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Working at Solent Mind will give you a friendly and flexible working environment, excellent benefits, training opportunities and above all: a place where you can use your lived experiences to really make a difference. 

Please note that we cannot accept CVs for any of our vacancies nor do we accept applications from recruitment agencies and instead ask you to complete and return the application form linked below.  Your application form needs to arrive before the closing date and time. Any applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Employment Advisors (italk) (Full Time & Part Time)

Salary: £22,829 to £24,584 Pro Rata Per Annum
Hours: 1 x 37 Hours Per Week, 1 x 33.5 Hours Per Week
Closing date: Mon 18 Jan 2021 (Before 9.00am)

(Ref EAFPTJan21)

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.

As part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT), Solent Mind, in partnership with Southern Health Foundation NHS Trust are delivering an exciting service called italk. This large IAPT service works across Hampshire.

We are a lively and hardworking team looking for an experienced, committed and enthusiastic person to join us in delivering quality employment advice.

You will provide employment advice, information and practical support to help people who are currently employed to retain their employment. For example individuals going through the absence management process, grievance/disciplinary procedure where their employment issue is affecting their work or work is impacting on their mental health.

The role will involve working with a caseload of clients providing advice and support. This will be mainly over the telephone but also occasional visits (when practical) to client’s workplace to support in formal meetings. This may also be undertaken via online platforms.

This would suit some-one who is CIPD qualified or equivalent, but if you have a good knowledge and sound understanding of employment issues and how this could impact on an individual’s mental health; excellent IT skills, communication skills, both written and verbal this could be the role for you.

In return we can offer a vibrant and friendly working environment with excellent benefits, including 25 days holidays which increases per completed year of service to 30 days, also an opportunity to buy extra day’s holiday after a qualifying period (pro-rata for part-time staff), learning & development opportunities, plus a contributory pension scheme.

For more details on this role please email:

Jo Moxham (Senior Employment Advisor) jmoxham@solentmind.org.uk

For more information on the italk service visit www.italk.org.uk


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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

How to apply

Download the application form

Complete and return to: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

If you have any difficulties in downloading an application form, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Wellbeing Assessor (New Milton)

Salary: £19,201 to £20,680 Pro Rata Per Annum
Hours: 18.5 Hours Per Week (Wednesday To Friday)
Closing date: Mon 01 Feb 2021 (Before 9.00am)

(Ref WANMJan21)

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.

Solent Mind is a partner in the new Primary Level Mental Health Service comprising Coastal Medical Partnership Ltd (formerly Arnewood, Barton & Webb-Peploe and New Milton Health Centre surgeries).

This service has been developed to enhance the mental health care which the GP’s are able to offer their patients through a collaborative and integrative approach across the three practices and associated services. We are now recruiting for this post, which will have a key role within the new service.

In this role you will undertake assessments of patients in order to understand their individual needs and identify the most appropriate support for them, working collaboratively with other partners in the primary level mental health service and associated organisations.

For more information on this role please email:

Diane Hannam (Wellbeing Manager) dhannam@solentmind.org.uk

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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

How to apply

Download the application form

Complete and return to: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

If you have any difficulties in downloading an application form, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (italk)

Salary: £20,680 Per Annum (rising to £22,829 - £24,584 when qualified)
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date: Sun 31 Jan 2021 (By Midnight)

(Ref TPWPJan21)

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.

We are looking for highly motivated and resilient individuals with a relevant qualification or mental health experience and a desire to work in one of the largest Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in the country. You will work with patients with mild to moderate depression and anxiety. We need people with energy and enthusiasm, who are flexible in their approach and can work well as part of a large, busy team in a high-volume service and demanding environment, whilst studying for their PWP qualifications.

We are offering one-year traineeships to Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, starting in March/April 2021. PWP Trainees will work within the italk service for Solent Mind providing Step 2 interventions in the form of 1 – 1 telephone appointments, face to face, group and online support for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. You will receive employment and a full salary, as well as one year of high quality evidence-based training at the University of Reading.

  • You will need recent experience of working with people with mental health problems.
  • You may be a graduate (or equivalent) level in a relevant profession, or have acquired good practical experience of mental health work with evidence of recent relevant study (those without the required level of qualification would need to demonstrate that they could fulfil the academic component of the role prior to being offered a post).

In addition to the requirements in the Person Specification, candidates will have to satisfy the University that they are capable of completing the academic component of the training, alongside working within the service.

You will be based in one of 3 hubs across Hampshire: West (Eastleigh); East (Gosport); North (Basingstoke).

At italk we take pride our practitioners and do our best to look after their wellbeing at all times. Each staff member is encouraged to complete a wellness action plan as they join the team, and is invited 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 a senior practitioner. 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.

Interviews will be split into two parts. The first part will take place week commencing 22 February 2021 and successful candidates will be invited to a second stage of interviewing in week commencing 01 March 2021. The post would start in line with the University starting date and planned induction which is likely to be early April 2021 - you would need to be able to start work on these dates.

For more details on this role, email either:-

Sarah Richardson (Clinical Manager) at srichardson@solentmind.org.uk or Heather Simons (Clinical Manager) at hsimons@solentmind.org.uk.

For more information on the italk service please see their website: www.italk.org.uk.


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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

PLEASE NOTE - Applications for this role can only be made via the NHS Jobs website. You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website. Under 'How to apply' below, when you click on 'To apply for this role please click here', you will automatically be taken through to this role on the NHS Jobs website where you can complete your application.

Applications are limited to 90. Once this limit is reached applications will automatically be closed.

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If you have any difficulties applying for this role, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

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Benefits of working at Solent Mind

Whichever role interests you, you can expect a friendly and flexible working environment, excellent benefits and training opportunities.

Some of the benefits you can expect being a Solent Mind employee:

Holiday entitlement

25 days annual leave rising incrementally to 30 days per year for staff on permanent full time or part time contracts – pro-rata for part time

Pension plan

Subject to you making contributions at 5% of salary, Solent Mind will make contributions at 3% of salary.

Sick pay entitlement

For staff on a permanent contract after 3 months service you can receive 1 month full pay and 1 month half pay, increasing to 2 months full pay and 2 months half pay after 12 months continuous service, and then rising after 24 months continuous service to a maximum entitlement of 3 months full pay and 3 months half pay.

Sick pay is pro-rata for part time staff, just like holiday entitlement.

Employee Assistance Programme

All staff have access to an Employee Assistance Programme providing free access to counselling services.

Learning and Development

We have a learning and development budget set aside to cover training and development for staff which is a requirement for their job or has been identified during appraisal or supervision as a development related need.

Interest-free season ticket and cycle to work scheme

Solent Mind offers an interest-free season ticket loan for travel to work and access to a Cycle to Work Scheme to all members of staff once they have completed three months service.

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