford area ensuring all their mental health needs are fully met. As a Senior Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (Senior CBT) you will be part of the Senior team who are highly skilled professionals focused on developing a strong workforce that can deliver best practice and care. You will lead a team of qualified HITs and Trainees.

Experience, interest, and commitment to service development is essential for this role as you will be expected to take lead in initiating and supporting improvements to the service currently delivered. We appreciate that the work can be demanding and challenging, therefore you will have a wide range of support from within the Local Senior Management team up to the Executive Management level. In addition, we promote flexibility so our staff can be supported in balancing their work/life balance while still meeting the needs of the service.

This is a hybrid role, with one day working onsite in Harlow. 


Vita Health Group is committed to maintaining and continuously build a strong workforce by offering:

  • Agenda for change salary scale
  • High quality supervision which is essential for further career development
  • Continuous professional development
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression as our company continues to grow.
  • Highly visible leadership and staff empowerment.
  • Encouragement for innovation
  • Prioritising staff wellbeing enabled via wellbeing advocates, buddy systems, regular contact with peers and the leadership team.
  • Flexibility to working pattern for staff to promote work/family balance.
  • A friendly and supportive work environment with an overall culture of energy, solution focus and excellence in both service delivery and support.
  • Equal opportunities with a commitment to EDI
  • Provision of high-quality equipment
  • In-depth induction for all new starter with ongoing friendly buddy/mentor support


Your skills and background:


  • High Intensity Talking Therapies Qualification (Post Graduate Diploma)
  • Full BABCP accreditation 
  • At least 2 years of working in a Talking Therapies Service as a Band 7 High Intensity Therapist
  • Good clinical, analytical and judgement skills for health-related issues, able to draw a broad theoretical knowledge base in analysing high complex facts & situations to arrive at appropriate formulations.
  • High level of planning & organisational skills to be able to plan & manage a complex workload.
  • Ability to compare and select from a range of treatment options
  • Ability to provide both brief and longer therapeutic interventions.
  • Ability to work to agreed targets and monitor own work effectively
  • Ability to supervise, teach and train with in depth knowledge of the supervision process.
  • Excellent communication and ability to provide/receive complex or highly sensitive information
  • Ability to build and maintain working relationship with other professionals
  • Competent in use of IT packages and competent of analysing data and ability to record, report and audit clinical records.
  • Awareness of and commitment to supporting and facilitating diversity and inclusion
  • Personal: ability to concentrate for a substantive proportion of working time, sitting for long periods, manage distressing/emotional circumstances, manage verbal/physical aggression and be respectful approach to service users/colleagues/carers and other professionals


  • Experience in working in Primary Care
  • Experience in performance management
  • Competent use of other IT packages eg PowerPoint, excel, access
  • A car driver
  • Active research interests / published research.
  • Ability to innovate on the basis of theoretical knowledge
  • Experience of developing & delivering specialist training programmes


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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